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Winter- Ready Homes: 8 Tips for Canterbury Residents

Have you ever had a suit or dress tailor made, just for you? Starting with a pre-determined cut or design, the tailor then helps you choose fabric, fit, colour and design finishings to make it unique to you and your needs. An extra pocket here, a cropped hem there, even though your suit or dress came from the same design as multiple clients before you, the final product can look completely different if you want it to.

Building a new home from a Signature Homes Pacific Collection plan is much the same. Your choice of plan determines specifics such as the number of bedrooms, bathrooms and overall floor plan. From there, you can instantly modify the look and style of your home through your choice of roof shape, exterior cladding and window style, or by adding exterior details such as a feature chimney or covered deck.

Take the two houses in the picture above, for example. Both options that can be built from the Marina plan, each exterior has a unique look and feel. House one has a gable roof with brick and weatherboard cladding and feature chimney. House two has a completely different look with monopitch roof and weatherboard cladding, and that’s before even considering colour choice and joinery. And both homes have changed the location and entrance of the garage.

Inside, there are endless options available to tailor a plan. You can add bi-fold or sliding doors to create indoor / outdoor flow, remove wardrobes to create office space or add in a kitchen island or butlers pantry to give you your dream entertainer’s kitchen. Some changes could alter the final cost of your home, and your New Home Consultant can help you work out whether the changes you desire can be made easily and within your budget, or whether you might be better off choosing an alternative plan.

Starting with a plan doesn’t mean you get the same home as everyone else who has also started with the same plan, Signature have never built the exact same home twice. A tried and tested house plan means you can relax knowing that the bones are good, and enjoy the process of personalising your home to make it unique.