5 factors to consider when purchasing a two storey home in Perth

July 4, 2019

Buying a home of your own is a big step. And you shouldn’t have to go it alone. That’s why New Level is here for you every step of the way. As one of Perth’s leading two storey builders, we want to make sure your new home exceeds every last one of your expectations. And we strongly believe this starts with choosing a double storey design

1. Budget

A common misconception is that double the house means doubles the price. But that’s not necessarily the case. With Perth’s skyrocketing land prices, smaller blocks are driving the demand for double storey homes. So you’ll be saving in other areas like block size, which you can put toward ticking other boxes on your dream home checklist like location, layout and design.

New Level is Perth’s best value 2 storey home builder. Our team of dedicated home building professionals are experts at delivering affordable and quality two storey homes to the families of Perth. As a result, we have over 60 2 storey designs all priced under $300K.

Builders are also looking for alternative ways to build double storey homes to save you time and money – and New Level is leading the way. By thinking smarter and taking advantage of the very best new technologies, we can deliver your home at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods.

Using lightweight upper floor construction methodology, a building technique that uses a double brick floor and a lightweight upper floor using Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), your New Level home is built faster to reduced costs. 

2. Location

Location, location, location – it’s the word on everyone’s mouth! Where you would like to live will have a big impact on the style of house that you build. Outer suburbs and regional areas tend to have larger blocks more suited to single story properties. However, if you want to be closer to the city and everything it has to offer, the typically smaller blocks favour a two storey home.

We’ve noticed that more and more people are wanting to move closer to the city. But this is not always achievable in today’s competitive market. One of the most affordable ways to get into a home of your own in a location you’ve fallen in love with is building on a smaller block. And the best way to capitalise on the space of a narrow lot is with a two storey home.

By splitting the home across two levels, you can fit everything you require from a home into a functional layout without having to compromise on design, space, size and that all important locale. So if you want to be close to the CBD and all the amazing amenities that come with it like gyms, shops, restaurants and bars, choosing a smaller block and building a 2 storey home is the way to go.

And did we mention the outlook is always better from a second storey? When you build higher, it gives you greater opportunity to maximise on any views that the property may have. You’ve chosen your dream location, you may as well make the most of it!

3. Size

Now you are in your dream location, it’s time to get into your dream home. And there is no reason to let a narrower frontage stop you! You can still get everything you want and need from a home design on a smaller block with a double storey home builder by your side.

Capitalising on the narrow lot trend, builders are maximising the space by choosing floor plans that suit the size and shape of the block. So if you’ve purchased a smaller lot, you’re best option will be to build up. 

Building up means you can maintain a good sized living area and bedrooms and still gives you enough room for a big backyard. That way, you can have a spacious garden, swimming pool and alfresco area plus the all-important double garage and any other additional rooms you may require.

We have a range of designs to suit most of Perth’s blocks on 10m and 12m frontages. Whether your block is narrow, square, or even house behind a house we will have a design that fits. And if these designs aren’t quite what you’re looking for, let us know and we will have our design team work with you. 

4. Layout & design

With more floors to play with, two storey homes are a chance to get creative in terms of layout and design. While single storey floorplans are comparably limited, you can take advantage of the extra options that split levels give you. Here are some of the configurations to consider with a two storey home:

  1. Move your bedrooms and bathrooms downstairs and your living area upstairs to take advantage of increased light and views
  2. If you have teenagers and young adults still in the family home, separate zones across two floors so everyone has their own space
  3. Work the design so you effectively have two semi-contained floors, which is great for extended families
  4. Separate off an area downstairs that can serve as a home office undisturbed, while the others residents relax upstairs
  5. Stick to a traditional layout with an open plan living area downstairs and bedrooms and bathrooms upstairs, so you can entertain with ease while still maintaining your privacy

Our highly experienced builders have developed home designs that will suit a wide variety of lifestyles and family sizes, without compromising on style or finish. Once you have purchased your block of land, in your desired located, we’ll provide you with the two storey design to match.

Boasting three and four bedroom designs with two bathrooms that offer ample outdoor space, theatres and master suites, you can enjoy all the features you want and need for everyday life. We’re also at the forefront of the latest trends, materials, textures, tapware, lights and construction methods. Here’s some of the inclusion you can expect from a New Level home:

  • Feature elevation
  • Doors to robes to all bedrooms
  • Premium 900mm Italian Artusi kitchen appliances including rangehood
  • Essa Stone benchtops to kitchen as standard
  • Soft close drawers to kitchen as per plan
  • Quality Caroma bathroom fixtures, tapware and accessories
  • 28c high ceilings to alfresco and garage
  • Secure double garage parking
  • Double power points throughout home

5. Future thinking

First home buyers are staying in their homes longer than ever before. The previous trend of purchasing smaller inner city dwellings and then moving to a larger family home has not only become difficult to achieve, but also not as desirable. 

The push for city living has never been higher and Perth buyers are building two storey homes to allow for the opportunity of family growth right now. That means buying a home not just for the present, but for the future. So when looking at home designs, you need to make sure your chosen design will grow with you and your family’s needs.

Let New Level help

At New Level, we’re passionate about giving our clients a home they will love for years to come. With years of experience in the field, our team know that homeowners are looking for speed and affordability in their home design, but also a home that has flexibility in design.

The next step starts with you. Contact the New Level team on (08) 9202 9300 for an obligation free chat!