5 Interesting Ways to Customise When Buying Off-The-Plan

One of the biggest differences between a custom home and buying off-the-plan home is the price. Typically, because of the different groups of people required to build a custom home and the specific materials needed, custom homes are significantly more expensive to build. If you are interested in building a custom home, but have a tight budget (less than $600,000), then there are many options and decisions you can make to an off-the-plan home that will make it unique to you without breaking the bank.

Ultimately, sticking to your budget, whether self-appointed or managed by your bank is a huge part of building a home. If you have unlimited money, then a custom home would be great, but if you are working to a tighter budget then here are 5 options to make your off-the-plan home truly yours.

Tips to Make Buying Off-The-Plan Unique

Choose higher ceilings: There really is nothing nicer than a room with high ceilings. The spaciousness, prestige and added light to the room is something that could enhance your home and make it unique.

Attention grabbing wallpaper or feature walls: Wallpaper or a feature wall can turn a room from any room to your room. This is a great way to add personality to your space. There are lots of fun ways to do this, whether you go for a pattern, effect or something completely out there, it is bound to grab everyone’s attention.

Add a library, theatre or study: Sometimes this extra is already included in volume builders home designs. However, if there is an extra bedroom or living space you don’t necessarily need, then adding a room such as a library is a luxurious option that can quickly make your home unique without too much added costs.

Decorate with interesting artwork & furniture: This one comes after your new house is built but is a fantastic way to really make your house a home. Whether it is a colourful couch, unique dining table or a draw dropping painting adding these small touches to your new home will make it feel uniquely yours.

Adding interesting landscaping: Some builders can assist you with landscaping, however, if you are looking for a bespoke garden or front yard, designing your dream garden could add a unique element to your home. There are lots of fun options here, including adding a pool, creative a sitting area or even a veggie garden.

Whether you decide to build a custom home or you add these fun additions to your off-the-plan home, iBuildNew can help you through the new home building process. We have a dedicated team of independent experts to match your building needs with the right builder to simplify the research process for you. If you would like help finding a builder to help build the home of your dreams, or a house and land package, call us on 1800 184 284 or book a call online.

Zoe Langenberg

Zoe is passionate about coffee and interior design. You can find her most weekends exploring an art gallery or devouring a good book.

About

iBuildNew is the market leading aggregator dedicated to residential home construction and land development. As an independent platform, iBuildNew helps Australians identify and compare new home designs, house and land packages and land estates. It’s the smart way home buyers, who are considering a new build, can find the ideal options to match their individual needs. Home building is a big decision, we make sure you get it right.

You may also like

Apr 28, 2017

Building A New Home? Understand The Building Process

You have chosen a builder, purchased land that has now titled, you have chosen a house ...
Read More

Securing Your Property Investment With a Building Co...

If you are building (including repairs, renovations & extensions) regardless of wha...
Read More
Jul 02, 2018

6 Misconceptions About Building With a Volume Builder

Volume builders, also known as project builders, are those builders that provide a seri...
Read More
Dec 14, 2016

Volume Project Builder vs Custom Builder – Who Wins?

Often the starting point in a new home building journey, and one of the most common que...
Read More
Nov 03, 2017

How to Prepare For Property Investment Like a Profes...

If you’re thinking about home and land investment, there are many facets you’ll need to...
Read More
Aug 24, 2015

The Perks Of Building A New House

Contrary to popular belief, building a new home from scratch is easier, more efficient ...
Read More
Dec 12, 2018

6 Instagram Accounts to Follow for Design Inspiration

Whether you’re building, buying or renting your home, making it your own is one of the ...
Read More

Should You Buy an Apartment or House for Investment?...

When you are ready to purchase a property, making the right decision is important. Purc...
Read More
Sep 02, 2016

Why Perth First Home Buyers Need A Building Inspection

Purchasing a new property in a new upcoming suburb can be very exciting. However, there...
Read More
Sep 08, 2016

The Best Time to Build a New Home

iBuildNew CEO, Daniel Peterson, shares his expert new home building industry insights o...
Read More
Oct 03, 2016

Building a New Home? Two Important Tips

There aren’t many endeavors in life that will demand more of your attention, time, budg...
Read More
Jan 05, 2018

New Home Designs Australia: How to Create your Dream...

As you consider all the possibilities for new home designs, you’ll no doubt come across...
Read More
May 23, 2018

3 Steps to Building a House Made Easy

The journey of building a house or investment property does not need to be a nightmare....
Read More
Apr 23, 2017

Why Should You Choose iBuildNew

It is no secret that building a new house and choosing the perfect house plans is a str...
Read More

9 Must-Have Features of the Most Lucrative Investmen...

If you’ve read the news lately, then you’re no stranger to the state of the Australian ...
Read More
Jul 26, 2018

Should You Build a New Home from Scratch or Purchase...

When you start looking to build a new home, there is one vital decision every buyer mus...
Read More
Jan 15, 2016

Building A New House – Understanding Soil Tests

Soil testing takes place in the first stage of building a new house, where a series of ...
Read More
Feb 26, 2016

How to Choose The Right Facade with Street Appeal

The façade of your home plays a large part in setting the theme of your house design. C...
Read More
Apr 26, 2017

7 Most Common Hidden Costs To Build A House In Austr...

How much does it cost to build a house in Australia? There are a lot of hidden fees and...
Read More

5 Interesting Ways to Customise When Buying Off-The-...

One of the biggest differences between a custom home and buying off-the-plan home is th...
Read More
Mar 24, 2017

Your Packing and Storage Checklist For When You Buil...

Building a new home can be a rewarding experience and in many cases it can become an al...
Read More
Aug 11, 2017

6 handy tips for first home builders

At iBuildNew we are passionate about helping our clients be informed about the new home...
Read More
Sep 16, 2016

Building a House: Smart Home Technology

Dreaming of building a house and you could visualise yourself turning the lights off, a...
Read More
Dec 11, 2017

Luxury Home Inclusions That Will Set Your House Apar...

What is your home if not your very own castle? So, if you are considering building your...
Read More

Get more from

Browse Investment Properties