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What to look for when choosing a new home design

25 July 2019

What do you want to build and why?

Scan the internet and you’ll find hundreds – possibly thousands – of new home designs in Perth. Big, small, wide, narrow, two-storey, single-storey, downsizers, up-sizers, urban, rural, micro and super-size.

There’s every type of house design you can think of.

But how do you know which one is for you? How do you know which one might be perfect just as it is? Or which could prove the starting point for your own custom home design?

How do you know which one fits where you are in life? Right now.

Over the past 116 years building for Western Australians we’ve learnt a thing or two about why people build a new home.

It’s helped us identify a number of ‘popular solutions’ that we’re confident will help you get your search off to a flying start.

You’ll find tips, advice and guidance tailored to specific needs. Of course, if there’s something else motivating your plans and you need a design to fit, just ask us!


From new estate homes for growing families, funky pads for city-bound downsizers and affordable options for first-timers, to holiday homes, investment properties and homes for international buyers, our 100+ years of experience means we’ve covered all life stages and scenarios. 

And we’re not joking when we say we’re obsessed with building homes that are just the right fit.

It’s why you won’t find any cookie-cutter designs here at Plunkett.

Even if you fall head over heels for one of our display homes, we’ll go through every detail to make sure it’s just right. For you. Today and tomorrow. A home that performs beyond expectations year after year.

You’ll find house designs for small lots, house designs for big lots, two-storey designs and single-storey designs, custom home ideas and house designs ideal for property investors.

But before you dive into our popular solutions section, you might want to consider your answers to the following questions:

  • Where do you think you might want to build?
  • Who will live in your new home?
  • Are you looking at a narrow or small block?
  • Are you making a lifestyle change?
  • What does future-proofing mean to you?
  • Are you looking for style inspiration?
  • Do you want everything looked after so you can move straight in?
  • Are you building as a property investor?
  • Are you a first homebuyer?
  • Do you need help demolishing an old property?
  • Are you thinking of building more than one home?

Building a new home is exciting! It’s an opportunity to design something just for you, to fit your specific needs. 

So enjoy exploring our popular solutions section and let’s see where it takes you.

If you’d like more expert tips on designing and building a new home get in contact today.

When you’re ready to build, we’re ready to listen.

Simply fill out the form and we will be in touch.

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