Tips when considering building or buying a home



  • How many bedrooms do you need?
  • Would you like a master bed with walk in robe and ensuite?
  • Where should your children’s bedrooms be located within the home?



  • How many bathrooms do you need?
  • Would you like each bathroom to contain a bath and/or shower?


Car Spaces

  • Do you need a lock up garage?
  • Could your garage double as an area for storage?
  • Will you need access directly into the home or backyard?


Energy Efficient

  • Are you considering installing solarpanels?
  • Consider appropriate window treatments to assist in heating and cooling your home.

living area

Living Areas

  • Design your home around where you anticipate spending most of your time. ie. Do you enjoy entertaining? Do you like relaxing with your family? Do you spend a lot of your time cooking? etc
  • Would you like to have a theatre room?
  • Would you like an alfresco area?
  • How would you like your entertaining spaces to connect to the rest of the home?
  • Do the kids need their own living space or study area?



  • Do you have time to take care of a large garden or would you prefer an outdoor area that requires low maintenance?
  • Would you like to have a swimming pool?
  • Does your outdoor space need to be pet friendly?
  • Also, consider your climate and whether you need an enclosed or sheltered outdoor living space.


Kitchen Requirements

  • Do you prefer gas, electric or induction hotplates?
  • Think about how often you cook and the amount of bench space you will need. Do you need a butlers pantry and/or a walk-in pantry?
  • How much storage will you need? Do you need overhead cupboards?



  • Don’t forgot about storage for your vacuum, broom, linen and other household items.

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Smart Homes

  • There are many options when it comes to smart wiring and home automation. This should be considered during the designing and planning stage of your build.



  • Consider the proximity to what is important to you and your family - schools, public transport, shops, park, coast, hills or the CBD.


Block Size

After considering the factors above, you’ll be able to determine what block size will suit your building/buying needs.



  • Are you eligible for any housing grants and/or sales promotions?
  • Cost versus your budget is extremely important.
  • Consider building and settlement timeframes.
  • It's a good idea to make provisions in your budget to accommodate any delays or additional costs which may occur.

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