7 easy ways to elevate your home

We want to build you a home that you’ll love for years to come. As an experienced builder — more than 20 years’ experience to be more precise — we know how to elevate a great home into something truly special. Many people think you need big hero pieces to add luxe to space, but in fact, in many cases it’s the smaller things.

Here at Geelong Homes we have carefully put together an upgrade inclusion pack that covers fixtures and fittings that can make your new home stand out from the crowd.

Here are our top seven picks from our inclusion upgrades that prove that even the smallest details can make the maximum impact

Stone benchtops

If you can choose just one upgrade, this might be the one! Stone looks good and feels good. This product is an easy way to add a luxurious look to a space. Every stone piece is a one-off and comes in a variety of colours and textures. Standard stone comes in a gloss finish but our supplier Essastone offers finishes including honed, weathered and Igneous. The great thing about Essastone is that it’s specially engineered to guard the surface from staining, scratching and citrus acid marks. It is made in Europe from up to 95 per cent natural quartz. Each stone slab also has a 15-year limited warranty.

As part of our upgrade inclusions, we offer 20mm stone benchtops, which is a popular option. However, if you want to go bigger we can easily cater to your preference with options going up in 20mm increments. Our interior consultants will work with you to choose the best option to suit you and your budget.

900mm Appliances

Every kitchen needs an oven and cooktop making it an important element to consider upgrading in your new home. In addition to the practical advantages of more cooking capacity, upgrading your kitchen appliances simply looks good! It’s a great way to add a striking focal point to your new kitchen. And if you’re looking ahead, installing 900mm kitchen appliances to your home will add value to your home in the long run.

As part of our upgrade inclusions, we offer a 900m dual-fuel freestanding cooker and rangehood — which will no doubt make you the envy of your friends!

Soft close drawers

Soft close drawers might seem inconsequential but they really do make all the difference. The drawers in your kitchen are some of the most used items in your new home.

Soft close drawers mean you’ll no longer hear the sound of slamming drawers. It also provides a safer option for little fingers — or those clumsier big fingers!

It’s for these reasons soft close drawers are part of our upgrade inclusions pack.

Clark taps, sinks and bathware

One of the best ways to incorporate your personal style into your home is through your taps and bathware. Meal preparation, cooking and cleaning — taps, sinks and bathware get a work out day in and day out, so it pays off to really consider function and appearance when making these selections. The great thing is there are so many finishes available — matte black, white, stainless steel or chrome, to name a few — and sizes and shapes — such as round, pin or blade.

When it comes to baths — the options continue, from the practical built-in bathtub, which is great for families, through to the resort-feel stand-alone bath.

At Geelong Homes, we use stylish Clark products in our homes. This quality brand also offers a 10-year warranty with their products.

Insitu tiled shower

Choosing the tiles for your bathrooms are one of the most enjoyable selections you’ll make during the building of your new home! So you’ll want to make sure that you make the most of the tiles you’ve picked. Most new homes are built with a standard polymarble base in the showers — but by upgrading to an insitu tiled shower you’ll get a sleek, high-end finish to your bathroom. It also is long-lasting!

An insitu tiled shower is part of our Geelong Homes upgraded inclusions pack — bonus!

Laundry fit-out

We often tuck laundries away out of clear view — but in your new home you can have a laundry you can really be proud of! Don’t underestimate laundry design. Laundries need to be organised, clean and functional. With some planning, you can have a laundry fit-out using custom-made joinery that matches the rest of your house. Sounds like a dream for any busy family!

At Geelong Homes, a laundry trough with laminate benchtop and cupboard is part of our upgraded inclusions pack.

Gainsborough locks

Getting in and out of your house with ease is something that doesn’t generally spring to mind as something you should consider but is definitely worth it! There’s nothing worse than having a lock on your front door that’s hard to open. But in addition to ease, privacy and security — upgrading your hardware is a subtle style point that can elevate the look and feel of your new home.

At Geelong Homes, a hardware upgrade to Gainsborough Tri lock door handles on front and external garage doors and deadbolt and lever locks installed onto the internal garage door comes with the upgraded inclusions pack.

Take your home to the next level

In addition to our inclusions upgrade pack, Geelong Homes offers other upgrades that elevate a home to the cutting edge. One option is the installation of the Bradford Solar ChargePack, including Tesla Powerwall.

The Solar ChargePack, including Tesla Powerwall allows you to store your solar energy away until you’re ready to use it — meaning you’ll always have electricity in your home and you’ll have the reassurance that your home will have power during unreliable times such as power outages.

We can also help you automate your home, with the setup of virtual assistant systems such as Alexa and Google Home, and lighting control systems.

You can also personalise your storage using custom joinery for items such as your kitchen and bathroom cabinetry, shelving and wardrobes.

In Summary

Why have a great home, when you can have an outstanding one? The Geelong Homes upgraded inclusions pack allows you to make many small changes for maximum impact. Our upgraded inclusions elevate an already beautiful home and increase the value of your property.

Our upgraded inclusions pack includes:

  • Stone benchtops
  • 900mm appliances
  • Soft close drawers
  • Clark taps, sinks and bathware
  • Insitu tiled shower
  • Laundry fit-out
  • Gainsborough Trilock to external doors
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