I’m sure we’ve all heard it before, “preparation is key.” And without preparing for your first meeting with your Builder, how are they going to build your dream home exactly how you envision it to be?
When meeting your builder for the first time to discuss your home build or renovation, it is important to feel prepared, and arrive with very specific goals in mind. To make this easier for you, we have submitted 6 ways you can prepare for your first meeting with your Builder and how you can effectively communicate your vision and gather information.
1: Do some research
More than likely, you’ve got this covered, but the more research you can do prior to your first meeting, the faster your builder can finalise your plans.
2: Bring Pictures
Visual aids go a long way. Bring photos, Pinterest boards — whatever you’ve got — bring to your first meeting, and you’ll be more likely to get what you’re looking for (or really close to it).
3: Study (or bring) floorplans
If you have not settled on a floor plan, go ahead and familiarize yourself with what’s out there. Weigh the pros and cons of things like open layouts, multi-story homes, bonus rooms, etc.
4: Consider your lifestyle
Do you work from home? Are you an entertainer, a chef, or a homebody? Think about the life you lead and want and identify the rooms that are most important to you and your family! Be sure to prioritise them in your plans.
5: Lock in your budget & timeframe
Two of the biggest variables in any build are time and money. Knowing the budget and timeframe you’re comfortable working in sets constructive parameters on all future conversations.
6: Consider where to build
Do you have land you would like to build on? Do you need help with knowing where to build? Or do you have specific questions about whether to build on a sloping block? Know our team of experts can help and assist you with this decision.
Remember, you will have a lot more than one opportunity to communicate everything you want with your home builder. If your builder does their choice of job, you should leave your first meeting with all questions answered, and a clear actionable plan for next steps.
Are you ready to discuss your plans or if you need further assistance with developing your plans, we’re here to help! Feel free to contact us at:
📞 (03) 7019 5515
Or check out our website for more information! Strength Group: Architectural Design & Construction Company in Melbourne