How to get started on your home building journey

Get started on your home build journey

Making the decision to build a home is an exciting time in your life. Whether you’re looking for your first home or you’re ready for your next home with room for family – it’s a big step.

Published:

May 26, 2021

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Daydreaming about styling your home and picturing yourself relaxing on the patio is all part of the experience, but there are a few things to think about before diving in.


Budget

Setting your budget is a crucial first step. You need to know how much you can spend, and how much wiggle room you have. Fortunately, at Platinum Homes we can work with nearly any budget.

Your budget will be determined by how much you can put towards your deposit and how much you need to borrow. You may need an appointment with your bank or mortgage broker and to consider using your KiwiSaver.


Size

At Platinum we have house plans to suit every lifestyle, and you can narrow down the choices once you have a rough idea of what you are looking for. If you’re a family, think about what each family member needs and how different rooms will accommodate everyone. Maybe you’re a growing family – so you’ll want to carefully consider how many bedrooms you need.


Location

If you already have a section, we can build a new home for you there. Or maybe you have a large section that you want to subdivide so you can build another house on the newly created section. If you don’t have land already, a Platinum Homes house and land package may suit you – and could mean you’ll move in sooner.


Lifestyle

Your new home needs to suit your lifestyle, so it’s time to think about the areas of the house you’ll use the most. Do you like to cook? Do you entertain a lot and want a big patio space? Perhaps you need a hobby room, or an office so you can easily work from home. Remember, this house will be made to suit you and your family, think about what’s important to you and how it can be incorporated into your home.


Design

Now the fun begins. You get to choose wall colours, carpet, kitchen taps and lots of other features. Unleash your creative side when styling your home. Go for simplicity or use colour to brighten things up. If you’re not sure what to choose, the Platinum Homes team will be right beside you every step of the way and we have a specialist colour consultant on board to help create your vision.

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