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Kit Homes in Victoria

Planning to escape the rat race by building your dream home on that rural block in Stawell? Maybe you have a beachside retreat at Apollo Bay in mind? Or perhaps you live in Melbourne and want to increase your property value by adding a or studio/office in the backyard? Wherever you live in Victoria and whatever your building dreams are, we can help you achieve them at Kitome.

We have a building design to suit every need and budget. So whether it’s a 5 bedroom family home or a cabin in the mountains, if you have land in Victoria, we have the dream home to put on it at Kitome.

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Victoria property market news

Because there are so many different lifestyle choices in Victoria, the price of land varies widely. In Melbourne, you can expect to pay upwards of $350,000 for an outer suburban block, while in regional Victoria, you can pick up a large rural block for under $100,000.

Supply and demand plays a big part in Victorian land prices, and the closer land is to an employment hub, the greater the demand and the higher the price tag.

Victorian population demographics vary widely, with a large multicultural population concentrated in and around Melbourne. Other large population centres include the Victorian satellite cities of Bendigo, Ballarat, Geelong and Warrnambool.

Victoria has a diverse range of habitats, from rugged high country to bush, beaches, cities and suburbs. So, the kind of block you’ll be looking to buy will depend on where you’re intending to live.

Fortunately, Kitome has a variety of home designs to suit every Victorian environment, from cosy country cottages to five bedroom family homes. Download our brochure to see our prices and designs, or get in touch with our team to find out more about designing your dream kit home in Victoria.

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The Kitome Difference

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CHOICE/CONVENIENCE

Choose from more than 50 different designs

Families come in all shapes and sizes and at Kitome, we have all sorts of designs to suit all sorts of people. With more than 50 different designs, from cozy getaways to generous family homes and sprawling rural mansions, you’ll find something to suit every taste and budget at Kitome.

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CUSTOMISABLE, PERSONALISED, TAILORED

Change our designs to suit your needs

Found a design you like, but need to make changes? No problem at Kitome! Add an extra room, reconfigure the kitchen, raise or lower the ceilings…whatever you need, we can make it happen, because the end result is up to YOU at Kitome!

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FREEDOM, CREATIVE, DREAM HOME

Use your own design

The key to our success at Kitome is providing total flexibility with our designs. Unlike some companies who want to lock you into a particular style, all we want is for you to be 100% happy with your new kit home. So if you can’t find what you want amongst our designs, bring us your own ideas 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 a cost-effective alternative to traditional home building. The process consists of prefabricated work being undertaken in a factory. Prefabricated work typically encompasses the erection of major components such as the framing. 

Once work is complete, the structure and associated materials are transported to the designated building site. From there, internal works begin. Some kits may have parts that need to be cut and trimmed on-site in order to meet proper sizing requirements. 

When building a kit home, it’s important to note that, while the exterior shell may be prefabricated, kit homes are highly customisable. Whether looking for specific interior design choices or exterior material options, kit homes offer flexibility.

What is included in a kit home?

Kit homes come with a range of inclusions. For example, some kit home inclusions may account for getting plans ready for submission to the local VIC Council and obtaining engineer’s certification. Frame diagrams or instructions may also be included.

When it comes to actually designing and building a kit home, there are a host of inclusions that account for both exterior and interior choices. This way, the whole process can be customised to your wants and needs. 

For example, kit home inclusions account for every aspect that is needed to achieve lockup. These inclusions range from frames and trusses to windows, roofing and guttering. Elements of cladding are also taken into consideration as well as smaller elements like door handles and locks. 

From there, inclusion focus shifts to internal linings and finishes. These decisions encompass the internal lining to wall and ceiling as well as insulation, skirtings, internal doors and of course, door handles. 

Of course, inclusions for the kitchen, bathroom and laundry also need to be considered. This involves ovens, dishwashers, sinks, tapware, tiles, cabinets, toilet suites, laundry tubs and storage cabinets. 

It’s worth noting that typically, transport and delivery charges to deliver the kit home are not regarded as inclusions. The same goes for council fees and work pertaining to electrical, plumbing, tiling and painting.

How long does it take to build a kit home?

Just like a traditional home, there is no set time frame for building a kit home. In some cases, the project may take weeks while in other cases, the duration could encompass months on end. 

A variety of factors contribute to lessening or increasing a project timeline. For example, those who choose to erect a kit home and have a contractor finish interior works are looking at a time frame of two to three months. Whereas an owner-builder may require 8 to 10 months

Project timelines will also depend on a range of external factors. Inclement weather could push out project timelines. Problems in gaining Council approval may also cause lengthy delays. 

Additionally, the larger and more complex the kit home design, the more time is needed in order to bring the plans to life. It’s worth mentioning that while costly, variations can also cause the project timeline to spread out over months.

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

When it comes to building a kit home, there are a range of different cost options. For example, those looking to build a three-bedroom home can expect the project to cost around $79,789. The cost of a four-bedroom kit home starts at $104,161 while a five-bedroom kit home comes in at around $148,665. All prices exclude building costs.

These prices will of course vary depending on the complexity of the build and the customised inclusions. However, even with the addition of building costs, kit homes are a cheaper and more viable alternative to other popular build and buy techniques. 

Just as when buying a traditional home, individuals may need to consider financing options. As kit homes are different entities to traditional homes, it’s important to consult with experienced specialists. Kitome can put you in contact with the right professionals. 

By understanding the differences between financing a kit home and more traditional homes, specialists are well placed to offer advice and highly tailored service. All of which will only benefit you in the long run. 

Are kit homes cheaper than building?

Kit homes are widely known to be a cheaper alternative to building. Kit homes can cost anywhere between $79,789 and $148,665., excluding building costs. Compare this to the average cost of building a new home in Australia – $385,173.

Such a disparity in cost is easy to understand when you consider just how costly it is to build a home, per square metre. Based on a low range, in Brisbane, the square metre cost is $1,800. Adelaide is slightly cheaper with a figure of $1,580 per square metre. Meanwhile, densely populated Melbourne and Sydney cost $1,720 and $1,780 respectively per square metre.

When it comes to building a home there are also other costs to consider such as site costs, pre-start costs, variations and finishing costs. The cost-effective nature of kit homes means that the overall build won’t be such a financial strain. Especially when compared with the cost of building a more traditional home.

Do kit homes hold their value?

While kit homes are considered a cheaper alternative to traditional homes, kit homes are a great asset. This is largely because kit homes are known to hold their value on the real estate market.

In fact, research suggests that kit homes do not depreciate. Rather, they have an 84% return on investment. In great news for kit homeowners, this type of home also has a higher chance of not only holding but increasing in value.

However, just like with a traditional home, kit homes need to be well looked after in order to receive high returns. Buyers gravitate towards homes that are in a great location. Yet, buyers also look for homes that have been kept in great condition.

Peeling paint on the walls, broken light fixtures and non-functioning sinks can be a real turn off. Therefore, it’s important to always care for your kit home. It’s also worth noting that you can keep your kit home from losing value by adding unique features and quality amenities.

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Kit Home Designs

PRESTIGE SERIES view all prestige range

If you’re looking for a larger more spacious design, then our Prestige series is for you. It features a selection of classic and contemporary rooflines and facades and the generous floor plans allow for all sorts of extras, from rumpus and entertainment rooms to walk-in pantries and wardrobes.

FREEDOM SERIES view all freedom range

If you’re a family who want lots of space with all the amenities, check out our Freedom series. It offers the latest in modern home design and best of all, they can be altered to suit any size block!

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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