Display Homes are a great way to “try before you buy” when it comes to planning the build of your new home. However, for the rookie unprepared new home builds can be an overwhelming experience. So many choices, so many innovative design ideas and flexible living solutions. Where to start and who to trust? Your new home is a big-ticket item and one of the biggest investments you’ll probably ever take on. You’ll have some big decisions to make and important considerations to think about so the team at Kaplan have put together some essential ‘must do’s’ to help you navigate this experience. Below are our top 3 tips to help get you started.
Know your budget and stick with it!
This is probably one of the most important factors when visiting a display home because once you are there you can easily be seduced by all the beautiful design choices, finishes and fixtures and other features that are on display. You need to know exactly what you can afford and outline this budget to one of the sales team so they are able to guide you in getting the most bang for your buck. Choosing a new home builder who has a “no more to pay” policy will also go a long way towards sticking to your budget as there will be no nasty hidden surprises when it comes to your new home build bill at the end!
Understand your family’s needs and wants
Creating a checklist of all the mandatories that you and your family require (including some of the wish list items you would really love) is a great way to ensure these items are addressed when you visit the display home and speak with a sales consultant. Really thinking this through properly before your visit will keep you on track with the things that really mean the most to you in your new home as opposed to being bamboozled and seduced by all the choices out there. This doesn’t mean you can’t be flexible with this list and be inspired by the new exciting ideas that are on display but it ensures you don’t forget about what’s really important to you and your family.
As with all things in life being organised and prepared is a sure-fired way to success when planning your build. Doing your research on your new home builder before your visit will save a lot of time by ensuring you are teaming up with a reputable builder who suits your budgets and needs from the beginning. Before your visit read the builders reviews and testimonials, this can really give you an insight on how their company is positioned amongst all the other builders in the marketplace and what other people have to say about them. Also prepare and bring with you a list of questions to ask. This is a great way to ensure all your needs will be met and any concerns or confusion you need answered is addressed.
Most of all really enjoy the experience! Bring along your family and get everyone involved! After all, building your new home is the Australian dream so why not really enjoy the process of watching this dream unfold. Kaplan Homes have 4 display homes based in Western Sydney, so come and visit, be inspired, and let us help you create your dream home.