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Extend your home or go double-storey?

Your circumstances and life change every year and eventually your home might not be quite right for you. At this stage you'll have countless questions to ask and answer: should we buy new? Or add to our existing property? Should we extend our home on the ground level or ago double-storey?

To make answering those questions a little easier, we look at a few reasons why you should choose a double-storey home design over a single-storey extension.


Is a double-storey or single-storey  home right for you?Is a double-storey or single-storey home right for you?

An improved outlook

If you add a second story to your property or buy a new double-storey home you may enjoy better views than you would have with just one storey. This is due to the simple fact that your second storey is elevated, and you'll be able to see over the fence and the neighbours' place - to the water, city or country view beyond. 

Not only will this make your home a more pleasant place to be - it could also  increase your property's value markedly. 

More space on less land

It's more important than ever to make smart and efficient use of the land you have.

The size of blocks of land around Australia and in Perth are shrinking rapidly, thanks to dwindling levels of supply and changing consumer preferences. In fact, from 2014 to the end of 2016 the average size of vacant blocks of land shrank by 11 per cent to average just 407 square metres, according to the Urban Development Institute of Australia.

This means it's more important than ever to make smart and efficient use of the land you have.

If you're extending your current home or building a new Perth home, this gives double-storey designs a distinct advantage as they're able to provide far more useable floor space, on less land. 

Your personal tastes and budget

The type of home that's best for you will always depend on your budget, and what you personally prefer. However, it's hard to deny all the perks involved in building a new double-storey home, or adding a second storey to your current property. 

If you've decided that a second level is the way forward for you, get in touch with the team at apg homes today. We've been one of Perth's leading home builders for over two decades now, and we'd love to help make your dream of double-storey living come true.