Slim is in: How to make the most of a narrow lot (and why its awesome)


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Land in Perth might be getting smaller, but our dreams and our ideas are only getting bigger!
Don’t be narrow-minded (sorry), We are narrow lot wizards here at Express Living; pros in getting the most home out of your block (if we do say so ourselves).

We’ve compiled a bunch of ways how and reasons why building on a narrow lot can be the best thing ever!

Narrow Lot Design: The Newport Brownstone by Express Living Homes

How:     Build up! Whether two storey or loft (like our Brownstones range), building up is the best way to maximise space on a narrow lot. And while we’re talking about height – get your ceilings high too!

Why:     Beach lovers rejoice! If your whole vibe is living near the beach, the lots tend to be smaller. So don’t forget your towel, it’s time to dive (sorry again) into the world of narrow blocks!

How:     Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who’s using their space best of all? The people with plenty of glass windows/doors and mirrors, that’s who! Create the illusion of a vast expanse with these simple additions to your home.

Why:     Big city life. As we continue developing our fabulous city, a greater number of central areas are getting the subdivision treatment. This usually means a narrow block, but with all these tips, you’re totally ready for that narrow block CBD life!

How:     Maximise space with minimalism. Think simple light colours and carefully spaced furniture. We love under-stair storage spaces, rare statement pieces, and multifunctional rooms (don’t  have a dedicated study? Create a nook under the stairs.)

Why:     Dat cash money! Narrow blocks (and the rad homes which accompany them) definitely won’t hit your wallet nearly as hard as a big old house.

Minimalist Vibes & A Statement Bed: The Bradshaw Brownstone by Express Living Homes

How:     Open up! An open plan home with good indoor-outdoor integration (lounge opening on to the alfresco or even a balcony) will create an illusion of precisely ALL the space.

Why:     Big homes and big yards are like, a bunch of effort. Keeping things trim, taut and terrific on a narrow lot means less time maintaining your property and more time, you know,                      living yo best life in it.

How:     LET THERE BE LIGHT! Position your home to be north-facing wherever possible to maximise sun year-round. Or… you know what you could do?

Take advantage of our new Skylights by Velux package for your new home design! The best part? Normally Skylights would cost you thousands of dollars, but for our fave, top of the line Express Living clients? FREE! They come as standard, so, are you ready to get lit? –  Read more here

Skylights by Velux as seen on ‘The Block’ and ‘Reno Rumble’.

We have plenty of homes designs of all shapes and sizes, so if you have a block already, or location in mind, we’d love to help you out – get in touch with us today!

Published: August 8, 2019
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