It pays to prepare when it comes to Showhome shopping. 

Especially if you want to leave feeling clued up and inspired to take the next step on your journey. Visiting a Showhome is normally one of the very first steps buyers take when deciding to build or buy a home, and we've got some great tips to help you get the most out of it.  

Ask Questions

One of the first things you'll see when you come into a Showhome is a Building Consultant. They’re there to answer any questions you have and to discuss your ideas with.

A good question to start with is the price of the Showhome. This will tell you straight away if you're looking at something that's within your budget or not. There's nothing more disappointing than getting your heart set on a Showhome you can't afford. 

Take photos

Take photos or make notes of the things you like (or dislike). Visiting Showhome after Showhome can get confusing and your brain will be swimming with ideas by the end of the day.

It’s also handy to have photos to look back on when you start consolidating your wish-list. Make sure you grab some brochures, plans and a business card on your way out to remember where you've been and who you've talked to. 

Keep an open mind

Whether you’ve got a clear idea of what you want from your home build or no idea at all, try and approach the Showhome visit with an open mind. Take it as an opportunity to challenge some of the initial ideas you’ve had and try on different styles and layouts.

It’s not every day you get to design your dream home, so give yourself the freedom to explore new ideas and options you might not have considered. Who knows what you’ll find?

Pay attention to spaces

Showhome shopping gives you get a real sense of what each space in the home could feel like. It’s one thing to browse house plans in a book or on paper, but another to experience what those measurements feel like in real life. If you’ve got a m2 limit to stick to, how you use each of those metres, matters. Take notice where spaces feel right to you.

Time to shop Showhomes

If you’re looking for inspiration for your ideal home build, Showhomes are a great place to start. Find your nearest Classic Builders Showhome here.