When you’re designing your new home, you’ll want to ensure the layout and floorplan suits your needs.
As well as considering the functionality of the property, you’ll also want to make sure the design is pleasing to the eye and delivers in impressive aesthetic – both inside and out.
Combining both functional versatility and attractive visage, split level home designs are a fantastic option.
By minimising the amount of construction work required, a split level home design can even reduce your budget and keep your project ahead of deadline.
A split level home design uses staggered floor levels to create more functional space. Instead of having two floors, as you would in a standard two-story home, your split level property may have three or even four levels.
However, this doesn’t mean that your home will necessarily have two or three full sets of stairs. Often, the difference between floor levels in split level properties is relatively minor. You may have two descending steps into your living area and a full set of stairs up to the second storey, for example.
Alternatively, you may design your home so that there are three or four sets of stairs leading to a separate dining area, TV room, or den. With complete control over how your property is constructed, split level designs give you maximum flexibility.
When constructing a property, a significant amount of work needs to go into preparing the site. If the block is sloping, for example, the plot will need to be excavated and filled before construction can commence. Similarly, a strong retaining wall will need to be put in place to prevent excess pressure being placed upon the structure.
When you use a split level home design for your property, however, the amount of excavation and filling required is reduced. This is because you’re working with the natural slope of the land, rather than trying to eradicate it. Furthermore, smaller retaining walls can be used as the structure won’t be under as much pressure from the surrounding land.
Another advantage of using split level home design on sloping land is the opportunity to create a more functional driveway. When you build a standard two-storey home, the land underneath the property is excavated and filled but the driveway typically retains a steep slope. By using split level home designs, however, you can incorporate a gentler slop into the driveway and make it more versatile and attractive.
If you want to incorporate interesting design features into your property, create impressive curb appeal and reduce the amount of construction work required, split level home designs could be exactly what you’re looking for.
To learn more about designing your new home, talk to our team today.
Contact Nuvo Homes now on 07 3170 3891 and start creating your dream property.