New Home Building or Renovating Checklist

In this weeks blog I wanted to talk a little bit about building a new home or renovating on the Gold Coast and the things you should take into consideration before picking a builder or starting a renovation. Below we are going to break down the main areas of a house and the recommendations for each area.

Garage Area


  • Power Points and outlets
  • Car Spaces
  • Storage and shelving areas
  • Beer fridge!
  • Work bench
  • Lighting

Outdoor Areas


  • Pool area and fencing
  • Location of pool pump (hidden)
  • Outdoor spa area (if applicable)
  • Running of electrical conduit for any power outlets
  • Outdoor sound system or additional stereo zone (pre wire) (if applicable)
  • Outdoor shower (if applicable)
  • Motion/Sensor lighting for security
  • Gate entry locking system
  • Tap water locations and pre run piping (around whole house)
  • Outdoor BBQ gas line (if applicable)


Kitchen Area


  • Power point outlets
  • Lighting including any cupboards
  • Cupboard storage and locations
  • Appliance locations (ovens, stoves, fridge, kettles etc)
  • Gas or electric stove (pre wire)
  • Cutlery draws and storage
  • Quick storage for small appliances

Bathroom Areas


  • Multiple power points his/hers
  • twin or single basin
  • Mirror locations
  • Shower and plumbing
  • Toilet and plumbing
  • Lighting
  • Exhaust fans
  • Cupboards and draw locations
  • Bath Tub (If applicable)
  • Tap fittings and fixtures

Master Bedroom/Bedrooms Area


  • Power point outlets (Including either side of bed for phone etc)
  • Lighting
  • Light Switches in convenient locations
  • TV mounting
  • Foxtel (Cable TV) out let locations
  • Closet space
  • Storage areas