How to Minimise Costs While Designing, Building, and Furnishing a Single Storey Home

Building a brand new single storey home means that you are starting with a blank slate, and you may find the process expensive, especially if you are opting for a custom single storey house design and plan to furnish the home with brand new furniture. But the good news is that there are many ways that you can minimise your costs throughout this process.

As experienced home builders, we are always looking to help our clients save on costs where they can. Take the following tips into account when designing, building, and furnishing a new single storey home!

Choose the Right Home Building Company

While an experienced and respected home building company may have higher upfront costs, you are going to save money in the long run. Knowing that you are working with true industry professionals will take so much of the stress out of the home design and building process, and you can rest assured knowing that the end product is going to be of a very high quality, and all the finishings will last you for many years to come!

Don’t Choose a Custom Single Storey House Design: Go for a Predesign!

Having a home design custom made to your preferences can be time-consuming and expensive. A predesign is ideal for your home, and with a few tweaks, it could be your dream home. There are so many off-the-shelf options that have been great successes for other home buyers, so why not give it a try? A predesign allows you to see what your home would look like and saves you a lot of time and money.

Here at Kurmond Complete, we offer a wide variety of single storey house designs in Sydney that you can choose from. Some of these designs have actually been built as display homes that you can get a look and feel for in real life!

See What Home & Land Packages Are Available to You

Home and land packages are ideals for those looking for a new home and have not secured land yet. You can save a lot of time and money by exploring this option.

Look Into House Inclusion Options

When you are having a home built, certain standard house inclusions will come with the home. For example, some of Kurmond Complete’s standard inclusions that come with every home include stone benchtops, flooring, paint, shelving, electrical plug points, and more. Basically, we provide you with a home that is ready to move into, minus the furniture. However, it is well worth enquiring about upgrades and packages when it comes to inclusions, as they may allow you to add other additions and extras at an affordable rate. It may be cheaper to get the upgrade package that comes with curtains and blinds than have to source, buy, and install blinds yourself.

Furnish with Secondhand Furniture

Now that your home is complete with all the paint, flooring, and inclusions, it is time to furnish it. Furnishing your home can often break your budget. Take your time and think about the furniture pieces that you need to make your home liveable and focus on these before focusing on things like decor and art.

Buying your furniture secondhand gives you the opportunity to save a lot of money, as well as introduce some truly unique pieces into your home. Even if you don’t buy every piece secondhand, you should at least give it a try and see what is out there.


If you want to save money when it comes to moving into your new home and furnishing it, you may have to get your hands a little dirty. See what furniture you can move yourself, and don’t be afraid to take on small DIY jobs such as assembling furniture, hanging artwork, etc. Of course, if there are jobs you are not confident doing, you may need to call in the professionals.

[CTA] Interested in the services, inclusions, and single storey house designs in Sydney that Kurmond Complete has to offer? We’d love to be part of your home building experience and ensure that you choose a home that is right for you and your budget. Feel free to get in touch with us today on 1300 764 761.