Residential Drafting Services in Sydney tells you the pros and cons of single and double storey homes Part
One of the crucial design decisions many home buyers and owners will face is whether to build a single or double-storey house. It may seem like a simple decision now as it is literally drive by a few factors; finance and space needs, but those thinking into the future need to plan for their family’s needs in years to come.
Let's talk about single storey dwelling.
There are two major benefits when a dwelling is contained within in one level – cost and practicality. Building up can be expensive considering the cost of extra structural work, new roof and windows, thinking where to fit the stairway and balconies , so there’s more money to be pocketed by homeowners who stick with a single-storey.
Additionally, stairs can be dangerous for small children and may eventually become a burden for older residents, while single-storey homes offers a seamless one level view and access for anyone. Single Storey dwellings are better positioned to take advantage of natural light and climate controls. They also encourage families to spend more time together, rather than in separate upstairs and downstairs zones.
However, it is undoubt that single-storey homes will never has as much space as double-storeys have to offer, which is most likely to impact growing families.
Building a single-storey may also mean sacrificing some of your garden but at the same time, limits the footprint of the dwelling that you can max out due to setback regulations. Go Design Solutions, in Penshurst is a team of residential drafting experts that assist our clients from design, to documentation and finally getting approval. We provide endless examples of residential drafting design services in Penshurst and Sutherland Shire regions, home extensions projects and simply drafting services in Sydney.
In our next blog, the drafting services team in Penshurst and Sutherland Shire will speak about the pros and cons of double storey dwellings.