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Six Advantages of Single Storey Home Designs

Mar 14, 2019 | Project Homes, Inspiration

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.

Single Storey Display Home Bedroom Design

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.

Flowing Spaces Mincove Homes Single Storey

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.

Outdoor Living Single Storey Home Design

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.

Mincove Upgrades Inclusions Single Storey Display Home

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.

Open Plan Living Areas Single Storey Display House

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.

Here at Mincove Homes, our range of single storey home designs boast beautiful, carefully planned indoor into outdoor living areas that you and your family will enjoy for years to come.

Mincove Homes Indoor Outdoor Living Alfresco Open Plan

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.

Singley Storey Home Designs Nowra Display Homes

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DISPLAY HOMES IN NOWRA, WOLLONGONG, ILLAWARRA AND OTHER NEARBY SUBURBS

Finding the perfect home for your family can take time. Instead of settling, have you considered building a brand-new home that ticks all your boxes and is perfectly suited for your growing family?

At Mincove Homes, we work closely with top interior designers and builders to develop home designs that can suit the needs of families across particular suburbs in NSW.

Although we provide detailed floor plans and 3D renderings of our home designs, nothing can compare to a walkthrough of our quality display homes to get a sense of what your new Mincove Home can offer you and your family.

VISIT ONE OF OUR 5 DISPLAY HOMES

The best way to get a feel of what your newly built home could look like is by visiting one of our award-winning display homes in Nowra, Wollongong, Illawarra and other surrounding suburbs. Designed with you in mind, all Mincove homes are built to accommodate growing families with ample space for work and play.

We have 6 Display Homes & 1 Display Centre currently open across 4 different locations; Calderwood Valley, Housing World Shell Cove, Housing World Nowra & Goulburn.

All 5 of our display homes are equipped with 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms and other cutting-edge features including a theatre room, al fresco outdoor space, walk in pantry, ensuite master bedroom with walk-in robes, a two car garage and kids’ activity space. Whether you are searching for a two-storey home or an open plan kitchen, Mincove can help develop the home of your dreams!

SEE BEFORE YOU BUY

Ready to buy land and start building your new home? See our display homes in person. Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm, our display homes can be visited at any time. We encourage you to stop by and chat with our New Homes Consultants who are ready to answer all your enquiries.

They can help to provide you with the opportunity to get a sense of the layout, spaces, materials, build-quality and inclusions you can come to expect from Mincove Homes as your new property build partners. Come ready with questions, because we can’t wait to answer them.

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