Residential Drafting Services in Sydney tells you The pros and cons of single and double storey homes Part 2
In the last post, the residential drafting design services team in Penshurst and Sutherland Shire spoke about the pros and cons of single storey dwellings. In this post, we'll compare the pros and cons of double storey dwellings.
There are many advantages of building a double-storey, namely space. Space for enough bedrooms, living areas, outdoor rooms, studies and storage, without eating up too much of the footprint and landscape/garden space. By going up, you are maximising your new home’s footprint vertically, rather than chewing off space from the front or back yards.
Double-storey houses also give you a more control with the layout of the home itself, usually with common areas (such as kitchen, garage, lounge rooms and dining spaces at the ground floor), whilst the private spaces above (bedrooms of course). It’s visibly easier to create privacy in a double-storey home than a single storey. Although the cost of constructing a double-storey house is more than a single, you have the advantage of being able to purchase a smaller (and cheaper) land to compensate the space.
Having said that, there are some cons with double storeys. More space means more cleaning and more maintennce cost, both internally and externally, for instance, those hard-to-reach areas such as top-storey gutters and windows.
There’s also extra room to heat and cool, which means higher power bills. Keep in mind also, double storeys also makes it harder to regulate the temperature of the home. It can become more expensive to make a double-storey home energy-efficient as you tend to lose natural airflow and lighting.
Before you proceed with either options. a new home knock down and rebuild, or a home extensions in Penhsurst, or simply looking at some residential drafting design and services, speak to us at Go Design Solutions, the Sydney's specialist in residential drafting design services.