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Kit Homes in Queensland

With its unique landscapes, beautiful weather, friendly people and great outdoor lifestyle, it’s not surprising that more Australians are moving to Queensland than to any other state in Australia.

And if you’re lucky enough to be joining them, Kitome has your Queensland dream home covered.

Whether you’re relocating or retiring, whether you’re a couple or a family of five, we have a build for every kind of Queensland lifestyle, from suburban blocks to rural or seaside retreats. So see our showroom in Arundel and we’ll see you soon in the beautiful Sunshine State!

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Queensland market news

Land prices vary widely depending on what area of Queensland you’re looking to buy in, with a median price of around $210,000 in an area like Ipswich, compared with around $350,000 in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

This makes Ipswich an attractive opportunity for people in the property market. Whether it’s because you’re looking for a seachange to get away from the cities, or a holiday retreat, or an investment property, the Queensland market is a ripe one for investment in the regional areas at the moment.

With a warm climate, Queensland house styles tend to focus on keeping cool and taking advantage of breezes. The classic Queenslander is a case in point, and Kitome has a number of designs featuring the sweeping verandas and indoor/outdoor living aspects that are so much a part of the Queensland lifestyle.

Download our brochure to view our kit home prices and designs, or contact our Gold Coast team to learn more about designing your dream kit home in Queensland.

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Download our brochure to view our kit home prices and designs, or contact our Gold Coast team to learn more about designing your dream kit home in Queensland.

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The Kitome Difference

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CHOICE/CONVENIENCE

Choose from any of our 50+ designs

Browse our collection of over 50 designs and we’re confident you’ll find a home that ticks all your boxes. From sprawling mansions and generously proportioned family homes to cozy cabins of all sizes, if you’ve got the block, we’ve got the kit home to turn your dream home into a reality.

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CUSTOMISABLE, PERSONALISED, TAILORED

Change our designs to suit your requirements

If you come across one of our designs that you really like, but it doesn’t quite work for your specific circumstances, don’t worry, because our designs are just the beginning! Whether you need to add a room, chance the ceiling height or rearrange the kitchen, we can make it happen, because with our designs, YOU decide the end result!

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FREEDOM, CREATIVE, DREAM HOME

Use your own kit home design

At Kitome, we offer total design flexibility. What does that mean? It means we aren’t limited by our designs and if you can’t find one of ours that works for you, you’re welcome to use your own. Just bring it in and we’ll be happy to quote on supplying a kit to suit!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a kit home?

A kit home is essentially the same as any other home. The main difference centres around the fact that a kit home’s major components are designed and prefabricated in a factory. These components include things such as framing. Once this stage in the process is complete, the partially manufactured kit home and materials are delivered to the building site

Once the home and materials have arrived on site, the assembly can begin. From there, owners can watch their kit home come to life, from the ground up. During the assembly process, some of the kit’s parts, along with other products and materials may need to be cut or trimmed to size. 

Similar in almost every facet to a more traditional home, it’s important to note that kit homes are completely customisable. This means that whether you have concrete ideas for the interior or exterior design, you can bring them to life. There are design decisions to be made every step of the way when building a kit home.

What is included in a kit home?

A kit home comes complete with a host of inclusions. When building a kit home, customisation is key. By breaking down inclusions into different stages, Kitome makes it easy for owners to collaborate on every step of the design and build process. 

The first stage involves inclusions that will help the home achieve lockup status. This means things like frames and trusses, windows, roofs and guttering. Cladding is also a consideration, along with entrance doors, handles and locks. 

Stage two of inclusions involve internal linings and finishings. As such, there are choices around insulation, cornices and internal lining from the walls to the ceiling. Skirting and architraves, along with any internal doors and door handles are also considered. 

Stage three encompasses everything needed in order to properly fit out the hubs of the home, or in other words, the kitchen, bathroom and laundry. For the kitchen, this means ovens, rangehoods, dishwashers, sinks, tiles and cabinets.

For the laundry, stage three means looking at items like laundry tubs, tapware and wall tiles. While for the bathroom, inclusions range from vanities and tapware to bathroom furniture, the toilet suite and tiles.

How long does it take to build a kit home?

When it comes to building a kit home, owners have more control over the entire process. This way, things like duration can be more flexible. With this in mind, a kit home can be built in as little as 8 weeks. On the other end of the spectrum, the build could take 8 to 10 months.

These different time frames depend on a variety of different factors. For kit homes that take as little as 8 weeks, there are key features. Firstly, it can take between several hours and a few days to build the exterior shell and install the roof, windows and doors. By then employing a contractor to finish the exterior, the project can take as little as two months. 

For kit home projects that take 8 to 10 months, the exterior shell has been built quickly. However, the owner may decide to become an owner-builder, fitting project works in between their regular job. Additionally, factors like delays from the local QLD Council, bad weather and unreliable trades may combine to make the project timeline between 8 to 10 months. 

As such, when considering how long it takes to build a kit home, there are a variety of different factors that influence the overall time frame.

How much does it cost to build a kit home in QLD?

Building a kit home is extremely cost-effective. In fact, the process of building a kit home is much cheaper than other buy and build options. However, while kit homes are a cost-effective option, it’s important to remember that kit homes do not compromise on quality. 

With that being said, the cost of a three-bedroom kit home starts at around $79,789. For a four-bedroom home, the cost starts at $104,161 while the cost of a five-bedroom home begins at around $148,665. It’s important to state that these prices exclude building costs.

While kit homes are a viable and cost-effective alternative to buying land and building a traditional home, there are finance options available. Importantly, Kitome can put you in contact with a home loan specialist with kit home knowledge. 

By understanding the inherent differences between obtaining finance for a kit home and obtaining finance for a more traditional house purchase, these loan specialists can provide tailored advice.

Are kit homes cheaper than building?

Kit homes are cost-effective home building options as they are cheaper than the alternative, more traditional way of building a house. To put the cost into context, a kit home costs anywhere between $316 and $593 per square foot.

A home with basic finishes in Adelaide costs $1,580 per square metre. In Melbourne and Sydney, expect to pay $1,720 and $1,780 per square metre. In Brisbane, the square metre cost is slightly higher at $1,800.

With these figures in mind, it means that the average cost of building a new home in Australia is around $385,173. Compare this to a three-bedroom kit home with costs that begin at $79,789.

Do kit homes hold their value?

Kit homes are known to hold their value. In fact, kit homes rarely depreciate and often enjoy a high return on investment. Research indicates that kit homes have a high 84% return on investment rate.

As kit homes are, on average, 15% cheaper to build than the traditional home, the likelihood of achieving a return on investment, or increasing the value is high. However, not all kit homes hold their value.

Rather, kit homeowners must take care of their property. This care should be present in the planning, building and living phases. In planning, it means building a kit home in a location that has appeal. During building, it means including sought-after amenities.

Perhaps most importantly, while living in the home, it’s vital to keep the premises in good nick. This is because kit homes are only known to depreciate in value when they are in poor condition with things like peeling paint jobs, dirty carpets and broken windows.

Don’t wait any longer for your ideal home.

Contact the Kitome team in Queensland and find out just how easy a kit home can be!

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Kit Home Designs

PRESTIGE SERIES view all prestige range

This series is for lovers of space. It features our larger more spacious designs, with a choice of classic and contemporary rooflines and facades. And the generous designs allow for all sorts of goodies like  rumpus and entertainment rooms, home studies, home gyms, walk-in pantries and more.

FREEDOM SERIES view all freedom range

This series offers the best of both worlds. It features the latest in modern home designs AND the freedom to modify them to suit any block size, which is ideal for families who want space with all the amenities!

Rosewood Freedom Series
Harrington Freedom Series
Wyndham Freedom Series

GABLE SERIES view all gable range

From one bedroom all the way up to five, our Gable Series can be the perfect place for a getaway over a long weekend or starter home.

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