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Choosing the fixtures and finishes for your new home can be a lengthy process.

When making these decisions, be sure to consider the character and design of the home.


When you have the opportunity to choose the fixtures in your home consider the function of each item, as well as how it will look in the home.

You will also have the chance to choose fixtures that have a high energy rating, thus saving you money when it comes to your household bills. Consider choosing energy efficient light bulbs, kitchen appliances and heating and cooling systems. You can even select to install water saving tapware and shower heads.


Some fixtures include:

  • Lighting
  • Heating and cooling
  • Plugs and sockets
  • Kitchen suites (oven, cooktop and dishwasher)
  • Bathroom suites (sinks, baths, tapware and toilets)




The finishes in your home will add a personal touch, as well as character. You may choose to stick to a particular colour scheme or you may go with neutral colours that are simple and easy on the eye.

Some finishes include:

  • Cabinetry
  • Curtains, blinds or shutters
  • Flooring (timber, carpet or tiles)
  • Benchtops
  • Render or weatherboard
  • Roofing


When choosing your finishes start with the big and more expensive items first, like your kitchen cabinetry.

Because the kitchen is often the most used area in the home, it’s vital that the finishes you choose won’t date and go out of style quickly.

It’s often best to choose kitchen cabinetry that is neutral in colour. By doing this you can ensure it will go with the rest of the home and won’t be disliked in a couple of years when your taste has changed.


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