So for this first appointment, I am looking at the following standards:
Standard doors and windows
Standard carpet grade stairsStandard shower head and faucet in the main bathroom
Standard fixtures in powder room
Standard oak railings - to eventually match oak hardwood floors
I will be investing in the following upgrades:
Shut off valves to sinks - very handy in case of repair or replacement in the future
Addition of 1 cable outlet - house comes with 3 phone and 2 cable
Outlet upgrade to accommodate future ceiling fan with light - I'm getting this for both the bedrooms
Home security system
Potlights for the breakfast bar - I originally thought 3 here but after seeing pictures of a finished home identical to mine, I've decided to go with only 2
Upgrade my kitchen hood fan to black to match my appliances
Rough in for central air - doing this now as when I get my A/C post-move in there will be less structural demolition that needs to be done by the installer
I am currently on the fence about ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator) or air exchanger as well as a shelf for the microwave in the kitchen. As I am short, I am opting to NOT upgrade to an OTR microwave. It just doesn't make sense for me.
I know the list isn't long but I'm saving myself for the oh-so-important second design appointment which will involve cabinets, flooring, countertops, backsplash, paint, trim, moulding, hardware - all the fun stuff!