Now that you have given up on finding your dream home that has already been built, it’s time to start considering what kind of home that you would like now that you have decided to build it yourself. There are many different options open to you and so you should consider what you need now and what you are liable to need in the future as well. Deciding on a particular build that suits your circumstances in current times may not be the property that you want to live in 25 to 30 years from now. Nobody knows what kind of hand life is going to deal us, so you need to consider the property that will suit your circumstances when you reach retirement age.
You may be undecided between a two-storey house and a one-storey house building (called สร้างบ้านชั้นเดียว in Thai), but you need understand that single-storey homes are becoming increasingly popular and it is a property that is suitable for both young couples just starting off and already established families. The following are just some of the advantages of constructing a one-storey house.
- Easy accessibility – There is a lot to be said for having all of the rooms in your home on a single floor because it allows much easier access from anywhere around the property. It’s likely that you will decide on an open floor plan within the property and so as a parent, this gives you more scope to be able to keep an eye on the kids and to see exactly what they are getting up to. Looking towards the future, a single storey home is perfect for your retirement years because then they will not be any stairs that need to be climbed.
- More opportunities – A one-storey building provides a more efficient use of the space that you have and it can create opportunities for you to install tall windows that will allow a lot more light into the property and it gives a more airy feel.
- Easier to maintain – One perfect example of easier maintenance is when it comes to cleaning all of the glass around your property once a month. If you own a two-storey house then you’re going to have to hire a window cleaner to clean the upstairs windows and this is going to cost you more money. Being able to easily walk around your house and clean the windows as you go is an excellent benefit.
Hopefully these three advantages will give you food for thought and help you choose the right kind of home for you and your family.