The Only Way Is Up: How A Custom Home Can Help You Make The Most Out Of A Smaller Block
26 Oct 2018
In our last blog post we covered the fact that Perth block sizes are getting smaller and that the city is moving to a more high density future. Rather than bemoan the death of the front and back yard, we think that this can be a really good thing for people wanting to spend less on land while still living in a great location.
Put it this way, which would you prefer spending the same amount of money on: a small block close to the city and within easy walking distance of great shops, bars, restaurants and cafes or a huge block in a new suburb miles away from anything?
Our experience as one of Perth’s leading custom home builders has taught us that a smaller block of land doesn’t have to mean a less comfortable or luxurious home. It’s all about using smart design choices to get the absolute most out of the space you have available.
Benefits Of A Smaller Block
Whether it’s downsizers or young professionals, having a custom home built on a smaller block has some fantastic advantages including:
- Huge savings on land in a desirable area.
- A huge reduction in upkeep and maintenance (mowing the lawn etc) that allows you to enjoy your home and your lifestyle.
- Compact, multi storey homes are more efficient to heat, cool and maintain, which saves energy and costs in the long run.
Advantages Of A Custom Home On A Small Block
We also covered the advantages of choosing a custom home in a previous blog, and the things we mentioned in it are - design flexibility, energy efficiency, personal style and a better investment - all still apply when building on a smaller block. In fact, a couple of these advantages are only increased when dealing with a smaller plot of land.
- Design Flexibility:
as we mentioned before, it’s really important to make smart design choices to get the absolute most out of a small block. Building a custom home allows you complete design flexibility to work with whatever space you have available.
As Perth’s leading custom home builder, we really get to know you, your lifestyle and your priorities and then design a home around this to make sure the every square centimetre is used as effectively as possible. We’re also able to build up as much as necessary (to two or even three stories) to ensure that a small footprint doesn’t have to mean a small, cramped and uncomfortable home.
You’d be amazed at what we can achieve with even the seemingly smallest amount of room to work with.
- A Better Investment:
real estate is all about supply and demand. With Perth moving towards a more high density future and a strong economic recovery predicted over the coming years, now is the ideal time to be building an amazing custom home on a small block in a desirable location.
This will ensure that your property investment has the best possible chance of appreciating in value over time. As the city’s population swells and economic conditions improve, exceptionally built homes that cater to the growing demand for high density living are going to stand out from the pack and attract much better prices.
With land prices and interest rates still low and a large amount of subdivided smaller blocks coming on to the market, there’s never been a better time to build a great quality custom home on a small plot of land.
With our years of experience and proven track record of delivering outstanding projects, our talented team can deliver you a custom home that will allow you to make the absolute most out of the space you have available. It also ensure that you can live a comfortable, luxurious lifestyle and get a great return on your investment. Call us today to find out more!
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