Thinking of visiting a model home? Whether you’re in the market for a new home, you’re hoping to build a custom home, or you’re simply looking for ideas to upgrade your current home, exploring model homes can be a valuable experience.

Wondering if it’s worth it to squeeze touring a model home into your busy schedule? Here are a handful of things you can learn from a quick visit to a model home.

7 Things You Can Learn From Touring a Model Home

Home Decor Ideas

Whether you’re looking for ideas for your current home or you’re gathering inspiration for a new home, model homes are great places to collect some new ideas about home decor options.

Exploring a style that’s not your own can give you the chance to broaden your horizons and open your eyes to new ideas that may not have occurred to you but would look great in your home.

Floor Plan Inspiration

If you’re shopping for a new home, planning to invest in your own custom home, or you’re thinking of doing some remodeling, it’s always good to ‘try before you buy’ when it comes to floor plans.

Walking a model home’s footprint can help you to determine if it’s a layout that will work for your family. Perhaps more importantly, it can show you if a specific floor plan may not work out as well in reality as you had imagined once you’ve seen it in person.

Square Footage Insight

Square footage is tough to visualize without experiencing it first hand, but it’s one of the key elements you’ll have to decide on when it comes to choosing a home.

Visiting a model home can give you some valuable insight about how a certain square footage feels. Whether you’re looking to upgrade or you’re hoping to downsize, touring a model home can help you decide what size home is right for you.

Furniture Layout Examples

Organizing furniture in a way that’s logical, comfortable, and flows well within a home can be challenging. If this is something you’ve struggled with, taking a trip to a model home could really help.

Many times, model homes are decorated by expert designers. You can gather a lot of wisdom from how they’ve chosen to lay out the homes they’ve configured – and, if the designer is on hand, you might even be able to inquire about how to solve your specific layout problem.

Available Features & Finishes

Considering upgrades for your current home or various finish and feature options for a new home? Touring a model home can be a great way to see the finishes and features you’re considering in action!

Exploring firsthand can be a great way to decide if a specific finish is what you’re looking for or if another might be a better option. Additionally, seeing certain features in real life might solidify your desire for them – or it could deter you if you realize that specific feature isn’t as appealing as you initially thought.

Information About the Neighborhood and Local Area

Thinking of moving to a new location? Keep your eyes open for model homes in the area.

During your visit to the home, take a few minutes to drive around the neighborhood and surrounding area. You can also ask the model home hosts any questions you might have about the area, which is a great way to find out if buying a home in that region might be right for you.

Details About the Home Builder

If you’re thinking of purchasing a custom home in the Greater Capital Region, there are many home builders to choose from. Visiting model homes crafted by these builders is a great way to get to know them and find out which builder is right for you.

Wondering what to look for in a custom home builder? Check out our list of 7 important qualities to look for in a home contractor.

Interested in Touring One of Our Custom Homes?

These are just a handful of the many ways you can benefit from visiting a model home if you’re in the market for a new home or looking for inspiration for your current home.

Interested in visiting one of Heritage Custom Builders homes? We’d love to have you! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates about upcoming open houses or contact us here to learn when one of our model homes is next open for tours.