5 Value-Adding House and Land Package Inclusions You Need to Know

House and land packages offer unrivalled freedom for personalising your new home to match your preferences and budget. You’ll have a turkey home with all the inclusions you want, a property that’s completely finished and needs no further work. 

So what are the value-adding inclusions that are already yours when you buy a house and land package? Below, we outline these inclusions and explain why and how they increase the utility, functionality, and value of your property. Read on to find out why investing in a house and land package rather than buying an established property could be one of the smartest decisions you’ll make.

The instant benefits of a new turnkey home

Turnkey homes come in a range of designs with a variety of inclusions. Depending on your builder, these can integrate the latest and the greatest in home technology, appliances, and design. If you’re living in the property, you’ll enjoy a great quality of life and an instant boost to the resale value of your home. When you do sell your home, these inclusions can make your property more appealing to potential buyers.

If you’re an investor-owner, these brand-new finishes, fixtures, and additions reflecting the latest design trends could see you attracting better tenants and let you rent it out faster. Furthermore, since it’s a new build, you’ll have low-maintenance overheads.

Features that add value when building a new home

So what are the high-value inclusions in house and land packages and how do they add value?

1. Living room

In your living room, an open floorplan and upgraded flooring are the top elements that enhance utility and deliver value.

  • Open floorplan – Open-plan spaces are high-value inclusions because they seamlessly integrate the hubs, from the kitchen to the living room, in your home to make entertaining and connecting easy. They also make your home look more spacious and well-lit. 
  • Upgraded flooring – Flooring is one of the first things you notice about a space. The right durable, stylish flooring boosts comfort, liveability, and aesthetics.

2. Kitchen

For the kitchen, look out for these inclusions:

  • Stone island benchtop – A stone island bench brings elegance and a premium feel to your kitchen. They tend to be more durable and resistant to scratches than their laminate counterparts.
  • High-quality, soft-close cabinetry – Storage is probably one of the most critical features in your kitchen since it enables convenience and accessibility while strengthening style and decor. Your house and land package should include high-quality cabinetry that’s durable and aesthetically appealing and closes softly.
  • Porcelain wall tiles – Porcelain wall tiles not only look great; they’re hardwearing, easy to clean, and require little maintenance.

3. Bathroom

Your bathroom should ideally come with these high-value features:

  • Hobless showers – Hobless showers don’t have the traditional brick or other types of ankle-level enclosure at the base. As such, they bring a cleaner, more streamlined look to your bathroom while making it look bigger. Moreover, they’re easier to clean and facilitate wheelchair access.
  • Quality bathroom fittings and fixtures – Your bathroom’s fittings and fixtures can make or break the space since they’re elemental to both functionality and style. Your turnkey package should include quality baths, showers, cabinets, vanity units, sinks, taps, towel rails, and toilet roll holders for starters.

4. Exterior

Sought-after exteriors may incorporate these elements:

  • Colorbond steel roof – Colorbond steel roofing is coveted for good reason. It’s resistant to chipping, cracking, peeling, termites, and temperature extremes. Additionally, Colorbond is non-combustible and gives your roof a classic, sleek appearance.
  • Ceiling insulation with cavity wall insulation – Having both ceiling and cavity-wall insulation enables your house to stay cooler during hot weather and warmer during winter. This means better comfort and quality of life in addition to lower power energy bills.
  • High-quality aluminium sliding windows – The best aluminium sliding windows can be more durable and energy efficient than traditional alternatives. Their elegant minimalistic sliding design supports space saving as well. Operation and maintenance are simple and minimum.
  • Modern entry door – Offering a contemporary alternative to traditional wood and brass, modern doors come in all colours and designs, from geometric shapes and solid colours to sleek lines and glass inserts. These help you make a statement and strengthen your house’s curb appeal.

5. Home warranty and maintenance package

Your turnkey solution should come with a home warranty and maintenance package. This could include terms such as a 25-year structural warranty. It could include a maintenance guarantee that the builder will fix any issues that are due to their fault. 

Customise your new home with Plunkett’s Lifestyle inclusions

When you choose a Lifestyle house design package from Plunkett Homes as the base for your turnkey build, you’ll receive all of the following exceptional inclusions, which can add significant value to your house:

  • Modern 970mm wide entry door
  • 20mm engineered stone benchtops
  • Soft-close doors and drawers throughout for made-to-measure cabinetry
  • Stylish ceramic floors and wall tiles
  • Ceiling insulation with cavity wall insulation
  • Colorbond steel roof
  • Hobless showers with framed pivot screens to ensuite and bathroom
  • R5 ceiling insulation with cavity wall insulation as required
  • Premium 90mm Westinghouse kitchen appliances

Plunkett Homes can customise all of these inclusions to suit your individual preferences. We offer tailored packages for exclusive lots across Western Australia. If you can’t see a package you love, we have the expertise and connections to develop a custom package just for you! 

Upgraded inclusions for added luxury with Plunkett’s Luxe specifications

When building with Plunkett Homes, you can add the Luxe package to your house and land package. The best optional upgraded inclusions for both investors and homeowners include:

  • Ducted Reverse Cycle Air conditioning with controller – Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning offers one of the most energy-efficient and cost-saving ways to cool and heat your property.
  • Luxury Westinghouse 900mm kitchen rangehood and cooktop – This premium appliance set will elevate your kitchen and allow you or your tenants to prepare meals in style.
  • Soft-close doors and drawers throughout – The soft-close feature reduce stress on your doors and drawers, minimising damage to the finish.
  • 20mm Essastone benchtops to kitchen, ensuite, bathroom, and laundry – This durable, elegant benchtop will add style and functionality to these heavy traffic areas.
  • Modern 1200mm wide entry door with omni handle – This modern, wide entry door with omni handle enhances your curb appeal as well as security.
  • 20 LED downlights included with smart home capabilities – Control your lighting with these smart-home-enabled downlights.
  • Generous 300mm x 300mm rectified porcelain floor tiles & 300mm x 600mm rectified porcelain wall tiles to wet areas – The included beautiful porcelain tiles help create stunning interior spaces, with the added benefits of durability and low maintenance.
  • Colorbond roofing – The Luxe package comes with elegant Colorbond roofing that’s resistant to temperature extremes, chipping, termites, and more.
  • R5 ceiling insulation with cavity wall insulation as required – The high-quality insulation will keep your property warmer in winter and cooler in summer, allowing you or your tenants to save on energy bills.

Plunkett Homes has tailored packages for exclusive lots across Western Australia. If you can’t see a package you love, we have the expertise and connections to develop a custom package just for you!


From your living and kitchen to your bathroom and exteriors, the inclusions that come with home and land packages can be extensive and highly personalised. These can significantly enhance the functionality, utility, style, and appeal of your property. They may integrate the latest in home technology and design trends

At the same time, since it’s a new build, you’ll have low maintenance costs. Whether you’re buying an investment property or purchasing to live in it, the right inclusions could help your property achieve instant, dramatic gains in resale value.

Given the wide-ranging advantages of buying a house and land package, it’s well worth considering this option when you’re deciding the best way to buy your home. When you’re looking for the right package, be sure to ask about customisable inclusions. Plunkett Homes has been building homes for Western Australians for 120 years. We can deliver any customisation requirement and turnkey options you want, ranging from our lifestyle to luxe specifications. Feel free to contact our friendly team today with your questions.

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