8 Essential Inclusions to Consider When Building a New Home in Western Sydney

March 12, 2024
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Kitchen inclusions in a new home in Western Sydney

Building your dream home from the ground up is exciting. You choose every element that goes into this home from the floor plan to the electrical outlet covers.

Standard inclusion packages help simplify the process, but you should consider certain inclusions essential. Custom home builders recommend you look into the following inclusions when building your dream home.

Structural Inclusions

When building this home, consider your lifestyle. If your family spends a lot of time outdoors, for example, talk with your new home builder in Western Sydney about adding a screened-in porch to the plans or an outdoor kitchen.

Either feature allows you to be outside while handling everyday tasks, so you get the best of both worlds.

Energy-Efficient Features

Every person must do their part to protect our planet. The energy efficiency of the home starts with its placement on the property. Work with the builder to determine the best orientation.

A north-facing home with lots of windows will receive more passive heat during the winter months.

Incorporate energy-efficient features into the new home design to save you time, money, and headaches in the future. These features might include solar panels, double glazing, or upgraded attic insulation.

Choose a builder with experience in passive design to reduce your energy consumption by up to 90 percent. Ask about water-saving fixtures, energy-efficient lighting schemes, and more when you work with this individual to design the perfect home.

Wide Front Door

Small details have a major impact on the look and feel of a home. Make a great first impression when people come to visit by installing a front door that is 120mm wide.

They will feel as if they are entering a grand residence when the first thing they see is this door while visiting the property. Paint the door black and watch the curb appeal of the property jump.

One often-overlooked benefit of a wide front door is the ease with which you can move things in and out of the home. When the time comes to move your furnishings, you will appreciate having the extra space to get in and out of the home.

Storage Space

Homeowners often complain about a lack of storage space in their residences. Building a custom home allows you to add storage space to suit your lifestyle. Consider his-and-hers wardrobes or custom shelving to hold clothes, shoes, and accessories.

Add a pantry to the kitchen or incorporate built-in storage in the attic. The ideas are endless when you are building a home and take future storage needs into consideration.

Talk with custom home builders to see if they have suggestions for additional storage in the home.

Stone benchtops new home inclusions

Stone Benchtops

Add a bit of luxury to the home by purchasing stone benchtops. These benchtops add beauty to the area and hold up well with regular use.

Most people assume they are only used in kitchens. Make your home unique by installing stone benchtops in the laundry area or bathrooms.

Engineered stone benchtops are an affordable option. However, you should also research natural stone and thicker slabs to guarantee you get the right benchtop for your lifestyle. Western Sydney home builders will help you determine which benchtop that is.

Smart Home Technology

Imagine being able to turn the lights in your home off and on from across the world. You can with the help of smart home technology. Add a self-programmable thermostat or install a voice assistant in the home.

Custom new homes in Western Sydney often include this technology automatically, but speak to your new home builder to see if they have recommendations beyond what is standard in homes today.


When planning custom home construction, don’t overlook the landscaping and outdoor living areas. Most builders don’t include this as part of the process, so you may need to do the landscaping or hire a company to take on this work.

The problem with this is you might find the yard work cannot begin until the construction crew has completed the home and left the premises.

Ask your Western Sydney home builders if they can include landscaping and outdoor features in the building process. If they cannot, ask the builder to coordinate with a landscaper, so they carry out their work simultaneously.

High Ceilings

Many people never stop to consider the height of the ceilings in the home, unless they have one or more family members of above-average height. Make the home feel more luxurious by asking the builder to raise the height of the ceilings.

High ceilings provide an open atmosphere while improving the flow of the home. They also increase the value of the home.

The goal of custom home builders is to design and construct a house that meets the client’s needs completely. This home should be your haven while making your life easier.

To achieve this goal, you must plan every aspect of the home before any work begins. Anticipate spending a significant amount of time working with the builder when planning this home.

The time spent is well invested, as the finished home will be everything you imagine when embarking on this journey.

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