Small house, big life – the advantages of a small lot home
As land prices are getting higher and higher, building a small lot home makes more sense than ever. In fact, it is an affordable solution for first home buyers, whether they are couples, small families or young professionals. So, if you want a cosy, practical and comfortable ‘boutique’ home to live in, then this article is for you.
Why bigger is not always better
Do you think that small homes may not be a good investment for you? Think again. Nowadays, with block sizes getting smaller and smaller, the property market is trending towards narrower frontages. Therefore, lower costs, quality of living and proximity to big cities are just some of the many advantages narrow lot homes have to offer.
Do you want to know if a small lot home is the best solution for you? Talk to our experts at Adam Mason Homes and get valuable insights today!
What are the benefits of living in a small lot home?
‘Location, location, location’ – one of the most important factors in the decision-making process. At least, this is what the latest studies show about Australian homeowners preferences. Want to stay by the beach and have the water within walking distance? Or live in a quiet suburb very close to the city? Then you definitely have more chances to find a smaller lot. Plus, smaller usually means cheaper so you can save some extra money for your next vacation, once your home is finished.
2. Practical and highly functional design
Another great advantage of a small lot home is that you can really get the most of your living space. The design concept, seemingly challenging, is converted into an opportunity to achieve better space management. Whether you choose an open plan layout or optimise your storage room, modern boutique homes offer a spacious feel while still remaining cosy and comfortable.
3. Vertical vs. horizontal construction and development
Ever wondered if small homes can grow bigger? Of course, they can! In fact, you can maximise a narrow block’s potential simply by adding an extra storey. Building upwards, instead of across, creates architectural opportunities for more than just additional bedrooms and bathrooms. Today, there is a wide range of 2-storey home designs that can successfully fit your land. This way, you will have access to city living while not compromising on space and quality.
4. Easy care and low maintenance
Furthermore, building a home on a narrow lot means you can enjoy a lock-and-leave lifestyle. In a nutshell, smaller spaces require less upkeep, which means you don’t have to spend your weekends mowing the lawn or mulching the garden. So why not choose to have more time for yourself and less for cleaning and maintenance?
5. Environmental friendly
Finally, small homes (literally) have a smaller ecological footprint compared to traditional homes. This is because porches and alfresco areas are usually preferred in this case rather than large gardens. Therefore, there is less amount of water or electricity spent on gardening and outdoor maintenance. Combined with a good orientation and/or solar solutions, you will eventually achieve perfection in energy-efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Build your small lot home with Adam Mason Homes
At Adam Mason Homes, we understand the unique challenges of narrow lots. For this reason, we want to change the way you think of small home living. When building with us, you won’t have to choose between luxury and functionality as they combine in a very harmonious way. All our narrow lot homes are built to make the most of every square metre of your block, no matter the size or shape.
Until next time, choose to live big in a small home!
Your friend and home building expert,