You have picked the neighbourhood and the block of land; now it comes to the decision – do I build out or up?
Should you build a one-storey or two-storey home?
How do you choose one over the other? Aside from a personal opinion or whether you like stairs or not, there are advantages and disadvantages to both.
How much backyard do you need?
One-storey homes are often preferred because they are more traditional and less expensive. However, that can give you less yard space. Consider your family; if you have small children and pets, they’re more likely to appreciate the opportunity to have a lot of space to run around and play outside. This can also change depending on the size of your block. You can save money by not buying a larger block of land but instead building upwards. This can also mean giving extra space in your home and your yard.
Privacy and Security
Another consideration when deciding on a one or two-storey home is privacy. One-storey home designs, especially modern ones, are built and designed to be open. Many of the rooms and living spaces will join together to make the space seem larger. However, a two-storey home gives you multiple living options and allows you to separate the living and sleeping rooms, but you may have to compromise on openness.
Value for Money
Consider the value for money. The easiest way to calculate the value you’re getting from your home is to subtract the costs from the benefits. Do your calculations on the costs of smaller or larger plots of land, one-storey or two-storey home builds. Make sure you are meeting your needs and requirements, then go for the option that is the smarter buy or build. Make sure to also take into account the predicted resale value of each choice.
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Choosing the layout of your home is a highly personal decision that you must take into account your personal requirements and considerations. Whatever your final decision, remember the opportunity to design and build your own home is a special one and you’ll want to make the right choice and enjoy the process.