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#GoodEnough: Not my house


Does it seem like everything these days is just “#goodenough” From your TV to your dryer to the toaster you have to replace every few years?

“We’ve all been trained that everything is ‘#good enough’ for what I paid,” said George Caravelli, owner of Worthington Homes, in Lakewood, Illinois. “But why would you do that with a house where you spend most of your time? Why would you forego great customer service, a great design, attention to detail and great workmanship? Isn’t it worth it to invest more in a home and get one you want that’s going to last? With the greatest expenditure you’ll have in your life, ‘#goodenough’ shouldn’t apply to housing.

With a custom home a home buyer has the power to personalize, customize and influence the ultimate design.

“We design the home around you,” Caravelli said. “We modify the models we have so you have input and influence on what the house looks like. I like to focus on function and livability.” Worthington offers upscale amenities like hardwood floors, porcelain tile, granite and quartz countertops, tiled showers, tray ceilings in the master bedroom and crown molding.

“While your price is higher, you get much more,” Caravelli said. “Instead of the lowest quality at the lowest price, you get higher quality for a slightly higher price. Ours is a better value in the end. We hold ourselves to a better standard and therefore we put out a better home at a fair price.”

Lower-priced production homes mean facing repairs and replacement in a few short years. Windows alone can set you back an unexpected $30,000. Worthington uses higher quality brands like Anderson, Kohler and Whirlpool, porcelain instead of ceramic tile, and custom trim, “and we never use imitation products,” added Caravelli. “Why use imitation when you can get the real thing for just a little bit more?”

“#GoodEnough? Not in my home.”

Worthington Homes

6962 Cambria Cove

Lakewood, IL 60014




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