Creating Your Dream Home With Customizable Contemporary Designs

Buying and building a home is one of the most significant investments you’ll ever make and choosing a design for your home build is no doubt one of the most challenging aspects (aside from finding the right builder).

“Volume builders”, however, are making this process easier and more affordable than ever.

What is a “volume builder”?

Volume builders are companies that construct hundreds (or thousands) of homes every year. Offering house and land packages, they generally have the convenience of building set-plan dwellings on land that has already been allocated by a property developer.

Advantages of volume builders are that they save you time and money, they already have specific designs and interior styles available, so you don’t have to stress over what goes where, and they have stringent quality assurance processes in place to ensure consistency.

One of the main disadvantages of volume builders, however, is that many don’t offer the option to custom-tailor the home’s design, which means your home could look the same as your neighbors. However, companies like Metricon are changing that – and it’s now possible for buyers to create their dream home, thanks to customisable designs.

Choosing designs

Adding your own touch to the layout and design is imperative if you want to give the home character. Whether you are a first home buyer, first time builder, investor, or you’re looking to knockdown-build; you want to have a home that is uniquely yours.

Although the exterior may not be unique with volume build homes, that doesn’t mean you can’t customize the interior to suit your own personal style. Metricon offers a wide variety of internal options, including your choice of colors, fittings, fixtures and flooring.

When it comes to the exterior, if you’re after a single story, there are more than 100 different designs and layouts to choose from, including the popular Agar and Bohemian, the stylish Davenport and the more compact Carine. For more unique designs that will fit your taste, Watara Homes is here to help you.

For double-story, the Franklin is an upscale design that’s perfect for entertaining both indoors and out, with four possible floor plans and designer inclusions. This layout produces an abundance of natural light, has an open plan living space and a minimum of four bedrooms. The Riviera is another popular double-story option and part of Metricon’s Signature range. It’s an award-winning home with a sleek kitchen and open plan living.

While the Franklin and Riviera are two of the most popular double-story designs, you’ll find many more options to choose from.

Looking for something different? Metricon’s extensive portfolio also includes split level and dual occupancy building designs, as well as options for rural homes.

Enhancing your choices

While most volume builders already have land within master-planned communities on offer, which of course saves you the hassle of trying to find a block of land to build your new home on; it can also be limiting. Fortunately, though, that’s not the limit for Metricon, and they are also able to build on land you already own, should you love one of their designs.

To make life as easy as possible for home buyers, Metricon’s Studio M is a selection center located in Melbourne that offers customers the chance to explore the fitting and fixtures of the home designs so that they can make a more informed decision. Studio M is currently open for one on one meetings (maximum of 2 adults).

Explore Metricon’s Melbourne home designs online and start building the home of your dreams.


Metricon has been building quality homes in Australia since 1976, with display homes across Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. The company provides innovative, practical home designs and has won many prestigious awards from industry organisations, including the Master Builders Association and Housing Industry of Australia.

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