Are you building a brand new home? Whether you’re an old hand or you’re building for the very first time, there’s always something new to learn. It’s an exciting time too, as you look forward to that first day spent in the palace that you’ve spent all the time, effort and money on building.

Nothing beats when you first walk in and everything is shiny, glittering and brand spanking new. However, it can get a bit tricky along the way, especially when it comes to picking the additions to your home. Luckily, we’re here to take some of the stress out of the process. Let’s unpack this a bit further.

Ask the Experts

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 One thing people often forget is that their luxury home builders know a lot about their trade. So, while it’s all well and good to research online and ask friends and family, it’s worth spending a bit of time talking to your builder and seeing what they suggest. They may know that certain brands perform better than others, or what fixtures or fittings would suit your design best. Ask the experts and you may be pleasantly surprised by what they come up with.

Determine Your Budget

 Of course you would have budgeted for your build, but have you given it some deeper thought? The reason we suggest this is because you are often faced with the choice between various options. For example, you can buy a mixer tap for $50 or for $500. You need to have a good sense of your budget for extras and additions. You may want all the bells and whistles but are in fact only able to afford some basic features. So balance those books and figure out exactly what you can afford.

Furry Friends?

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 Do you have pets that you’ll be bringing to live with you in your new pad? If so you want to make sure that your house is friendly for them. Consider adding on a dog or cat door so your animal companion can come and go as they please. Who likes getting up to open the door at the crack of dawn anyway?

Instant and Everlasting Hot Water

 This is a feature you don’t want to live without. If you live in a family of more than two the last thing you want is the hot water running out. So, invest in an instant and everlasting water heater so you can enjoy those twenty-minute showers without worrying if there’s enough left for the next person.

Twin Sinks

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 Twin kitchen sinks are a must these days. While you’ll likely have a dishwasher as well, you still need to wash some things by hand. The extra sink will come in handy to rinse or soak pots and pans.


 You can never have enough storage. You’ll want a proper linen cupboard, broom cupboard, ample kitchen cupboards and a decent laundry cupboard too. Figure out how much stuff you’ve got to store first, then plan accordingly.


 Skylights or sun tunnels are a great idea. First of all, natural light adds a beautiful ambience to any property. Secondly, you’ll save heaps of money on lighting, especially during the summer months. They also keep your warm nice and warm, saving you money on heating too.

Wrapping Up

 Ask your builders first, and figure out how much you can spend. Consider a pet door for your animal pals, and instant hot water doesn’t go astray either. You’ll want a twin sink set up in your kitchen, and you’ll need lots of storage too. Finally, pop in some skylights. Enjoy your brand new home.