A SHOWHOME’S PURPOSE IS TO SELL THE ENTIRE DEVELOPMENT, NOT JUST THE SHOWHOME.
An eco approach
I have been designing and installing showhouses since 1993, but made the decision in 2020 to only provide showhome interiors that are as environmentally friendly as possible. Whilst building new homes is not seen as being environmentally friendly, we do need a certain amount of new homes. And like any product, it needs to sell. See our eco interiors page for further information.
This will appeal to builders and developers who take a sustainable approach to new-builds. If you implement green construction, then your entire supply chain needs to follow your lead. From how and where the bricks are made, to a responsibly sourced showhome interior. There’s no point filling a show home with Far East-made products if there is a solution closer to home.
WE OPERATE IN THE SOUTH EAST AND THE ISLE OF WIGHT
Why furnish a show home?
As one of your most important sales tools, a furnished show home enables your buyers to envisage what their new home could look like. Executed correctly, it helps to excite people into wanting one of your properties as their home and showcases the quality of your development and your company.
How much will it cost?
How much is a car? Obviously, that would depend on whether you’re after a Rolls Royce or a small runabout. Do you want a basic model, or all the bells and whistles. It’s the same with a show home. You’re in control, so you decide on a budget that’s right for you.
Aren’t I just pouring money down the drain?
Absolutely not. It is no different to paying an estate agent, local advertising, having a brochure printed, or landscaping your development. Just as those expenses are spread across the whole development, so is the cost of a showhouse.
This is up to you. Opt for a fully-furnished showhouse, or just part-furnish it, depending on your budget. It can be dressed to the hilt with accessories, or just enough to make the property homely and welcoming. You can have curtains & blinds, or leave windows bare.
Having rented out showhouse furniture for many years, we no longer offer this service. However, there are many benefits of owning your showhouse contents, particularly when provided by a company with low overheads like ours.
Brand new furniture is provided to you on every project which means the proportions will suit the room sizes – nothing too big or too small.
Because you own the furniture, you are free to sell items to your purchasers, or throw something in to create a deal. You can also use everything again in future developments, and owning means you are not tied into to rental agreements.
Client’s furniture stock management
For clients who have existing furniture for re-use, we can manage this stock for you. Each item is photographed and measured, and the data entered into our stock management software. Being cloud-based, this allows the client to have online access 24/7.
When asked to design future showhomes for you, we will always ensure your stock is prioritised in those schemes, to keep costs down for you. If you wish to conduct your own removals, we can come into the property before it is emptied to make a detailed inventory.