As display homes and open houses reopen across Australia, you’re probably excited to be able to start hunting for your dream home again. However, with the wide range of Metricon home designs on show nationally, we understand that it may be tricky to tick them all off your ‘to-see’ list.
Before heading out to explore our beautiful displays homes, we’ve come up with a checklist of important things to do to help streamline your visit to our display centres.


1. Check it out online first


Before you venture out or road trip across the state to visit a display, we recommend that you check out the home on our website first. You can take a 3D Virtual Tour of a selection of our homes, view interior and exterior photos, browse the floor plan, plus - several of our home designs even offer video walkthroughs. Doing the prep work at home will allow you to create a shortlist of designs you love and help you to decide whether it’s the right home for your lifestyle.

2. Limit yourself to four homes a day

 A moody, winter-themed sitting room with an open fire.
Don’t rush yourself – browse the displays at your own pace and take everything in! It’s better to limit yourself to 4-5 display homes in one day rather than trying to squeeze in as many as possible. Not only is staying in one location a smarter choice in the current landscape, but it will also prevent you from display home overload. If you try to cram too many visits into a day, it will start to feel like a chore and will make it difficult to distinguish between the designs later on.


3. Come prepared with plenty of questions 

A light-filled master bedroom at a Metricon display home.
Our new home advisors are prepared to answer any questions that you have for them. Make sure you have a list of questions ready to ask and don’t be shy to ask them! You could ask what upgrades are available, information about the floor plan and facade options, or specific costings and price estimates. Make sure you bring a notepad so you can write down all your thoughts!
You should also consider what’s important to you when you visit a display home. From the flow of the floorplan to the fixtures and finishes, ask yourself if the design is ticking all your boxes. If you need a little help, we’ve compiled a list of things to consider when you visit our displays. You can also download the list and use it as a guide when you walk through the display centres.

4. Remember your budget 

A stylish, Boho living room in a Metricon show home.
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement when you’re touring our beautiful displays. However, try to remain grounded and know what you can afford without breaking the bank. We make homes for all Australians, no matter where you are in your journey. What might not work for your budget now might be something you can reconsider later down the track. To help you estimate your home budget, use our budgeting calculator, or seek professional advice.

5. Get snap happy 

A lush upstairs lounge area leading to the master bedroom in this Melbourne display home.
Make sure you take plenty of photos while you’re out at our displays. While we have professional photography on our website and social media, it’s worth tracking your journey and taking pictures of the rooms you love or the features you’d like to change. You can also take photos of the interior styling if you see something that piques your inspiration that you may want to replicate. You can find more interior inspo on our Lookbook page.

6. Have fun

A trendy bathroom in one of Metricon display village.
Metricon understands that buying and building a new home can be overwhelming, but we are here to make the process as easy and simple as possible. We’ll do all the heavy lifting for you – all you need to do is tour our displays and have fun creating your new dream home.
If you’d like to check out our range of home designs, you can find them here. Alternatively, you can search for display centres in your area.