Whether you’re seeking inspiration or looking to lock-down the right design for your dream home, visiting display homes is a fun yet informative way to look at your options.
Not only can you see how some floorplans look in person, it can give you a great insight into the sort of service you can expect from the builder who designed that display home.
Geelong Homes has four display homes; two in Warralily Coast Armstrong Creek, one in Manzeene Village Lara and one in Oakdene Estate in Ocean Grove all with different designs and different looks, from their Essential Range.
The display homes allow you to see the quality of work Geelong Homes does, as well as beautiful homes that suit a range of lifestyles.
However, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment when you’re looking at display homes, so before you get started, it’s best to be armed with some questions.
Is the builder local?
You want a builder that knows the region, the landscapes and uses the best local tradespeople for the job. As you can see in their name, Geelong Homes, they’re a long-standing Geelong business with local knowledge and local contacts, ensuring that when building with them you will get personalised service, expert advice and, at the end of the build, a functional home with the unique street appeal.
How long has the builder been operating?
You need an experienced builder as planning and timing is everything when you build a home. Geelong Homes has more than 20 years of experience building quality homes throughout our region.
What is the building process?
By understanding how the building process works, you’ll be able to stay in the loop throughout the building of your home. Geelong Homes takes pride in their transparent and seamless process and often refer to their seven steps of the building journey, which clearly states the building process which includes a 12-week site start guarantee.
What changes can be made to floorplans?
Some builders don’t allow for any changes to their standard floor plans, some offer changes but with a big price jump that you often don’t see in the upfront costings. Geelong Homes’ standard floor plans can be mirrored and flipped to take advantage of the aspect of the sun and to suit your block’s crossover, which is where your driveway meets the road.
What is included as standard?
It’s important to ask what fittings and finishes, paint, laminate and carpet, comes standard with the home, and understand how this compares to the other builders’ inclusions.
What is the quality of the products used and how much maintenance will be required?
Look for quality products and materials that don’t require a lot of ongoing maintenance.
Geelong Homes is dedicated to finding the very best quality products and materials so you can enjoy your home for years to come.
What does the price include?
If you have a particular budget in mind for your home, it helps to understand what is included in the upfront price, and what other fees or extra costs may pop up down the track.
At Geelong Homes, once you have chosen your block and your home design is selected, one of our new home consultants will provide you with a proposal of costs to build your new home which will include your additional requirements and site costs.
Is there a colour selection appointment and where does this take place?
Choosing the internal and external finishes of your home needs guidance from an expert. At Geelong Homes their expert colour consultants are on hand to help make this a straight forward and enjoyable experience. Their colour consultants will meet with you in the Geelong Style Studio and guide you through the selection of your home’s colours, fixtures, and fittings.
For more information, visit geelonghomes.com.au or call 5222 5522.