Our Build Process — Step 3

Specifications & Interior Selections

This is the third part of the Build Process here at Harlan Homes, where you will have the opportunity to decide on the specifications and interior design selections for your entire home! From light fixtures to flooring, this is the stage where you’ll be able to choose all the little details you want for your home, from top to bottom.

What To Expect At The Specifications & Interior Selections Stage

Much like the Design stage, this is a collaborative process that will involve design decisions on a much deeper level. As always, our team will be there to guide you through every step, helping you compare the different options and figuring out which ones will work best for your dream home.

Your new home’s interior design as well as external appearance will drive the selections process. There’s a wide range of options for materials, finishes, colours, and functionality to consider for every single facet of your home design, so you’ll be making a whole heap of decisions before this stage is over!

Things To Consider During The Specifications & Interior Selections Process

There are a variety of decisions you’ll need to make across every area of your home. No detail will be left untouched. 

Here are just a few examples of the interior finishes you need to consider at this stage. Your actual checklist will differ, but this will give you a guide so you can come prepared:

  • Interior wall finishes
  • Interior flooring, including carpets
  • Interior colour schemes, including paint colour selections
  • Wallpaper or feature wall detailing, like wainscoting
  • Toilets, taps, and other bathroom fittings

  • Light fittings
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Benches and vanities
  • Joinery design
  • Cornices, skirting, and architraves
  • Internal doors and even door handles

You will also need to choose your exterior finishes, including:

  • Windows and doors
  • Bricks and/or cladding
  • Roof coverings
  • External surfaces including driveways and paths
  • External living spaces including decks, pergolas, and al-fresco areas

The interior selections process at Harlan Homes is streamlined for your benefit

How To Prepare For Your Selections Appointment

We understand how overwhelming the selections process can be, which is why our team has developed a streamlined process that ensures an enjoyable and stress-free experience for all our clients.

Here are a few things that you can do to make the process even easier:

  • Do your research – Look for online reviews and magazine articles that showcase the latest appliances, materials, and finishes so you can stay up to date on what’s available on the market right now.
  • Prepare a moodboard – This can be a digital or a more traditional mood board that captures the types of materials, finishes, and design scheme you’d like in your home.
  • Share some samples – If you’ve got product samples, bring them over! We’ll do our best to source them or find a similar product within our own collection of samples.
  • Talk to other people – Specifically, have a chat with friends and family who have recently built their own homes. They’re a treasure trove of information!
  • Create a list of must-haves – If there are things you absolutely must have in your new home, put them on the list.

We Guide You Through Your Interior Selections Process

There are so many small things that get forgotten when building a house, and sometimes you simply aren’t aware of the sheer amount of options you might have, and that’s where our team can help.

Thanks to our access to the latest in architectural and interior design software, you’ll have the opportunity to walk through your home as a digitally projected life size floor plan, helping you to envision the finished product, considering furniture placement, circulation space, and distances.

Our design team always knows what is the latest in interior design trends and are skilled at translating those trends into more timeless design elements so you can ensure your home continues to remain stylish and tasteful for years to come.

We also pride ourselves on staying up to date on the latest technology for more functional spaces in the home, particularly the kitchen and bathroom. There are so many manufacturers designing high-tech appliances and materials that can be easily incorporated into your home – the future is now, as they say!

If you opt for our Turnkey Home Building Solutions, you’ll also have the opportunity to choose materials and finishes for additional features of your home, from interior curtains and blinds to your very own custom letterbox.

What Comes Next?

Now that you’ve made all the important decisions about specifications and interior selections, it’s time for your build to commence!

Next: Explore the Building & Construction stage

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