How can I use social media to visualise my new build home?

With a little bit of social media know-how you can search for relevant topics, locations and accounts that will show you how people have made their Barratt home their own. You can also create a digital scrapbook of inspirational interior ideas or garden landscapes that get you excited about the possibilities that lie ahead.

Using Instagram to research and visualise your new build house

Think that Instagram is just for pictures of food, sunsets across stunning landscapes and celebrity birth announcements? Think again. There’s a wealth of new home imagery sitting in the palm of your hand ­– through your smartphone and the Instagram app. There are even dedicated new build accounts where buyers document the complete story of their property from its foundations through to furnishings.

In the Instagram search bar, try some of the following phrases to surface inspiration:

New build journey Barratt

New build home Barratt

If you know the name of the house type you want to explore, try searching for the exact tag – for example #BarrattBarwick. The search results will throw up photos of show homes and the ways in which our customers have added their own unique touches to their Barratt home.

Whether you already know which furniture you’d like or you’re bringing pieces with you from your current property, start picturing where you might arrange items, and consider how upgrades and design options – like flooring or tiling – might look in the space. Don’t forget, you can save and bookmark Instagram posts by clicking the bookmark icon on the right under each post.

If you start a new build journey account on Instagram of your own, be sure to tag @Barratthomes_ so we can share your journey as your interiors take shape.

Using Pinterest for visual new build inspiration

Prepare to lose valuable packing time by learning invaluable packing hacks, collating inspirational design ideas, and witnessing ingenious garden transformations (plus much, much more) as you enter the world of Pinterest and its bountiful boards of wonder.

Consider Pinterest a scrapbook on which to pin your thoughts. Because boards can be made public it has become a treasure chest of inspirational pins on how to furnish your home and, specifically, the Barratt house type you are looking to occupy.

Organise your pins anyway you like; perhaps you prefer to create boards around specific rooms, or you have a certain autumn inspired interior design aesthetic in mind. The sky is the limit; and that includes the ‘Model Railway Garden’ you’ve always dreamed of creating!