How to prepare for your selection appointment

13 October 2023

Whether you’re a design enthusiast or simply want your home to reflect your style, a selection appointment is a crucial step in creating a space that feels uniquely yours. To ensure that the appointment goes smoothly and results in a home you love, it is best to prepare ahead of time.

Gather inspiration

The perfect place to start is to gather images for inspiration. This could be with magazines, saving instagram posts or by creating a Pinterest board. Mood boards are also a great way to see a overview of your inspiration to create a aesthetic and style you gravitate to. By doing this with plenty of time before your appointment will give you time to truly understand what you like and also help you communicate your vision to your colour consultant.

Where do I start?

Confused where to start. There is no right or wrong but starting with your flooring can set the tone of the house as it will cover the largest area. Especially the flooring in your living/dining. Alternatively pick what feature you would like to be a standout whether a design element or a colour in your kitchen for example as it is most often the heart of the home.

Become familiar with inclusions

Selection day can be quite long and overwhelming if you don’t have a vision or idea to start with. To help familarise with your options within your budget with your builder, request to visit their colour studio on your own ahead of time to look around. Alternatively they may provide you a document with their standards or inclusions to help you decide and bring your selections together ahead of time.

Take advantage of 3D visualisers

Is it hard to visualise what colours or materials will look like together? Take advantage of many free 3D visualisers such as the one on Austral Bricks website to help you see the full picture of your exterior colours for example.

Assess natural light and think about functionality

Take note of the amount of natural light each room receives. Natural light can affect how colors appear. In well-lit spaces, colors may appear brighter, while in darker areas, they might seem muted. Keep this in mind when selecting shades. Colours and tones of a room can also affect the mood and how you feel within it. Generally more calming colours for bedrooms for example.

This preparation will help you make informed decisions, resulting in a home that reflects your style and functions beautifully for you and your family. Enjoy the process and the excitement of creating a space that truly feels like home.

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