Upside Down Living – How to make the most of Perth views!
Is upside down living the new housing revolution?
Perth has seen a growing trend in recent years for upside down living home designs, also known as reverse living or upside down homes and this trend in real estate is showing no signs of slowing down.
Put simply, upside down living home design upends the traditional double storey home which has the living room, dining room and kitchen downstairs and the bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. An upside down living home design elevates the kitchen and main living areas to pride of place on the upper level and disperses bedrooms between the ground and upper floors.
Upside down living home designs are especially popular with Perth people who want to make the most of their views, whether these are spine-tingling outlooks of the coast, the cityscape, the riverside or bushland. It makes the perfect way to capture these views while you’re cooking, relaxing and entertaining, not just when you’re ready to go to sleep.
Advantages of upside down living home designs:
- Views: Most people do not spend much time looking out of bedrooms, especially when trying to sleep or getting changed. The best views are normally wasted on rooms where there is rarely an opportunity for them to be appreciated.
- Privacy: Many upside down living double storey home designs, have the parents master suite upstairs with the living room, allowing the children their own area downstairs. By implementing these elements into the designs, individual shared zones as well as separate spaces to retreat and relax are created.
- Light: Having open plan living areas upstairs allows an abundance of natural light into these open areas, resulting in greater energy efficiency by reducing the need for artificial lighting, and heating.
- Air Flow: Open plan living areas allow breeze to flow throughout the upper floor without being impeded by closed doors and windows. By having open living areas upstairs, further savings result in reduced power bills from the natural cooling of the home.
Despite having many advantages, there are a few things to consider:
- Increased building costs: there is an increased cost for this type of building due additional labour costs for cabinetry, plumbing, electrical etc., for accessing the upper floor.
- Possibility of losing views: Your prized views may be built out.
- Increase in climbing stairs: As most of the living will be spent upstairs, there will be an increase in climbing up & down stairs, including the carting of groceries.
If you’d like to find out more about upside down living home designs, or if you have a block that you would like to make the most of some stunning views , get in touch with Fernando on
0417 551 559 or email, he’s always happy to help customise the perfect design for you!
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