Housing Design Tips for Building on a Narrow Block

With narrow blocks becoming a more and more common sight in city living, it is important to understand how to build properly, how to utilise space, and how certain designs can bring more space to your home. Our experience at Tangara Constructions in custom home design and building have given us a clear insight into some major tips when it comes to building on a narrow block.

Build to the Block

Understand the size of the block and what could be needed outside of the house but still within the boarder. More modern trends in narrow block building are the choice to build a second story to fit in more rooms to both increase re-sale value and ensure comfort for those who are living inside.

Room Design

One of the most important aspects of designing a home, especially for narrow blocks, is to consider what rooms are required. There are the obvious; kitchen, living, bathroom and bedrooms, but some homes are opting to include media rooms or studies. Despite the uniqueness of these rooms, it could cost valuable metres in the house causing it to feel cramped or compressed. Our tip is to instead include multi-purpose rooms that can be used as a study or can be turned into media rooms for movie marathons.

Harnessing Light and Space

Refrain from using too many internal walls, by doing so, more natural light can enter the house and help to reduce wasted space and each energy bills. By adding skylights or floor to ceiling windows, it could drastically increase the sense of space inside your home. Be creative with space, stairs can be turned into great storage containers underneath when designed correctly.

Building a new home can be daunting, but we are here to help with our extensive experience and quality workmanship. Call us today to find out more about our design tips to maximise space and minimise stress when building.

Our team at Tangara Constructions specialises in building new custom homes, as well as designing and constructing houses on sloping and narrow blocks! For more information, contact our team today.

Give us a call on 07 5540 7733 or send us a message using the contact form below.


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