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Building a Double Storey Home: Top Interior Design Tips


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.

The Ascari by Express Living Homes

A two storey home allows for a smaller footprint to fit a swimming pool and extra garden space. Pictured: The Ascari Display Home by Express Living Homes.

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.

The Ascari by Express Living Homes

Get more flow between the indoor/outdoor living space with an open plan kitchen, dining and living room combination. Pictured: The Ascari by Express Living Homes.

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.

The Ascari by Express Living Homes

Use your upper floor to design the perfect master retreat. Pictures: The Ascari by Express Living Homes.

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.

The Ascari by Express Living Homes

Take advantage of your corner area to create a small office space. Pictured: The Ascari by Express Living Homes.

For more tips on double story home designs, check out our “How to choose your perfect two storey home design”.

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