Tips for visiting display homes

Whether you’re browsing for house interior ideas, design styles, general inspiration, or perhaps seriously looking to build, it’s more than likely that you’ve been to check out a few Perth display homes. Visiting a display home can be overwhelming, especially if it’s for your first home. So we’ve put together a few tips of what to look out for when visiting a display home in Perth, and a list of questions to keep in mind ready to ask.

Make a wish list prior to your visit

Before you decide to visit a display home, brainstorm what’s important for your future home. What are your priorities? It could be a large living space, a grand home theatre or an extra spacious kitchen area. If you know what it is you’re after in a house before visiting a display home, it will make it easier to match this to your expectations. Take your wish list along with you and write notes as you view different display home.

Your wish list should contain your needs including space and design considerations, additional furnishings, and fittings (don’t forget the little things!, and lastly any questions you may have regarding building your new home.

Picture your family in the different spaces, does the home design layout suit your lifestyle and needs?

Think about your lifestyle needs. Do you like to entertain? If so, you might like to consider an open plan living and dining area, or perhaps an alfresco dining area.

Do you love to cook? If so, the kitchen display, design, and layout will be very important to you. Whether you’re an aspiring master chef or the occasional foodie, it’s important to have a kitchen space that suits your style and cooking needs. One idea to keep the clutter away, is to consider incorporating a kitchen scullery into your new home build.

Be mindful of practical features such as storage options and electricity points

Often when thinking about new home designs, the small features that make the biggest difference are the ones that are easily overlooked. Storage is one of the key factors that contributes to the overall design of the house – sufficient home storage keeps your stunning space feeling and looking de-cluttered.

Some of the most common issues people face in a new home are the odd or impractical power points locations. Take note of your preferred locations and bring it up with your home builder consultant – they will be able to work this out for you at the prestart stage.

Come prepared with plenty of questions

A sales consultant will be on hand at the display home to answer any questions you may have, so make sure you come prepared with a list of burning questions. No question is silly, and the experts are there to help. Your questions may be related to home build layouts, alterations and adjustments, customizing your home, builder brands and materials, the overall building journey and timeframe and anything else you may be curious about

Stay true to your budget

Ideally, you’ll have assessed your financial position and have an idea of your budget prior to any display home visits. This will allow you to narrow down your choices when assessing different product and material ranges. It can be easy to be swept away by everything on display, especially when there’s additional costs involved for premium furnishing and fittings. It’s important to set a budget and to not exceed your maximum, as you may regret this down the
track.  You can always speak to a qualified mortgage or financial broker if you require guidance.

When it comes to designing and building your new home, there’s always so much to think about. Having all your style inspiration in one place makes it easy for you to choose the right look for your new home.

If you ever wish to see what current products, appliances and design ideas are trending, pop by our Osborne Park Home Showroom. With over 1000sqm of design inspiration, we’ve got you covered with no strings attached. We can also point you in the right direction for the best display homes across Perth.

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