Selling a new development is no easy task, and the show home is often the most important part of the process. It attracts prospective purchasers, sparks their interest and creates the desire to buy. Enlisting the help of an interior design company can be an excellent way to ensure your show home is at its best and demonstrates light, space and proportion in the best possible way. For many, working with a show home design company is a new experience, and knowing how to set the budget can be a challenge. We’re sharing 5 simple steps to achieve this.
Write a Wishlist
No interior designer will be able to start completely from scratch, without some idea from you about the look you want to create. Begin by writing down all the Unique Selling Points of your chosen plot and a wish list of what you want to achieve with the design. Consider the target audience, for example, a studio flat might be geared towards singles or young couples, whereas a four-bedroom house needs to appeal to families. Think about the buying capability of your buyers, although the interior style must be aspirational it shouldn’t be too extravagant for a property in a low value area, and vice-versa.
Have A Rough Budget In Mind
Setting a budget for the show home design can be difficult, especially when you have no idea how much these things cost. However, it is likely that you have a rough idea of how much you are willing to invest and feel comfortable spending. Let your interior design company know this at the onset, so you can decide mutually what is achievable and how the budget should be allocated.
Decide Between Renting Or Purchasing
Many show home design companies offer options for either purchasing furniture or renting. This can have a big impact on the overall cost of your show home, so it is an important decision to make. Renting can often save money in the short term but the variety available might be limited and if the show home is needed for more than a few months it can prove to be a false economy. Generally, purchasing gives better value for money in the long run and gives the interior designer more opportunity to choose a wider variety of styles.
Know Your Timescale
How quickly you need your show home designed and installed is also an important component to consider. Discuss the timescales with your interior design company, as an urgent deadline will reduce the number of suppliers that your interior designer can use. Often, lead-in times from some suppliers can be lengthy and this needs to be taken into consideration when setting the time frame for the finished project.
Find A Show Home Design Company You Can Trust
Show home designers can vary enormously in price and efficiency. At Blocc, we take pride in building lasting, trusting relationships with our clients, delivering the show home on time and on budget. We understand the importance of excellent customer service and after-care. Our experienced sales team are always on hand to discuss and advise.
For help and guidance on setting a show home design budget, and to find out more about how Blocc can help, get in touch today.