Making the right choices at pre-start can add thousands to the value of your home. Whether you intend to live in your new home long-term, rent it out or sell, everyone wants to maximise their budget for the best return.
Upgrades you can Choose
The choice is yours. Keep the standard fittings or upgrade to a higher quality or more aesthetic fitting at the pre-start stage. Big and small changes can make a big difference to valuations and appeal.
Choosing your flooring is always a big decision. It’s a high budget item and one of the first things you notice when you enter the house. Upgrade from vinyl flooring to polished concrete, quality tiles or wooden flooring and you may achieve the greatest increase in value. When making your choice, speak to our pre-start consultant Mikaela for expert advice on the best flooring to fit within your budget.
Appeal to the Most Number of People
Often potential buyers decide whether to view a home based on first impressions. Make sure the front yard has kerb appeal by including a feature brick or stonework in the façade.
If you think you will be looking for a buyer or tenant soon after completion, choose a colour palette that will appeal to the majority of the population. You might like bright colours throughout, but neutral and light colours are your safest bet. Poor paint jobs stand out so if you’re opting to do your own painting, get in a professional if you don’t have the experience or time to do it properly.
Beautiful Bench Tops
The rule of real estate is that kitchens (and bathrooms) sell houses. It’s no wonder. We spend much of our time at home gathered around the kitchen and living areas so make sure your kitchen is as inviting as possible. Laminate comes as standard with many builders, but over time it can chip and scratch and dull down the overall quality of the kitchen. At Start Right Homes, buyers will receive Caesarstone as a standard bench top material. A beautiful Caesarstone kitchen bench can be the deciding factor for a buyer when you go to sell, and add thousands to the value of your home.
Little Upgrades for Big Impact
Small upgraded fixtures throughout your home can give the high end look you’re after. Lighting can drastically change the mood of a home, ask Mikaela about our expert lighting package, where you can book an appointment with a lighting designer who will work through your plan and recommend the best lighting options for the look and feel you’re trying to achieve. You can also choose to glam up your home with small touches by upgrading your light switches from the standard white to matte black, illuminated touch pads or a brushed metal plate.
Tapware isn’t just a functional part of your sink anymore; with some stunning options on the market, tapware has become a key feature in recent years. We offer quality flick mixer taps as standard, but if you want something a little different, there is a huge range of modern and striking options for you to choose from, to really make a statement in your home. Choose a tap you love that will stand out in your kitchen or bathroom and increase the value of your home.
Love a nice splashback? Up the elegance by upgrading standard tile splash backs to one made of toughened mirror. Make the kitchen look larger and compliment beautiful stone, timber or laminate bench tops with a matching reflection.
Can’t Afford All of Them
If you have champagne taste on a beer budget, you may not be able to afford all the upgrades you want so you have some choices to make. You can choose one or two upgrades now and, after moving in, upgrade other fittings as you can afford it.
Talk to your pre-start consultant about your budget and the items you most want to upgrade for maximum aesthetic appeal and value-add to your home.
If you can generate the biggest impact within your budget, you can increase the value of your home by tens of thousands of dollars before you even move in. All of the standard and upgraded materials are available for you to view at Home Base in Subiaco. If the number of choices is overwhelming, use the expert design skills of our pre-start consultant Mikaela to help you.