Customised 2-Storey Home Design that will Maximise a Narrow Lot Space
Narrow lot spaces pose a certain challenge to those who wish to build a house on these spaces. Spaces such as these will not allow homeowners to spread out their floor plan horizontally in the same fashion as they can with a wide lot space. The answer for these lots is to build up instead of out with a customised 2-storey home design. By doing this, you will maximise the narrow lot to the best of your ability. With the right plan, you will not need to give up any important features that you wish for your house.
Suggestions for the Upper Floor
When the upper floor has less square footage in it than the ground floor does, one suggestion for it is a master bedroom and bathroom with a sitting area off the bedroom. This layout provides privacy for you and your spouse once the children are in bed for the night. On the other hand, if the upper level is close to the same square footage of the lower level, two or three bedrooms with at least one bathroom may be the layout of preference. A loft or attic area may be another additional room upstairs when it is spacious enough for one of these rooms.
Ideas for the Ground Floor
The ground floor should always include a kitchen along with such areas as a family room, a dining room, a breakfast area, a laundry room, a half bathroom, a living room, a foyer, a garage or additional bedrooms. Of course, you may not be able to include all these rooms depending on your space, but include the ones that are necessary for comfortable living along with those upstairs.
Maximise Indoor Space
Concentrate on usable indoor space and keep outdoor additional features to a minimum. While it is fine to install a patio or porch on this house, neither should detract from the living space inside the house. Elements such as these must be in proportion to the narrow lot on which the house will sit.
Keep Yard Areas Modest
You should also plan on modest yards in both the front and back of the house. If you centre the house on the lot from front to back, the yards will be equal in size. Instead of this idea, though, you may select to create a larger front yard for curb appeal.
Turn to Pinnacle Builders to learn which floor plans we will offer you for a narrow building lot that will allow you to maximise its space in the best possible manner. We will work with you to create the customised 2-storey home design of your dreams.