Before getting down to the exciting jobs like selecting the colours for your new kitchen, or designing the floor plan, you need to do your research.
Visiting display homes is a great first step, and will ensure you get the home you are dreaming of. There are a few things you can do to make sure you get the most out of your display home visits:
Before visiting any display homes, look online and decide which one you would like to visit. Make a list, and be sure to check the opening hours.
The first thing to consider is your budget, knowing this before you browse online or visit any displays is recommended. It is a good indication of the size and type of home you will be able to afford, you don’t want to spend days looking at displays that are out of your price range.
During Your Visit
Take photos of any fixtures, features or ideas that you like to keep a record for when you get to the planning stage. All of these things will help you make decisions, and ensure you get the right design for you. Allow plenty of time at each display so you don’t miss anything, around 30 minutes should be enough time.
Consider The Future
As you walk around, think about where your own furniture will fit. If you have kids, or want to, will the layout you are looking at accommodate a growing family.
Look at the products used in the home, such as door handles and taps, you will need to have an idea of which you would like when it comes time to choose your fittings.
Look at the quality of the build, you want to make the right decision when it comes to choosing a builder.
Don’t get distracted by the interior design of the display, they are designed to attract buyers. The feature walls and luxury furnishings won’t be included in your build. Do not get caught up in the professional styling.
Focus on the overall home design and layout. Does the kitchen function the way I need it to? Is there enough living space? Try and picture yourself and your family living there.
After Your Visit
When you have had a good look at the display homes you had on your list, you need to take a few days to look through the brochures and photos. Once you have narrowed it down to a couple of house designs, it is a good idea to revisit them. Make sure you chat to the sales consultant at the display, and ask lots of questions.
- What is the price to build this floorplan?
- What is included in this specification?
- Are there any features that can be upgraded?
- Ask about the builder’s experience?
Don’t forget to enquire about house and land packages in the area! Chances are, there are some great options available.
With your research over, and all the important decisions made, it is time to have some fun. Building a new home is an exciting process, enjoy watching your dream of owning your own home come true… It is a great feeling.
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