Benefits of a Double Storey House
There are many great reasons to opt for a double, rather than single, storey home. As well as providing better compartmentalisation of living spaces, double storey houses also offer economies of scale as you get more house for less land. Here are some of the benefits of opting for a home with stairs, rather than without.
Double the House For Half the Land
By choosing to build a double storey house, you can essentially double the amount of living space in your home without having to double your land footprint. Another way to look at it is that one double storey house could – depending on the size – be the equivalent size of two single storey houses. More living space in the house means you have lots of options – a bigger floor plan to play with in terms of design, more bedrooms, larger livings areas, more bathrooms and more storage space. More rooms also means more lifestyle choices. Depending on the size of your family, more rooms means you can give children a bedroom each, have a spare guest room for sleepovers or reserve a room for a study or extra playroom/entertainment space. Or, if you’re thinking of starting a home business, now you have a potential home office space as well. Your double storey home may also save you money. It means you can still buy your forever dream house with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms without having to buy a huge block of land. Building a double storey house has the added benefit of a potentially larger back or front yard too as you aren’t using every square metre of your property for the house itself.
Separate Private and Public Spaces
Double storey houses also have the convenience of placing bedrooms upstairs away from the shared living spaces such as the kitchen, lounge and dining room. This provides added privacy – when friends come to visit you can rest assured that there is no reason for them to go near bedrooms or other intimate spaces. Instead, these are reserved just for you and your family.