Building a House and Land Package requires you to make many decisions. All of these decisions are going to affect your budget, and you are going to have to live with them for some time. If you have an unlimited budget, you will have the freedom to pick and choose from all the many different designs and features on the market. However, if you are working to a budget, you will need to be much wiser in creating your wish-list.
You want to create the perfect house and land package for your family so it’s a good idea to prioritise the features you discover as you inspect display homes. By prioritizing your list, you will be able to clearly see what things are important to you, and what things you can do without.
It’s exciting building a new home and you want the best for your family so it’s important to make informed decisions. You want to be able to wake up in your new home feeling like your building company has listened to you, guided you and has delivered the home and lifestyle you so wished for from the on-set. To make sure you get the most value for your money there are a few things you can do.
1) Keep a Journal
As you browse through display homes, I’d encourage you to take photographs of all the features you like. Get any ideas and the costs for them on paper. As you inspect each display home, you are going to discover many different things that you would like included in your finished home. By writing them down you will be able to prioritize them and decide if they are absolute “must haves” therefor getting the best home for your budget.
2) Consider Your Needs And Make Changes
As you gather ideas and information from all the different display homes you visit, be mindful that each individual building company is simply doing their best to promote their designs and expertise. They are putting their best foot forward and NOT necessarily trying to showcase a perfect solution. You may warm to a particular design but I would encourage you to really think about your needs and determine if any changes could be made so it can become the perfect solution for YOU. Maybe you’d like high ceilings or more cupboard space? Maybe you need a bigger garage, or you may even want to remove a wall to create a bigger living space.
3) Choose The Right Design Consultant For Your Budget
A great design consultant will express genuine interest in your families needs and actively discover what those needs are. This is also your opportunity to spend some time with the consultant to see if you feel comfortable working with them. They will ask you a series of questions that will help you identify your needs and give you clarity on what you as a family or individual really need and want and help you work to your budget.
There are many building companies, all with numerous designs to choose from and finding the right one for your needs is vital to creating a House and Land package that is perfect for you. You are going to invest a significant amount of your hard earned money in your new home so it’s reasonable to expect the design consultant to treat you with respect and provide you with great service.