Double storey homes are becoming increasingly popular. A two storey house not only looks impressive from the street but also enables multiple living options on any size block.
Building up means saving money on buying a larger block, which can be directed into your home design. It also means leaving more outdoor space for gardens or that well-desired swimming pool. If the location allows, you can even have an improved view from the top floor to further enjoy the surrounding beauty.
Here we have gathered our top interior design tips to help you make the most out of your double storey home:
Optimise your layout
When it comes to building a two storey home, it is important to consider the layout that will best suit your needs. A double storey house allows you to have the living space completely separate from bedrooms. You can also have a smaller footprint to maximise your backyard space and alfresco area.
Open plan living is the way to go
The open plan kitchen, dining and living room combination enhances the visual space of your home and the flow between the indoor and outdoor space. The large windows allow more natural light inside, brightening up the room and adding a more contemporary vibe to the house exterior.
Create an upper floor Master retreat
A luxurious master suite, secluded from the entertaining areas and other bedrooms, offers a great, relaxing space away from the “noise zones”. Your master retreat can be designed to enjoy prime position in the house soaking up any potential views on a level of its own.
Take advantage of your staircase layout
Stairs can take up a considerable amount of space, so deciding on the location of your stairs needs to occur early in the design phase. The space under the stairs are often a neglected area, but they have plenty of potential for storage or a small office area.
For more tips on double story home designs, check out our “How to choose your perfect two storey home design”.