New Design Options Now Available for Your Florida New Home

Posted: March 14, 2018 | Categories: News
By Highland Homes

Building a new home in Florida is an exhilarating and fulfilling experience. The benefits of buying new range from the convenience of modern design and safety codes, to moving into a home shiny and new rather than old and tired, to knowing your home’s history starts with you.

And, when you build your Florida new home with Highland Homes, there’s even more to love. Our unique home building experience puts you in the driver’s seat. First, you select your ideal neighborhood from our more than 20 available communities. Then, you pick the home site and your perfect home plan layout. Finally, at the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio, you will work with a professional designer to choose the features, finishes and colors that will turn your new house into a home that matches your style and needs!

Now, we have even more design options available for you to select for your new single-family home. From new paint schemes to on-trend appliance options, read on to learn about all of the new selections available to you at the Studio!


Sherwin-Williams is our paint manufacturer of choice with over 150 years of paint excellence. Choose from 13 exterior paint schemes, as well as four interior color options that include popular neutrals other than white — two gray-toned paints, and two brown-toned hues, paired with a classic white ceiling and trim. Or select form a wide array of interior paint colors for a small upgrade fee! Check out the Sherwin Williams visualization tool, which allows you to visualize both exterior and interior paint colors.


Looking for solid-surface counters with an easy to maintain finish? You can now choose from on-trend quartz countertop options with two color selections available, Arctic Mist and Arctic Snow, both light colored options that are perfect to pair with almost any cabinets and flooring of your choice.

Quartz has become an increasingly popular countertop choice for several reasons. A non-porous solid surface that does not need to be resealed, quartz is a durable, tough material comprised of 90 percent quartz stone and 10 percent polymers. It is low-maintenance and considerably harder to chip, scratch or stain than other solid surface options. The cost to add quartz in your new home ranges from $3,000-$6,000, depending on the size of the counters in your new home.

Wilsonart laminate in the Shelby by Highland Homes

In addition, we now offer several new laminate options from Wilsonart. Laminate is increasingly popular for its affordability and variety of style options, with many simulating natural stone and wood. Depending on the community in which you purchase, your home will include either premium laminate with a standard edge, or HD laminate. Options are available to upgrade to a beveled edge for $200-$550, a crescent edge for $325-$675, or HD for $300-$700 if you’re building in a community where premium is included.

Rounding out countertop choices are an array of granite colors, which remain one of the most popular design upgrades selected for Florida new homes.


Whirlpool Black Stainless Steel appliancesDo you like to be a trend-setter — or, just looking for something a little different than the normal black, white or stainless steel? Upgrade to today’s hottest appliance trend — black stainless steel! Choose a Whirlpool black stainless side-by-side or French door refrigerator, and add the matching dishwasher, microwave and smooth-top range. Depending on your fridge preference, outfit the entire kitchen in black stainless-steel appliances for just $3,830-$4,230.

We also now offer a Whirlpool freestanding double oven option in standard stainless steel for $1,200. Double ovens are energy-savers since you can choose to heat just the small oven for weeknight casseroles, or use both when you are cooking a feast and need to bake different foods at different temperatures.


We work closely with Progress Lighting to offer you beautiful lighting options that will match your unique decorating style. We have new upgrade options available at all single-family communities to ensure your lighting package matches the look and feel you desire in your new home.

Gulliver light fixture from Progress Lighting

  • The Gulliver collection is a rustic style with fixtures for your nook, dining room, foyer, and bar top pendants. Prices in this collection range from $145-$225 per fixture.
  • West Village, a modern collection with industrial-inspired accents, is available in a nickel or bronze finish, and features lighting for your nook, dining room, foyer, bar pendants, and bathrooms. Fixtures in this collection are priced from $130-$200 apiece.
  • Another industrial-style option for bathroom vanity lighting is the Archie Available in chrome, nickel or bronze, these fixtures are priced from $150-$175 each.
  • Outdoor fans are ideal to add a welcome breeze to your lanai and front porch. Available in white, black and bronze finishes, these are suitable for outdoor and wet areas, and are priced from $175-$225 each.


Driftwood Oak Mohawk flooringTile remains a popular flooring option for new homes in Florida, and we offer several price levels of Mohawk ceramic tile. Level 1 and 2 flooring features 18쳌x18쳌 tiles in multiple colorways and textures. In price level 3, you can choose from 18쳌x18쳌, 12쳌x24쳌 or 6쳌x24쳌 options, including wood-look tile selections.

If you prefer a wood look, three levels of Mohawk’s laminate wood flooring are available in various gray and brown finishes. Or, choose our best-selling flooring upgrade option, Armstrong vinyl plank flooring available in four gray and brown wood-look finishes. Prices are per room, so it can range anywhere from $150 to upgrade a small hall bath to $1,200 if you want to finish out the living room and hallway.

Wall Tile

Wall tile in the Ryleigh by Highland HomesLike the tile we offer as flooring, Mohawk’s wall tile is available in three levels and showcases a wide selection in color and style. Each wall tile option has a matching floor tile options to ensure seamless bathroom finishes. Prices vary based on the size of the space being finished, but generally, level 1 projects are priced between $250-$600, level 2 is priced from $268-625 and level 3 can range from $318-675.

With all level 1 wall tile options, the accent band is preselected with the tile options. But when you upgrade to levels 2 or 3, you can choose from a variety of different coordinating bands, or listellos. The listellos include various glass and metallic options that can range in price from $600-$1,200.

Your New Home, Personalized to Your Style

This highlights just a few of the choices available to personalize your dream home! At the Highland Homes Personal Selection Studio, our interior design experts will walk you through designing every room in your dream home. Get started by contacting our Florida New Home Specialists at 863-797-4999 and browse Florida home plans and photos to start getting design inspiration!

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