The great Australian dream of owning a large home with an impressive backyard is shrinking, with the average lot size in Perth steadily decreasing since 2008.
In June 2015 the average block size was 411 square meters.
As developers are increasingly releasing narrower and smaller blocks of land and Mum and Dads are subdividing their blocks, home designs to suit small, difficult and narrow lots and are becoming the norm.
Plausibly, the first thing that many home buyers think when considering a small block of land is “but it’s just so small”.
Choosing Central Avenue Homes
What clients get when choosing Central Avenue Homes to build their home, is ingenious and innovative design solutions to suit their lifestyle and budget that allow them to live in narrow lot homes without compromising their dream.
At Central Avenue Homes, each site is assessed individually to ensure home designs are site responsive to orientation, potential views and the surrounding environment. Our designer also focuses on individual design, functionality, cross ventilation and capturing natural light and making the most advantage of the features of your block after firstly checking for any local planning conditions and R code implications
Taking advantage of natural light
Just because your home is built on a narrow lot, the interior of your home does not have to feel small, dark and cramped.
Central Avenue Homes pays particular attention to this popular misconception by taking advantage of natural light so that living spaces feel open and connected with outdoor spaces.
For single storey homes, high or recessed ceilings give living areas a greater sense of spaciousness while skylights allow natural light to enter the home.
Our team approaches each design in a unique way to ensure your site’s features are considered. Your site’s slope, orientation and surroundings all impact the design of your new narrow lot home.
Cross ventilation not only makes your home more comfortable but it will also capture potential natural light that can filter into areas of your home that need it most.
As the housing density of our suburbs increase, it is important that we consider the bulk and scale of neighbouring properties and how they impact on our indoor and outdoor living areas.
It also forces us to become more creative with smaller building envelopes and we have the team that can creatively develop a concept to enhance your lot’s potential.
Change the way you think about your home design
Traditionally, home buyers wanted large five bedroom homes with formal dining and living areas that could be closed off from one another. Then open plan living increased in popularity and kitchens, meals areas and living and dining areas became one.
One major issue with large open plan living homes is the cost and practicality of heating and cooling these homes. Central Avenue Homes has changed the design concept by creating a design for YOU taking into account your family and lifestyle that will become the most functional and innovative space for your new home.