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Building a Narrow Home Design

Narrow home designs have come a long way – and with it, the mentality behind it is also changing. While people may have previously felt a bit claustrophobic at the thought of buying and living on a small or narrow block of land, the truth is that it can be a great purchase for many reasons. You may be pleasantly surprised to discover that a narrow home design can be both practical and affordable.

There are many advantages to building a narrow home design, which we will discuss in greater detail here.

You can build up

With a narrow home design, you may not have the land to build across but you can definitely build up. There’s still a lot of square meterage to be had when you add an extra floor onto your home. When you build up, you can choose a home design with bedrooms upstairs for added privacy while having open and spacious living areas downstairs.

Opportunity to get creative with your layout

When it comes to narrow blocks of land, you can use your own imagination to create luxury within small spaces. Fitting three bedrooms as well as a master bedroom, two bathrooms, a study nook and a spacious family area all on a narrow piece of land might seem impossible – until you’ve seen it executed perfectly with our Erskine 225 home design.

Tarkine 238 floor plan

Less really is more

Now more than ever, the spotlight is on minimalism. Even Marie Kondo swears that living a lifestyle that follows “less is more” can lead to joy. This has never been more true than building a narrow home design. For one, you’ll have less room for clutter. Secondly, looking after your home will be a breeze with less surfaces to clean. With smaller and narrow blocks of land, you’ll also have less of a garden to maintain so you’ll get your Sundays back by spending less time mowing the lawn or sweeping leaves. The takeaway from all this is that you’ll be able to get some precious time back into your life to do the things you enjoy.

Overall affordability

The smaller the lot of land, the lower the cost: this is one of the main benefits of a narrow home design. When you purchase land that is small or narrow, you can build your dream home upon it without draining your bank account. The leftover money can be spent on other luxuries within the home such as furniture and home decor.

Erskine 225 Living and Dining areas

Improved energy efficiency

A smaller or narrow home means that you’ll require less energy to heat or cool down the rooms in your home. You’ll be saving money, reducing waste, as well as doing your part for the environment. You may even opt to add solar panels on the roof of your home so you can collect solar heat. Should the time come to sell your property, this addition may assist in increasing the value of your home.

Narrow home designs with a difference

If a narrow home design suits your needs and lifestyle, you’ll be pleased to know that Hotondo Homes offers a collection of narrow home designs, with our most popular being Erskine 225 and the Jaxton 261. For more information about the specs on each of these homes or for personalised advice on our other narrow home designs, please contact our friendly customer service team on 1800 677 156. We’re committed to helping you find a home that best suits your family’s lifestyle.

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