This December it will be five years since we built our first home with Golden Homes and we can’t
quite believe just how quick time has gone.
The building experience for us was such a positive one. Regan was in the military at the time so was
away a lot, this meant I had to make a lot of decisions on my own which of course felt overwhelming
at times, but we had such a great team to count on to help explain things thoroughly.
We were so lucky to get our hands on a House & Land Package with Golden Homes, it was exactly
what we needed at the time. For first home buyers the packages are definitely the way to go, we
didn’t need something too lavish, we just wanted a place to call home.
The best part about the packages is that if you want to upgrade or customise things further you
absolutely can and there’s many options to choose from. We were in our early twenties and didn’t
want to over capitalize for our first home, as pre Covid we thought we would only be here for a
couple of years before moving on, so we chose to keep things pretty simple.
We did do a couple of extra things like extending our master bedroom slightly as we knew we had a
super king bed so wanted to ensure we had room for that. We upgraded the wardrobes because,
well, I like clothing a bit too much and needed extra space!
The one upgrade I really wish we had done was add in the landscaping package. As two people who
hate gardening that definitely is something we often say we wish we had left to the pros, it’s been a
lot of work over the years and took us quite some time to finish off ourselves.
Our first building journey taught us so much and having now been in our home for quite a few years
now we have definitely been able to plan out what we would like in our next home which will more
Things like adding in a scullery, having a separate laundry and toilet - all options that we could have
added in our plans for our first home, but at the time were extras we didn’t think mattered to us.
Now that a few years have passed it’s quite impressive how the show homes have changed with
Golden Homes and we look forward to visiting over the next few months to see what’s on offer to
get ideas for our next place.
We are so thankful to have had so many memories in our first home. It’s been a place we have been
able to share with many family and friends over the years and we know that when it’s our time to
move on it will become a special place for the next owners just as it was for us.
Thank you Golden Homes for creating a quality home that has been such a pivotal part in our journey through life
together. For more information on building your own home visit : https://goldenhomes.co.nz/