Visiting a display village is one of the most exciting steps towards your dream home and exploring Brookwater’s Street of Dreams is definitely one you don’t want to miss. Featuring the sublime architectural designs of some of Australia’s most innovative home designers including Metricon, PS Designer Homes, Steve Parcell Building Services and Stylemaster Homes (opening soon), the Street of Dreams features a variety of inspired homes showcasing the best of modern design.
Visiting the Street of Dreams display village is a big day and it’s important to make sure you’re making the most of the experience. So, here’s our recommendations for making the most of your day when visiting the Street of Dreams display village.
Planning your Visit to the Street of Dreams Display Village
The first step towards your dream home is learning what’s available and what you want from your home. Determining your needs will put you on the right foot and prevent you from being overwhelmed by the stunning array of options display villages can provide. Ask yourself questions about your plans for the home – will your family be growing in the near future? Do you intend to host guests regularly? Do you want a minimalist design or ample storage? Do you want space for gardens or children’s activities?
Researching specific home builders also can help you determine what’s available and what you’re looking for in your home. By visiting their websites and engaging with your network of friends and family you can determine their range of options and processes. Reviewing builder’s designs online beforehand can also help you begin to organise the different types of homes you’ll be seeing in person and begin to identify what you like. Metricon, for example has GeoSite, a fantastic tool that shows how a home design can fit within your land in 3d. This allows you to get an idea of the streetscape and how the house’s orientation will work with sunlight and your neighbouring buildings. Metricon also has Studio M, allowing you to select different schemes for the house’s interiors with a full array of fixtures and fittings.
What to Bring to a Display Village
With so many designs, fixtures and floorplans it can be difficult to remember everything that you see! To help you organise your day and remember as much as you can remember to bring:
· A Camera or Smartphone with Camera
· A Measuring Tape
· Your Property’s Survey Plan
· A Bag for Brochures & Notes
· Pen and Notepad
· Food and Water
Most importantly, keep in your notes a list of the features you’re looking for in your ideal house design. This will also help you keep track of any new inspirations you encounter while viewing the display and give you space to take measurements of rooms. As you receive brochures and floorplans for each new home, take notes specific to each home and photos of fittings and fixtures in each house so you don’t forget what you see.
Each display home will have consultants standing by to answer any of your questions about the property, so be sure to take advantage of their knowledge and expertise. You can also ask the consultant to help you organise the house’s floor plan on your survey plan, helping you determine if it’s suitable and if there may be any potential landscaping costs required.
Visiting the Street of Dreams display village is also a big day out, so ensure you bring plenty of water and nutritious snacks to keep you going throughout the day!
What to Consider
One of the most important things when visiting the Street of Dreams display village is to determine how each home feels. Remember that you’re creating a space that you’ll be living in everyday so you have to be comfortable with the size, spacing, design and layout of the house. Visualise you and your family in the house and consider as many details as you can from the positioning of natural light to arranging your furniture within the space.
The Street of Dreams display village consultants are there to help you with this very task so be sure to talk to them about every detail. Explain your list of needs and ask them for their opinion on the design, layout, lighting and furniture of your dream home. You can also potentially book an appointment with a consultant to discuss your plans in more detail and begin the process of selecting and defining the exact home design for your property.
Similarly, you can pop into the Street of Dreams Sales office and speak to one of our expert consultants about the right land allotment to suit your dream home.
Finally, remember that when you’re visiting the Street of Dream display village to make a day of it – have fun! Take your time absorbing all you can throughout the day and write some further notes after each house while it’s still fresh in your mind.
The Street of Dreams display village is open from 10am to 4pm Saturday to Wednesday (closed Thursday and Friday), so there’s always time to organise a second visit if you want to get a second look at something that really caught your eye.