One of the best parts of your building journey is getting to choose all the individual details that come together to bring your house to life.

When you build with Novus Homes, you get full access to our brand new Prestart Showroom, located in our purpose built offices in Balcatta.

Click below to view our Prestart Showroom video and get a real sense of how much fun you can have choosing those final fixtures and fittings for your new home.

The pre-start process is such a crucial part of the home building process. We have found that clients who consider the following tips generally have the most successful outcomes and walk away from the day feeling like they were 100% happy with all of their choices. So, before you start, consider these helpful tips from our expert team:

1. Do Some Homework

Review our selections workbook well in advance of your meeting. Start to get a good understanding of the different products that we offer and what is included in your chosen specification. A little work before the big day makes for a lot of time saved.

2. Visit the Showroom in Advance

We are always more than happy for our clients to pop in and take a look around and get the lay of the land. We welcome you to visit the showroom before your appointment just to take a look at what we have available to view which may help you make some decisions beforehand or at least have some food for thought on which fixtures and finishes you may have a preference for.

3. Listen to the Experts

We have a very experienced team in our Pre-Start department and we urge you to take their advice on board, there isn't much they haven'nt seen! We will always do our best to guide and advise you to create the best outcome for your new home.

4. Consider your Furniture Placement

One of the best pieces of advice we can give you is to think about where your furniture will go in your new home. Think about what existing pieces you will bring from your current home and what new furniture you will be purchasing. Consider the colour and texture and allow that to guide your decisions in the pre-start meeting.

5. Don't Forget Electrical!

Of course we will never let you forget this as is it part of our pre-start process, however we really do urge you to seriously consider your electrical needs for your new home. In particular think about lighting that you want now and may also want in the future. The same goes for powerpoint placement. It is much easier to include these during construction than retro-fitting in once you have moved in. Also remember the previous point about furniture. Think about where lamps, tables etc may go and work your powerpoint placement around that.

6. Visit our Display Homes

It is always great to see certain fixtures and fittings first hand, so take a tour of our display homes in person, or at least online and see how we have incorporated colours and textures to showcase a home. We have a team of interior designers who have been doing this for a very long time and make it their job to know what is in and what is out, so have a look around and take some inspiration from what we have done.

7. Must Have v Nice to Have

Every client is different and every budget is different. We think it is sage advice to make a list of your must haves, those non-negotiables that you absolutely want in your new home and then make a list of the things that would be nice to have but are not essential. This will help to guide you during your pre-start meeting.