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Mar 18, 2022

The Importance Of Display Homes: What To Look For

Building your own home is a major investment that can be full of many challenges, surprises and moments of joy. At Aston Homes, we understand the ins and outs of this journey and work closely with our clients so that we can deliver their dream homes.

To set yourself up for success at the outset of the home building process, it’s important to have a clear idea of what you want your new home to look like. That’s where display homes come in.

What are display homes?

Display homes offer prospective homebuyers an opportunity to sample different styles of houses. Presenting a variety of home designs, floor plans and inclusions, display homes not only showcase the talents of the homebuilder, but they also help you find the right home for your lifestyle.

At Aston Homes, our display homes are located across Melbourne’s north and west, and each one features a different floor plan from our catalogue. All of our display homes are fully furnished and decked out with our extensive range of inclusions, giving you an accurate picture of what your future home will look like when you partner with us.

Visiting a display village allows you to imagine all of the possibilities of your new house and find a design that best fits your individual needs, bringing you one step closer to your dream home.

Why is it important to visit display homes?

Visiting display homes is a key step in the home building process – and something that every homebuyer should do before they settle on a home design.

Display homes give you a more complete understanding of the dimensions, layout and finer details of your house than you get from looking at sketches. A display home visit can therefore help you narrow down your priorities and figure out what you do and don’t want in your future home.

By visiting display villages, you guarantee that your new home will be a space you love in the long term.

What should you look for when visiting display homes?

  • Layout

Browsing house plans online doesn’t compare to seeing them in person. By visiting a display home, you’ll get the chance to physically explore every nook and cranny of the property.

When examining the house plan, be sure to pay attention to the functionality of each space. Make sure that the size, flow and positioning of the rooms is right for your lifestyle.

Ask yourself, is the living space big enough for my family? Is the kitchen readily accessible from the garage, for the easy unloading of groceries? How close is the master bedroom to the kids’ bedrooms?

These are just some of the questions you should consider when it comes to the layout of display homes. Answering these will not only ensure that your new home meets all of your functional requirements, but it will also simplify your decision-making down the track. 

  • Inclusions

When you start visiting display homes, it’s easy to be blown away by the lavish styling, interior decorations and extras. But it’s important to look past these so you can get a realistic idea of how your new home will look.

Instead, focus on the inclusions. Every homebuilder has their own set of inclusions, features which come as standard in every home, at no additional cost to the buyer. During your display home visits, pay attention to these inclusions, to ensure you find a homebuilder who will give you the best value for your money.

At Aston Homes, we offer up to $56,000 worth of high-quality inclusions that most builders call upgrades so that you can enjoy luxury living at an affordable price. 

  • Quality of the finishes

The quality of the display home is an indication of how much effort your homebuilder will put into your project. It’s a representation of what their team is capable of, so make sure you examine whether the display home finishes are executed to the right standards.

When you choose Aston Homes, you can trust that every one of our homes – including our display homes – is built to the highest specifications in design.

  • Does the home meet your requirements?

You’ll most likely enter the display homes with a good idea of what you’re looking for in your future home.

When you visit a display home, you’ll need to check that it ticks all of your boxes. For example, if you frequently host large gatherings of friends and family, make sure that the display home includes a sizable alfresco dining area. And if you’ve always dreamed of preparing Michelin-star meals, check that the display home kitchen includes sufficient bench space.

Even if you don’t have an understanding of what your requirements are beforehand, visiting a range of display homes should help illuminate what you do and don’t want in your future home, moving you closer to your dream.

What comes after visiting the display homes?

After you’ve found a display home that meets all of your design and functionality needs, the real work begins!

You’ll need to consider the more logistical aspects of the build. For example, will you buy a house and land package, or do you already own the perfect block of land? You’ll also start to finalise the home design and budget, and enter preliminary agreements with your home provider.

While this might sound overwhelming, the team at Aston Homes are there to support you throughout the entire process, guaranteeing that you’re taken care of every step of the way.

Visit an Aston Homes display home today

Located in Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs, including Wollert, Truganina, Tarneit and Mickleham, our display homes are open on weekdays and weekends for walk-ins and scheduled appointments.

If you have any questions while you’re there, just speak to one of our friendly Aston Homes new home consultants, who will provide you with tailored advice on our display homes.

Are you a prospective homebuyer who’s looking to kickstart your home building journey? Visit an Aston Homes display home today!

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