Six Advantages of Single Storey Home Designs
About much more than just the look, the choice between a single and a double storey home warrants a range of practical considerations.
Considering the modern lifestyle, here are six advantages of single storey homes:
1. WIDER APPEAL
Because of their accessibility advantages, single storey homes are generally considered to hold broader market appeal.
From a safety perspective, people with small children prefer not to have steep staircases, or more ‘out of view’ room to roam.
At the other end of the scale, older people who may find stairs a problem often feel more comfortable having their home on one level, with every room easily reached.
2. STRONG INVESTMENTS
This broader market appeal is good to keep in mind in terms of resale value.
Because single storey homes appeal to a wide range of people, they boast high demand, making them a strong investment – particularly in suburban areas.
When looking to build a new home, it is important to think about elements that will hold value in years to come, and the things that will be most appealing to you and your family (as well as potential buyers) in the future.
3) EASIER TO MAINTAIN
Within a single storey house, general maintenance and chores (both internal and external) are much more convenient.
Internally, karting cleaning products and your vacuum cleaner up and down stairs can be a pain – a problem that you won’t have in a single storey house! But externally, all the difference is made too!
Outdoor chores such as cleaning the gutters are made manageable in a single storey home, as you are able to reach them with a ladder. Also, if you’ve built outwards instead of upwards, chances are you have a smaller yard, which will greatly reduce time spent on general upkeep such as mowing lawns and tending a garden.
4) LOWER OVERALL COSTS
On average, a single storey home design can be between $20,000 and $50,000 less than that of a comparable design that is double storey.
If luxury upgrades are important to you, you may prefer to opt for a single storey home design to ensure that you can comfortably afford these. For more information on our inclusions and packages, click here.
Single storey homes can also reduce overall maintenance costs, such as the ongoing costs of heating and cooling your home. In this regard, single storey homes can be significantly cheaper if you regularly use air conditioning.
5) BETTER USE OF SPACE
In double storey homes, the stairwells can take up valuable space which could be utilised in a myriad of different ways, and in some cases sweeping staircases actually result in the home having a smaller living area.
On the other hand, a well-designed single storey home floor plan can give the impression that the home is more open, with large entrances and wide walkways.
6) OPEN PLAN LIVING
A big part of the appeal of brand new, modern homes is the sense of open space that we all love and are accustomed to nowadays.
A well-designed single storey home will invite you into an open plan space, which combines indoor and outdoor living, perfect for modern Australian living.
OUR SINGLE STOREY HOME DESIGNS
Our single storey homes are designed for the busy, modern family who simply loves to entertain!
Designs like our stunning Callala offer a blend of beautiful design and functionality, complete with luxurious features such as an alfresco area, designated study area and a large, separate home theatre.
To us, single storey certainly doesn’t mean less luxuries! View our full range of impressive single storey home designs here.
Related Blog Posts
Building a New Home: Top 10 Expert Tips on Getting Started
Are you contemplating the idea of building a new home in the picturesque Illawarra, Shoalhaven, or Southern Highlands regions? Whether it is accommodating a growing family or crafting an investment property, the journey of building a new home can be both thrilling and challenging.
To guide you through this transformative experience and provide you with valuable insights from our years of expertise, we have put together this comprehensive guide:
Tips on getting your building project started
So, are you thinking of building a new home? Maybe your current dwelling no longer suits your growing family’s needs, or you are interested in building an investment home.
Building a new home can be an exciting but challenging process. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Reports and certificates explained!
When considering a new build, there are a few things to keep in mind. One of those is the reports and certificates needed in order to commence your project.