Apr 23, 2021 11:17 pm
I am looking to build a house as an investment property in inner ring Brisbane suburb on a 400m2 splitter block. Looking at doing a double story build, 4-5 bedroom house. Mainly looking to rent it out so don’t want to over capitalise, but want to have it decent enough, so that is is attractive for sale in future.
How big do you suggest building and what sort of inclusions would you recommend? I am thinking at doing either something 260-270m2 or go a bit larger around 320m2.
Looking at some house plans, there’s options for a media room or a guest room downstairs, which do you think would be more attractive. I was thinking going for an extra bedroom would be more attractive than a smallish media room.
Any recommendation on particular big box builders in Brisbane to go with, that has good lead times?
Re: What size and inclusions for a investment property build2
Apr 26, 2021 5:46 pm
if its investment, whatever size an dformat you choose, use hardwearing surfaces. Dont put wood or veneer floors in. Go tile. Dont cheap out on carpet, but dont get wool (ideally a nylon carpet with a decent 15 year warranty should do). Get stone tops everywhere, even if its cat 1. Dont be tempted to save there ant use laminate bench tops. They will be the first to go.
lastly dont add anything that you dont have to - ie downlights in living areas are nice, but don't add them to the bedrooms, dont upgrade the appliances and dont worry about the efficiency of them either. You're not paying the bills.
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