At two Beazer Homes' communities in the Orlando, Fla., area, home prices range from about $200,000 to $500,000. Wilsonart countertops and Timberlake flat-panel oak cabinets come standard on houses at the lower end of that price range. The upper end gets white Corian countertops and flat-panel oak cabinets with some routing on the face. Design center manager Nancy VanBenschoten notes that an average upgrade on cabinets starts at about $750 and can go as high as $5,600 when the cabinets are upgraded throughout the home. Some of Beazer's upgrades include:


  • White thermo foil cabinets with a choice of one-year and five-year warranties;
  • Maple cabinets with a choice of Natural or Spice stain;
  • Cherry cabinets with a choice of Spice or Bordeaux stain.

  • Beveled edges on laminate;
  • Corian—50 color options;
  • Granite—10 color options;
  • Zodiac—30 color options.