SMART PLAN FOR SPACE
First-home buyers want more for less as they seek to maximise space on a strict budget, and top of the list is an adaptable room.
Stockland regional manager David Laner said it was a smart move for builders to raise their game to cater for this burgeoning market.
“The majority of first-home buyers in Stockland communities are either single people, couples, or young families with one or two young children,” Mr Laner said. “They’re happy to buy a lower-maintenance lot size to get on to the property ladder, but they don’t want to compromise on their home’s functionality or quality.”
Bold Properties new home consultant Chadd Flavell said Bold was adapting its high spec designs by maximising the practical space available for homes built on smaller lots.
“The biggest drawcard for buyers will always be open space and a great-looking kitchen,” Mr Flavell said. “It’s important that new home designs continue to focus on maximising open living space, and it’s essential that our designs offer smart, practical kitchens connected to a great outdoor living space.
“Outdoors, our modern designs are incorporating smartly integrated alfresco areas.
“Inside, the use of raked internal ceilings creates a fantastic sense of space and provides an amazing ‘wow’ feature.”
Trends on the rise include requests for three-bedroom homes with an extra adaptable fourth room to be used as a study, media room or bedroom as required over time.
Bold Properties is the latest builder to open a pop-up office before the display village opens at Stockland’s new Pallara community.
House-and-land packages at Pallara start from $463,870 for a single-storey home and $528,121 for a double-storey home, well under Brisbane’s current median of $655,000.
Lot sizes range from 313sq m to 753sq m, just 19km from the Brisbane CBD. Pallara is on the corner of Brookbent and Gooderham roads in Brisbane’s southwestern growth corridor.
Bold Properties new home consultant Chadd Flavell says the biggest drawcard for buyers will always be open space and a great-looking kitchen.