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.


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.

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