As far as upgrades go? The budget is tight and I don't have a lot for upgrades, but this is what I have so far; corian countertops in kitchen- 900 side by side refer.-805 cabinets (maple, toffee finish) - 1020 6 panel doors whole house- 600 nice dishwasher- 384 (I think.. tough to tell from the price list) upgraded range/oven 206 2nd bathroom sink- 604 (resale value I figure) guestimated $200 for light pre-wire fair carpet, the cheapest stuff is AWFUL!! The minimum I could spend and be happy- 1550 A couple of things are a waste, but the rest I feel is worthwhile and will add value. THe rest of the flooring I'll lay tile myself, the faucets I'll replace myself etc.. No sense in paying their rip-off prices. I'm spending this much because I get a 3% allowance, but that's about all I can spend and still afford the house.