Building a new home is one of the biggest, most significant and costly decisions of one’s adult life. Whether you’re building your first home, your dream home or an investment property, you want to enter the building process with confidence that you’re making the right design decisions, and choosing a builder that understands your wants and needs.
Visiting a display home is the perfect way to help remove the deeming stigma around building a home, and provide you with the reassurance that you’re heading in the right direction, especially if you walk into a display that instantly feels like home.
Top benefits of visiting a display home:
View the products in use:
When visiting a display, you’ll likely be greeted by a Building and Design Consultant. This is a great opportunity to ask about the building materials and brands used, as these materials will likely be used when building your home. By asking these questions you can assess the quality of the products being used and ensure you are being priced accordingly.
Being able to witness the quality of a builders work first hand in a display home is an essential part of your decision-making process. Companies can photograph the most impressive areas of a home; however, it isn’t until you inspect a project for yourself that you will see the finer details and the quality of the craftsmanship.
Whether you have the luxury of building on a large block or are restricted to something smaller, making the most of every inch of your space is essential. Visiting a display home can put into perspective the most you could potentially get out of an amount of land, and the opportunities surrounding this. It is often difficult to fully comprehend floor plans on paper, however, visiting display homes allows you to view the layout in actual measurement. This, in turn, can help you decide on the right home design for you and your family.
Looking through pictures online and in magazines is one thing, but walking through a home, touching and seeing all elements in real life is an experience of its own. Display homes often portray the newest, most in-trend and innovative designs, that may even spark an interest or want in a home you may not have previously had.
We always recommend doing your research on an area before you purchase a house and land package. However, visiting display homes in different areas can help shed some light into what the neighbourhoods you’re looking into are really like from your perspective.
Things you may want to ask yourself:
- What was the traffic like on your way to and from the home?
- Did you pass any local businesses in the area (cafes, gyms) you can imagine spending your time?
- Are there respectable schools in the area?
- What types of people have also visited the home?
- Does the location feel like home?
All these factors will help you decide if this location is right for you.
Most of the time, display homes will be available to purchase, and the price will give you a good indication of what your end product will turn out like. Keeping in mind, display homes often have additional features, the price of the home design may still be within your budget.
Keep the whole family happy:
Each individual has their own wants and needs from a home, depending on what they value. Mum may love a particular kitchen set-up, while dad may value a large garage, and the kids might want an open backyard to practise sport. By bringing the whole family to view a display home, you can explore the space together and discuss what you may like or dislike, to then incorporate these ideas into your floor plans and designs moving forward.