To be eligible for the HomeBuilder scheme, the value of your contract needs to be $150,000 and $750,000, for the initial property value not to exceed $1.5 million and income limits of $125,000 for singles and $200,000 for couples.
During this lockdown, there must have been multiple things you have been picking out as you get a close look into your home; the old tiles in your bathroom? The dingy plumbing in your kitchen? The partition walls in your living that simply don’t make sense? Well, here are the best ways you can spend your home builder grant.
A well-designed kitchen can do magic for your home, in every home the kitchen is the main feature and it is a selling point when buyers come to have a look.
With a bigger budget look at some more luxurious options for your kitchen, such as bench tops, appliances, cabinets, tapware, and invest in design with the good kitchen layout. This is a space in your home where the money is always well spent.
Flooring can be difficult to do, depending on the existing floor, if the ground is level and what you are replacing it with, it can be a big cost that you don’t want to include because you can just live with whatever is already there.
With the money added to your budget from the grant, consider investing in some new floors. Going with the latest trend with floors isn’t always the greatest choice, after all at some point shaggy carpets were all the rave.
Look at options that sustain durability and quality as well as timeless design, it should be consistent with the rest of the home design and be sure it isn’t something that contrasts your bathroom tiles.
There is a difference between collecting ideas yourself or having a professional look at the space and give you the best possible option at your desire.
Designers have an eye for what is right and wrong in a space, the appropriate colour scheme to be used, how to incorporate a beautiful yet functional layout and they will ensure consistency, professional plans, and you will have direct access to one on one help throughout your project, you won’t walk away disappointed.
The $25,000 you receive can make a huge difference to the quality of items you can afford, such as your kitchen appliances, benchtop, bathroom tiles, tapware, and lights.
You can’t go wrong with spending some money on some better quality and more durable finishes and fixtures.