When we’ve come to the decision to buy our own home, we begin by looking out for houses in the market that suits our choice and our ideal location, with a question that will define our budget ─ should I buy a single storey or a double storey house? It may seem like a simple decision, but if we’re thinking into the future, we would need to plan for our family’s needs in the years to come, what’s best for our family?
Space & Privacy
Space is an important factor in any home; the single storey would have everything on the same level, encouraging families to spend more time together in the same space, rather than in separate spaces; upstairs or downstairs. Families with younger children would prefer it as it is easier to keep an eye on the kids. If necessary, we still can add to the space and value in our home by adding a loft to creating an extra bedroom or a reading space in the near future.
However, a double storey house offers a bigger space which would give us more living space, a key advantage for growing families with kids. If we have a large family, a double storey house can create a sense of privacy between family members. It would help provide separation between busy and shared spaces, and more private, quiet spaces.
Lifestyle & stage of life
Lifestyle and stage of life is also an important factor when deciding to buy a single storey or double storey house, if you plan on making your home your forever home, choose a home that will grow with you and be a part of the stages of your life.
Retirees or people with physical disabilities often prefer single storey homes as they don’t have to worry about getting up and down stairs all the time.
Growing families or families with kids on the other hand, may be keen for a double storey home as it will offer a better separation of living areas and provides greater space.
Often single storey homes are cheaper as the building cost is lower and built-up area is smaller. Double storey homes are generally more expensive than single storey homes, but that’s not the only pricing consideration when we put into consideration how long the home will serve our needs.
Choose from our single storey and double storey homes
Choosing between a single storey or double storey home is based on our individual needs and circumstances. Here at Bandar Baru Sri Klebang, we know how important it is to offer a wide selection of homes. We offer a single storey link and double storey link homes and semi detached home for a range of budgets and living preferences.