Building your new home is a big investment so it’s just reasonable to choose one that will achieve your requirements and the needs of your family as well. If you are looking for a home, you may want to consider visiting display homes. This is a helpful way to have that inspiration and necessary information before you decide to build your new home.
However, it can be overwhelming to choose from so many designs and visiting a display village. But touring the display villages can be extremely enjoyable, especially if you walk your way into that home and immediately feel like it’s your home.
With that, there are some important things you can do before and throughout your display home visits. Here are some factors you can take into account when visiting display homes.
What You Can Do:
Before you do make a visit to the display villages, you may want to gather as much needed information through magazines and websites to obtain data about builders and the type of home you’re really looking for. Take advantage of how technology made a big impact on how we can view floor plans, sizes of bedrooms, price with virtual tours and mock-ups available on many sites. After doing enough research, you may plan a visit to the display villages.
2. Plan Ahead
It’s better to have some sort of itinerary in mind. Think about your day, be aware of the logistics, visit as many houses as you can in one area in a single day, and try to avoid going at weekends since the traffic is really bad. After that, you may plan when you can go back for a second or third viewing.
3. Think Closely
We tend to overlook some of the important things during a display home visit because of too much excitement we feel and experience. So keep a level head and be aware of what you’re seeing. Ask yourself as many questions as you can. Is the location appropriate? How is the quality of the house up to scratch? Would it match the lifestyle of your family? How is the overall look of the house?
Also, look closely at the practical features and other utilities before making a choice.
What to Look For:
1. Home Layout
Look closely how you want your home to look like. Remember that your home is your own sanctuary where you can enjoy the things you love, whether it’s family time, entertainment, and relaxation.
The layout of your home should make sure that it is going to suit your needs. Maybe you want your kitchen and outdoor areas to be close to each other? Or you want your nursery room near the main bedroom?
List your requirements and check if the display home tick all of the boxes for you.
2. Construction Quality
After looking at the home layout, don’t get too caught up with all the pretty finishes that you fail to remember the bigger picture. The kitchen finishes look great, the bathroom style is well-utilized, but how about their quality?
Examine the doors and windows, fixtures, appliances, and building materials used. Aside from remarkable finishes, consider the quality of construction and the sweat of that team with all their efforts to provide their clients with a great home.
3. Same Fit on Block of Land
Do you think it will really fit with your area? Although the display home you’re visiting may have the perfect views of the city or parks and has amazing sunlight, will it still have the same effect when it is on your block of land?
Consider everything you love about the house and ask if will they still be there once it is constructed on your block.
All of the things mentioned above should be considered when you are visiting display homes but aside from all of that, you want a positive feeling of being relaxed and comfortable when you enter a home. We always hear the saying to “trust your gut” and sometimes you really just have to! It will help you to narrow down the options of potential home designs that you will have to choose from.
Ivandrea Ollero is a content writer who researches and writes custom content about home improvements, travel, finance, law, fashion, health, and beauty. She graduated from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016. Ivandrea provides helpful tips and hacks on various topics for her readers. If she’s not in the mood to write, you can find her eating ice cream while listening to rap music.