One of the biggest benefits of building in a new estate is that you get FTTP NBN. While the project has been through a few iterations, what has remained is the requirement for developers to roll out fibre to the home in new (greenfield) estates.
Today we signed and paid our deposit to our builder, Metricon. After settling on the floorplan, finding a block, talking through options it was time to nail things down and lock it in.
The question of how much you can afford is actually a really difficult one. The most obvious, most vanilla approach is to check that your expenses are less than your income, once you are at full mortgage repayments.
When it comes to the roof, there’s plenty of options. The default inclusion on Metricon homes is tiles, to opt up to a colorbond roof, it’s a $3,700 option. To add further to the mix of roofing decisions, the Luxury pack of options includes Flat profile concrete roof tiles (Boral Striata) which have a completely different look again.
Selecting the face of your home is an amazingly difficult thing to do. It’s something you’ll see, every single day you come home so you’ll want to make sure you choose right. There’s a number of things in the home that basically don’t matter, they’re easily replicable later, but the structure and presentation of your house, absolutely matters.
With a background of multimedia, I found it difficult not to use my skills to flush out some ideas for the house. Given I spend countless late nights in the office that is currently playing dual role as a gym, I considered expanding the office to give more room for the kids to study in when they get older, or perhaps client meetings with the business.