Double Storey Plans: Taking Luxury To a Whole New Level (Literally!)

Double Storey Plans: Taking Luxury To a Whole New Level (Literally!)

Picture yourself sitting on your balcony, sipping on a glass of Rosè and enjoying the views from your double storey home!

Double storey means double design.

A double storey house plan requires more time and research, as not only one space is being designed, but two! It may be overwhelming when thinking about it, but a couple of tips can help execute a double storey house plan with ease.

“A house is much more than a mere shelter, it should lift us emotionally and spiritually” - John Saladino

Love your lifestyle with a luxury double storey house

The first step is to understand your needs and everyday behaviours!

It is crucial to make sure there is optimal living space, flexibility and storage in your double storey house plan, to coincide with any lifestyle.

The plan of a double storey house is ought to change, depending on the number of children you may have, your likes, your dislikes, whether there are elderly people living in the home, or whatever.

As we know, no family is identical. The same applies to the design of a double storey home.

Some may love the outdoors, while others love staying indoors. All these lifestyle choices will have a major impact on the design of your double storey home, so make it luxe!

Customising the plan to suit your needs will create the space you have always dreamt of. If you are an enthusiastic entertainer, perhaps opt for an open plan kitchen and living area or even an outdoor barbeque deck/alfresco area.

Double up: building luxury… twice

Access, shape and size will no doubt influence the end result of your project

Having a narrow shaped block of land will require special thought when designing and considering the layout. Here are some simple features which can uplift the plan:

  • High ceilings: This will provide the illusion of a larger sense of space and volume to the design
  • Skylights: This will allow for natural light to enter the home, illuminating areas without  energy use
  • Open plan living: This will create a wider space and infuse a sense of ‘flow’ into your home
  • Central courtyards: This helps permit access to multiple living zones, placing a central focus on the grand design of your home

A smaller lot is in every perfect for a double storey house plan, so there is no need to stress - remember, the house is building up not out!

Reverse living? Double storey house plans can give you just that.

A luxury double storey home involves remarkable views right?

A great way of taking advantage of your potential views is to consider the option of reverse living. Only a double storey house plan can provide you with this benefit!

Now you may be thinking. What is reverse living?

It is as simple as reversing the main living areas upstairs with the bedroom spaces downstairs. This can have the added benefit of relaxing on the balcony and sipping on a coffee with views of the city or maybe even the waves crashing on the shoreline.

Are you an entertainer?

Depending on your block of land, it is important to consider your lifestyle needs when mapping out your plan.

Make the most of your land and outdoor living space. You can create the perfect outdoor entertainment space, even if your land is limited.

Your lifestyle will be the ultimate guide to your plan. If you have older children - larger bedrooms might be a requirement. Always have visitors coming over? Additional guest space might be the choice for you.

However, if you have young children running around and are always entertaining, a fun outdoor area is a must for your double storey house plan. You may have to cut back on a guest room or particular indoor space, but the result will be most beneficial for you.

Design and create an outdoor alfresco/bbq and garden area perfect for both the adults and kids, taking your double storey house plan to the next level. Literally.

Be energy-efficient

A double storey home can sometimes attract higher electricity bills. Having a larger home comes with the disadvantage of using more lights, heaters and appliances.

However, with smart planning of your house plan, you may be able to stop energy waste from happening.

Investing in certain features including double-glazed windows can help keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Designing your double storey plan to incorporate as much natural light as possible will help with the warmth of the house and well as will reduce the amount of artificial light used.

Another great way to reduce those high electricity bills is by installing solar panels for hot water and heating.

Understanding is key when creating a double storey house plan

When finally looking at the double storey house plan, it is important that you understand the language and terminology used by the builders. It is a horrible feeling not understanding what the builder is explaining or even worse, not comprehending the outline of the house plan.

It does not end there. Knowing the symbols used in a double storey house plan will help create an understanding of the locations of doors, sizes of bedrooms and other details the plan may include.

Need assistance when it comes to designing your luxury double storey home? We Build Australia can execute your double storey dream home design with a high level of quality and craftsmanship.

We are committed to providing quality service with your best interests at heart.

Remember, this is the place you will be spending most of your life, so it is not just important to you, it is important to us, too! For more information regarding your house plan, contact us on 1300 000 122.

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