10 Valuable Benefits of Visiting a Display Home
So, you’ve decided to build your next home; congratulations! You are about to undertake an exciting, inspiring, and action-packed journey. Or, perhaps, you’re considering your options and weighing up whether a build is right for you. Building a home from scratch is one of the most significant journeys you will ever take, both financially and emotionally, so it’s crucial to begin on the right foot with all the research and information at your disposal.
While you can discover a lot through a simple Google search or blog post these days, nothing beats a tour of the real thing. This is where display homes come in. Allowing you to take photos and videos, walk the floorplan and even try out appliances, there is no better way to get up close and personal with your home before it is even built.
So, what is an open house? And why should you book out your next Saturday to take a stroll through one? Read on to find out.
What is a display house?
A display house, show home or model home is a display version of the home builders’ designs or floor plan options. Usually built in a display village, these buildings allow you and your family to view both luxury and affordable contemporary selections to get a clear picture of your potential lifestyle, budget, quality, and final result of your future home.
The 10 Benefits of visiting an Display House
1. Test out the feel and functionality of house designs
Before visiting a display home, you can only imagine what the house will look and feel like. From the moment you step into your display location, what you have been viewing on one-dimensional floor plans, suddenly becomes tangible. This will cause you to fall further in love with it or allow you to dodge a bullet. Make sure to test the function of the entire house, from the opening of cupboards to the amount and orientation of storage.
2. Meet your future home builders
There are a lot of people involved in the design and building of your home. Making an appointment to view the display homes of your potential team will be a great way to make first contact, check out their customer service skills, and get on a first-name basis.
3. Refine the home design to include what you want
You are the one investing in the space, whether you will be living in it or renting it out for the highest potential yield. Until your display home tours, you won’t truly understand what your finished product will look like. You will gain priceless peace of mind and clarity after seeing all the finer details in front of you to move forward with solid plans and confidence in your investments.
4. Get a clear understanding of exclusions and inclusions
Every builder has different exclusions and inclusions in their home designs, which could mean all the extras you want are included in the price, or none are. This could influence the price significantly, so it’s essential to understand what upgrades or extras you will need to add to your budget to ensure your home has everything you need. On the other hand, you might be surprised by how much is included, saving money in the long run.
5. Develop confidence in your builder
Visiting your potential builder’s displays is the best way to experience their workmanship. You don’t want to leave anything up to chance when making such a huge investment, and your builder’s level of service and skill will literally be on display. Additionally, consider how they treat their customers, the estates they’ve built in, their sale offers, and whether they’re friendly, welcoming, and helpful.
6. Ensure the floor plan will suit your needs
There is nothing like walking through a home to get a feel of how your life will look living in it. You’ll know what we mean if you’ve ever gone to a house inspection and noticed how much bigger it looks in the photos. Your visit will allow you to check out the rooms, add or remove a bedroom, ensure the baths are big enough, and tick off each outstanding box on your list. In addition, by visiting multiple display homes, you will understand what floorplan feels best for your needs firsthand, not just in a diagram.
7 . Clarify your ‘wants’ from your ‘needs’
We all have things that make us think, “gee, that would be nice to have”. And it can be easy to get carried away with including these elements in your build, particularly if you’re creating your forever home. However, visiting a display home can be a good way to bring your imagination back down to earth. You realise what finishes and features you want to adjust your budget for and those you can leave on Instagram and Pinterest.
8. Gain inspiration for styling and design
Every building company wants their display homes to look as modern and stylish as possible. After all, the space will form many of their customers’ first impressions. As a result, you will be instantly inspired by how they have professionally styled the floor plans, making the most of the layout to make the home look like a million bucks. You will leave with your mind full of ideas for how to style your future home, from Hamptons to industrial, and ideas for the kind of textures, furniture, finishes and fittings to invest in.
9. Check out the local community
Visiting display homes is about to become a big part of your Saturdays, so why not make a day of it? If you’re new to the area, your visit will give you a great excuse to check out the local coffee shops, drive past your potential school and even map out your work commute. This will provide great insight into the potential of your future community, and you might even make some friends down at the local park!
10. Receive immediate answers to your questions
Potentially the biggest perk; you will have the opportunity to ask questions! Your builder or customer service representative can give advice that money can’t buy and Google can’t offer. Armed with a list of pressing questions, buyers can leave with clarity about house and land packages, site costs, your rights as a buyer, what is possible on your block, the value of your future home, and much more.
Looking to visit a display home in Sydney?
Visiting a display home is something we suggest to all our customers and future customers for the unique level of comfort, clarity, and inspiration they can provide. We have new displays coming to Box Hill, Menangle Park and West Pennant Hills.
Curious about granny flat display homes? Click here to learn more about visiting a granny flat display home.
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