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How to build big on your narrow lot

Perth is the only major property market in Australia with an average vacant land size of under 400 sqm. What's more, the size of the average block of land is shrinking by the day - it fell by 33 metres over 2015 to sit at an average of 395 sqm in 2016.

If you've bought a small block of land to build on you're going to need a specialised narrow lot home design to make the most out of a small space. 


The average size of Australia's blocks of vacant land is shrinking. The average size of Australia's blocks of vacant land is shrinking.

Open plan living spaces

Creating the perception of space is often one of the most important aspects of design. That's why all of apg's double-storey home designs feature open plan living areas, with kitchen, living and dining all within one airy, light-filled room.

Our designs also make the most of outdoor living to further increase the perception of space. Generous glass doors open out onto an alfresco dining area, to increase the usable floor area in your home, and create a feeling of luxurious openness. 

Glass, glass and more glass

Perth is the only major property market in Australia with an average vacant land size of under 400 sqm.

A poorly designed property on a small or narrow lot can feel like a claustrophobic box. On the other hand, an intelligently designed and well built home will open to the outdoors with strategically places windows and glass doors.

The effect of this cannot be underestimated. In narrow lot designs an abundance of well placed glass makes each room feel far more spacious and open, with natural light flooding through windows and views out to gardens. 

Smart and efficient design

The street frontage of the average block of land in Perth is quickly shrinking. In fact, many are less than 10 metres wide which creates a unique challenge when building a home. Here at apg homes we're experts at making the most of a small, narrow space.

Our Indigo home design, for example, packs 3 bedrooms, two bathrooms and three separate living rooms into a property that's less than 10 metres wide.

If you want to live large on a small block of land, get in touch with the team at apg homes. We have over two decades of experience building high quality homes in Perth, and we're dedicated to getting the best possible result, regardless of the size or shape of your land.