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Elegant Two Storey House Designs

A two storey home is one of the most popular options. And the reasons for this are obvious. Most people who buy or build a new home do so because they are looking to start a family. And this requires space so the family can live together in peace.

Space is the number one consideration. And using space effectively is a major part of both interior design and construction. This is why we have created a number of home designs that have already made the best use of space and thermal efficiency so that two storey house designs in Canberra are as good as they can be.

You can also customise your two storey house design so that it perfectly fits your taste. You might have a preference for an extra bedroom, garage, open plan living space, or games room. We can accommodate you to match specific requirements.

For sophisticated and elegant two story house designs in Canberra, contact us now at 02 6171 6104.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of two storey house designs?

Two storey house designs allow you more space. The second storey is nearly always used for bedrooms, which is ideal for having guests over and for large families. While two storey homes are more expensive to construct, you might save money in the sense of not having to purchase extra land to build horizontally. In other words, it is a tradeoff between expanding vertically or horizontally. And if you don’t have land, it can be a tradeoff that makes sense. The extra storey will also mean more creative freedom to design the bottom storey exactly the way you like it.

What are the disadvantages of two storey house designs?

Two storey homes designs take longer to build as they are more complex to construct. Compared to a single storey house of the same size, they are about 30% more expensive to construct (though the cost of land is not factored into this equation). Two storey house designs can be more difficult to get planning permission for, and neighbours might object. They are more complicated to design and the fact is that many people purchase a two storey home without truly considering if it is necessary, which it may not be. The end result is a downgrade.

How long will it take to construct a two storey home?

There are two periods to take into account – the construction phase and the pre construction phase. The pre construction phase involves getting the relevant permissions and blueprints. If you are serious about your new home, this should be taken care of within 3 to 4 months. The actual construction of a two storey home should take around 8 – 12 months, but it all depends. If you want to make structural changes halfway through the project, you will incur financial expense and delay the duration.

Can I get a single story home and upgrade it to a two storey later?

Yes, but this is not the best idea if you are certain of upgrading. If you think you will need an additional storey, then it is a much better idea to start off with a two storey. It will be more costly to extend it later, as you will have to remove the roof and put it back in. There are also other considerations, such as council approval.

Does Canberra Home Builders provide two storey house design templates?

Absolutely. We have worked on a number of two storey homes in Canberra and you can take a look on our past projects page. You can also download some of our designs and floor plans on our designs page. We can tailor any of these plans to suit your preferences.

How can I find out more about this process?

If you want to find out more information about the two storey house design process, then download our free Ebook. This will give you more information about how the process operates in practice so you can make the right choice.

What home does Canberra Home Builders recommend to new buyers?

Choose a single storey home when:
We recommended getting educated and doing your research. Different people will have different requirements and preferences, but everybody should get actively involved in terms of home building knowledge. We have found that many clients are simply not aware of the options available to them, and can make poor decisions due to this. Browse through brochures and try to get clear about what it is you are looking for. The clearer you are, the easier it will be to bring your dreams to life.
For tasteful and spacious two storey house designs in Canberra, contact Richard Bradford today for a free quote – 02 6171 6104.

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