Looking for home models to build – to turn into your dream space? It’s hard to get a sense of this from drawings and renderings alone. Here are a few tips to help you choose wisely from home builders’ models:
- Look at the floor plans before touring. This gives you an idea of what questions to ask and which details to inspect. Have an idea of how you’d utilize the spaces in a home when you go in.
- Furniture in a model home is selected to best show off the home. Make sure you look at the fundamentals of the home itself, though. If furniture you’d never put in a home looks good in it, or if a space is used in a way you wouldn’t use it yourself, you need to be able to see past this. Some builders will have unfurnished homes they’ll show you if you ask.
- Don’t overwhelm yourself. Touring seven homes in a day is only successful at making you forget most details about the first three or four. Tour one and then take a break and grab lunch. Discuss it. Give yourself processing time. Then move to the next one.
- Take notes. As you see home builders’ models, there will be many details you want to learn more about. You’ll have ideas about how to organize a space for yourself. There will be questions, customizations, and fine-tuning. You can remember this by taking notes and relevant pictures. This gives you something to refer to later that refreshes your memory.
- Ask questions. Don’t feel like you have to be silent in order to take everything in. Chances are that you’ll wake up tomorrow with a dozen or more new questions. These will push the old questions out of your head, so make sure you’ve already asked them.
Builders want to answer questions and describe the process. They’re proud of their work, so they’ll often be excited to dive into detail. When you look at home models to build, you need that kind of information in order to make the best choice.