As addicting as the dream of a new home is, many people are confused when it comes to getting their thoughts down on paper. To help visualize what the build would look like, builders often create display homes, like the Avelings range of display homes, to showcase the various styles they offer. According to an article in www.nytimes.com, the number of display homes has gone up this decade, with more people embracing the idea of visiting a model home to experience the potential each households. However, many people are swept away by the extravagance of display homes and forget that there are certain aspects to them you should keep in mind.
The first thing to remember is that a display home is often the biggest and best offering of the lot. Builder firms will often have different specs for the same plan. This includes extra bedrooms, outdoor spaces, extra storage and even an additional level. They may also offer the same plan in different sizes. When it comes to the display home, they almost always set up the biggest one available. Not only does this draw the crow but it also gives them more space to showcase the homeâ€™s potential. Asking the salesperson details about the version on display and smaller or bigger floor plans is always a good idea.
When it comes to quality, nothing is skimped on the display homes. They are made from the best raw materials available on the market. Realistically speaking, not everyone can afford the same quality for all aspects of the building and you may find that the expensive material may not always be what you want for your home. An easy way to overcome this problem is to look for a home that has already been lived in. Your builder will usually be more than happy to offer references of families living in their homes.
It helps to remember, again, that display homes are a visual treat of all the goodies you can fit in your home. That does not necessarily mean that your price covers them, though. Certainly, no display home will have bare bulbs and a simple concrete kitchen counter. Rather, they will come decked with crystal chandeliers and granite kitchen counters and German appliances. In fact, many people opt for standard fixtures, even bringing old appliances from previous residences to be fit in if they are new or have sentimental value. Check the inclusions on the base model to get an idea of what comes with the package and what is window dressing.
While a stages display home is extremely gorgeous, think about how your family would live in it. If you have young children or pets, is that giant glass vase really safe from accidents? How would this home look with your furniture? Or are crystal lights really necessary in the attic? Keep your perspective in mind when you are taking to the salespeople. Their job is simply to sell you a house; yours is to live in it, a much greater task if the final build disappoints you.Read More