Buying Your First Home in Australia? Here Is A Guide For You!

There are many people who have a great desire to purchase their dream house and spend their rest of life happily in it. If you are one of them and have decided to buy your first home in Australia, go through our suggestions before making any decision. 

Be Precise About Your Needs:

You cannot blindly purchase any home that you come across for the first time. There are several aspects that you should consider to get the best deal on your first home. This means that it is not just sufficient to say that you need a home with 2 or 3 bedrooms within the specific price range. Rather, you should be asking yourself several other questions such as location, a construction company to use, etc.

Buying Your First Home in Australia: What Factors To Consider?

Location:

When it comes to buying a new home, the foremost thing to consider is the location. Choose a location that fits your lifestyle and with proximity to schools, medical facilities, and other basic amenities.

Budget:

This is one of the most crucial deciding factors that must be given the utmost consideration while buying your dream house. Think twice about how much you can afford as you are not just going to pay for the home, but should also cover the cost of tax, real estate agent fee, customisation and styling your home.

Builder:

If you want to custom-build your home, you should hire an experienced home builders who has gained immense reputations in the industry. It is important to ensure that the builder whom you hire should be with you from the initial planning phase to the completion of construction works.

Floor Plan:

In order to end up with a home that exactly reflects your style and preferences, work out on a floor plan yourself. If you are not sure what suits you the most, you can expect the builder to do it for you. With an experience of working on similar projects like yours, they would design the best floor plan for you.

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Color psychology for the homes we build, by 5AB Homes

How to play with colors and apply color psychology?
Colors are an essential part of home design. It can be used in a couple of different ways to inspire emotions, create an illusion of space, or simply set the mood for a room. Color psychology is a unique way to create a healthy and creative home decor

Illusion of space
Bright colors make rooms look larger. If you have a small room paint it in a vibrant color to create an illusion of a larger room

Act as an appetizer
Researches have shown that the color red increases appetitive in most people. That is why most restaurants paint their dining rooms in different shades of red. You can also use the color red in the kitchen furniture and cabinets keeping the walls light

Reminding fond memories
We all have some colors that are related to some fond childhood memories. You those colors from the past in your room to take you back to those happy days

For soothing effects
Places like bathrooms should be painted with colors that relax your body and mind. It can be shades of blue or lavender or even green. Do remember, for better effect choose the darker shades of these colors.
Color of optimism

Yellow is the color that inspires optimism. Hence, use it in an entryway so that when you leave the house for a day’s work this color can provide you the needed optimism and energy for the hard day’s work.
Enhancing concentration

To increase your concentration, you the color green in your study area or home workspace. You will be able to work faster. But be careful not to overindulge in the color. It may make your workspace look like a jungle. Team it up with colors like white

Warming up the room
If you want a warm and romantic ambiance in your bedroom, go for deep tones using red, orange and yellow in your home paint decor

Cooling off effect
For a calm and serene atmosphere, apply blue and white

Playful Mood
Paint children’s room with multiple yet complementary bright colors for a jovial and playful mood

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Right furniture for your new house, by 5AB Homes

How to select the right furniture for your new house?
When it comes to furnishing your new house, you must be facing the dilemma of whether to use old furniture or to buy new ones. You can resolve the quandary just by asking yourself two questions: What do you want and how much can you spend? If you are short on budget, you can use the old furniture painting it differently or accessorizing them creatively. Or you can think of mixing old furniture with new ones and create a unique look. It all depends on how you want to decorate your house and your sense of aesthetics

On the other hand, if you have enough finance to do a proper furnishing then the sky is the limit for you. But a little caution is needed so that the money is put into buying the right furniture which can give a character to your house

Evaluate the existing furniture
As mentioned before, it is very important to take a hard cold look at the existing furniture and decide whether they can be reused or need replacement

What style do you want?
Unless you are a professional interior designer, it is better to choose from the following styles:

  • Traditional (old and antique looking furniture)
  • Casual (comfortable, wood, earthy)
  • Contemporary (sharp, angular, metallic)
  • Country or ethic (soft, floral, colorful)
  • Eclectic (ethnic, individualized)

Depending on what surrounding you want to enjoy, choose to decorate your room accordingly

Emphasis on functionality
Furniture is not for show but for use. Therefore, before purchasing any furniture think whether the piece is suitable with your lifestyle, and what purpose does that serve in your household. Buying furniture that is used seldom is a waste of money. Keep children and pets in mind while selecting furniture or their upholstery

Maintenance
Try to purchase furniture which requires minimum maintenance. Most of us lack the time to do clean furniture regularly. High maintenance furniture is a strict “no, no” if you cannot afford regular professional maintenance of them

Research before purchase
You can do a furniture research using TV shows, magazines, books, catalogs or websites before going to buy one. Compare the prices, see if they fit into your budget and take advantage of free services wherever you can. Believe in your taste and aesthetic sense. Never get persuaded by the salesperson or any other recommendations. You know best what you want and how you want to enjoy your house

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