One of the most exciting parts of the home building journey is choosing your design selections. After all, it’s these choices that truly make a house your home. From the door handles to the tapware you’ve always envisioned in your fantasy bathroom, choosing your selections will ensure your home is a true reflection of your unique self and style.
As thrilling as this stage is, it can be equally as overwhelming – what with so many options available and tonnes of inspiration from platforms such as Instagram and Pinterest.
That’s why we at Ramsay Builders have compiled this list of expert tips on how to choose your selections.
Stick to your budget
A great way to maintain your budget is by creating a priority list of the selections you need, versus the ones you want but don’t necessarily require to spotlight in your home. Perhaps you have a very clear vision of what the basins in your bathroom look like but aren’t too fussed about door handles. By creating a priority list for your budget, you’ll know your limits.
Another key tip is engaging a trustworthy and reliable builder who can help you stay on, or under, budget without compromising on the quality of your finishes.
Make selections early
Although some changes are almost always necessary in any home build, making your selections early can help avoid this. That’s why we recommend partnering with a builder who discusses your selections early on in the process.
At Ramsay Builders, one of our first appointments with you is the design and specification brief (inclusions and specifications). During this stage, you will consider how many bedrooms are needed; the style of kitchen, dining and living rooms; outdoor living space design; how many storeys are required; and the specific fittings for your home.
Other things we’ll discuss with you include the areas to be tiled, the brand of timber flooring, the appliances, as well as other elements required to deliver the home you desire.
And, because we understand what a significant financial investment building a home is, we’ll discuss the areas where we can save you money by selecting an alternative material, product, or method that delivers the same quality results.
This appointment is integral to us to understanding your vision and the design style that suits you. With decades of experience under our tool belt, we know just how important it is to be available to you.
When you choose Ramsay Builders, you will have direct access to our Director, Brett Ramsay, throughout your project. Any concerns or questions you may have will be managed promptly and professionally.
Not to mention, our customised computer software allows our clients access to the details of their projects at any time, including the progress and pictures.
Proven results and experience you can trust
With over 400 successfully completed projects to our name, you know you’ll be guided along the home-building journey by a team who is just as passionate about your new home as you are – from our first meeting with you, to selections, to handover day.
Get in touch with us today to start paving the way to your dream home.