Traditionally, Perth block sizes are spacious, and we have been able to build large homes with big backyards.
However, this is no longer necessarily the case. Perth blocks are becoming smaller, with some lots having a 10-metre-wide frontage (or even less!).
That being the case, custom home builders should not be put off by a narrow block. Not only are narrow lots typically more affordable, but they also offer plenty of diversity and unique customisation options for those who are in the know – like the experts at Dasco by Design.
Here are some things we consider when working with a narrow lot:
- Narrow does not have to equal cramped – smart design can deliver a spacious home
- The two-storey home option
- Environmentally conscious custom homes
A spacious home on a narrow lot – is it even possible?!
The answer is yes! A narrow lot does not mean that your custom home has to seem cramped and dark. By including features such as raised ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, skylights, and making open-plan living choices, your home can be made to feel much bigger than it actually is. It’s all about letting in the light and creating a good “flow” between spaces.
Some of the features we love to incorporate into our custom, narrow lot homes include rear parking if the estate planning is set up, so you have plenty of room for a stunning home elevation without most of it being consumed by a garage door. Or, if your crossover does mean a front garage, that leaves the rear of the house free to utilise the full block width to create open-plan living spaces that open out via large doors into an outdoor entertaining space.
The custom home building experts at Dasco by Design know precisely how to incorporate these features into your next stunning home, no matter how little space we are dealing with. Contact us today, tell us about your narrow lot, and we can talk through your design options.
Is a two-storey home the right space solution for your narrow lot?
If your custom home requires extra bedrooms, a home office or additional living spaces on a narrow lot, don’t despair! Have you considered building a two-storey home?
By using space in innovative ways, the experts at Dasco by Design can turn your narrow-lot nightmare into your dream home by creating a two-storey masterpiece – and you’ll still have room for that backyard or swimming pool.
Contact Dasco today to talk about the two-storey option for your narrow block of land.
Environmentally-conscious custom homes with Dasco by Design
Homes built on narrow lots are naturally eco-friendlier than houses on larger lots with high-maintenance lawns and gardens. This is because a narrow lot forces you to get creative with space and utilise the land available to you, meaning that you’re more likely to have porches and alfresco areas – real ‘living spaces’ for you and your family.
This doesn’t mean, of course, that you can’t have a garden! Even the smallest courtyard spaces can easily incorporate greenery (wall gardens are always a popular feature).
Contact Dasco by Design today to discuss the myriad of custom options available to you when building on a narrow lot. No matter where your lot is, or what you hope to achieve, Dasco can provide innovative solutions and insight gained from over 20 years of experience in the Perth building industry. When you choose Dasco by Design, you are choosing to build a one-off, architecturally inspired home that you and your family will be able to enjoy for years to come.