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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.

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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.

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