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Top Tips for your Colour & Selection Meeting

This has to be the most exciting part of the preconstruction journey! Colour Selections!

Your Colour & Selection meeting is where you finalise all your internal and external selections for your new home!

People often think that after this 3 hour session, they will have the opportunity to make changes to what they select. However, this is the end – once you leave that meeting, no changes can be made to your plan, electrical, fittings and colour schemes.

Therefore - preparation is key! Before your prestart meeting, you would have received a Home File. Treat this like your home bible. It has everything you need to make the selections for your home before you come to the meeting.  

Yes – we will have samples of the selections which you can look at during the meeting. But it’s easier and more efficient for everyone if you’ve thought about the details of your home beforehand.

Your Colour and Selection Specialist is an expert and can give you advice – but they can’t make the choices for you.

 

TOP TIPS & SUGGESTIONS FROM YOUR COLOUR & SELECTION SPECIALIST

1. RESEARCH

Research what you want your home to look like; be advised you do need to choose every little detail of your home, even things you’ve never thought of, like matching your roof colour to the render colour and gutters.

It would be a good idea to find a home you like the look of and bring a picture along to the meeting. Do keep in mind; your selected home may be in an estate which has specified design guidelines. You’ll need to stick to these! Ask your Home & Land Specialist if your home falls in this category.

 

2. PREPARE

 

Remember to visit a Tile Centre before your prestart meeting and pre-select your floor coverings. This is essential.

Read your Contract Quotation so you know what items are included. You don’t want any nasty surprises at your meeting. If you scan your quotation, you’ll be able to identify if there are any items that you would like to upgrade.

 

3. THINK ABOUT YOUR ELECTRICAL LAYOUT

There are so many elements to think about beforehand. For example, where would you place your powerpoints and light switches in each room. In your home file is a provided electrical layout, changes to it need to be confirmed at your meeting. This means that you’ll have to have thought out your furniture placement.

a.Kitchen

You’ll need to consider your microwave, your dishwasher, coffee machine, toaster and whether extra power is required at different ends of your bench.

 

b.Bedroom

Think out your nightly habits. Do you read a book in bed and need a lamp? Do you charge your phone beside your bed? Figure out where you will place your bed then we suggest you place a powerpoint on each side.

 

c.Living

Look into your yearly calendar and prepare where you may need power, i.e., where will your Christmas tree go? Where will your electric heater go in winter?

If you plan on hanging your TV on the wall, you’ll need to think about adding a TV bracket and therefore allowing for additional electrical work. If you have a dedicated theatre space, adding dim switches would be a good idea.

 

4. VISIT THE SHOWROOM

We recommend you visit our showroom on a Saturday between 9am – 12pm. It is easier to browse all the physical items rather than looking through the leaflets in your home file.

 

5. ASK QUESTIONS

Write a list of items you may not understand and bring them along to the meeting. Your expert Colour & Selection Specialist will answer them.

 

Indeed – there is a lot to think about. Don’t stress though – we are here to help, and this is why you’ve been delegated a heap of time to go through it all.

By the end of your meeting you’ve made a ton of decisions and most likely ready for a glass of wine. It’s probable you’ll forget what you chose, that’s ok we will have recorded all of your selections. You’ll get a copy so you know what your final finish will look like.

Most of all – HAVE FUN! Don’t let the experience overwhelm you, this is exciting! Your selections create your home. We can’t wait to see how it comes together!

If you would like to blog about your colour selection experience, we would love to hear from you. Email us here.