Duplex houses are one of the best houses that you can have. They come with many benefits which include:
Renting: if you don’t have a large family, you can rent the top or bottom house and be collecting rent. In short, you will be living and renting the same property.
High resell value: compared to traditional houses that tend to have granny flats added onto them, duplex houses have a higher re-sell value; therefore, if you are moving to a new area you will sell the house at a high price.
Great designs: if you are planning of constructing the house, there are many designs available for you. For example, you can have a design where the house looks like one large house on the outside, but in reality there are two.
If you are planning of renting one of the houses and you don’t want to be meeting the tenant every now and then, you should ask your architect to design the house in such a way that the top and bottom houses have different amenities such as parking spaces, main doors and laundry areas.
Designing the house
The most important part of any house is the design. For a great design you should have a professional architect with great experience in designing duplex houses. The design should ensure that all sections of your house are private. This means that there should be a wall that splits your home into sections.
At the same time the design should allow you to easily expand on the house if need be. To make this possible, you should ask the architect to plan the house in such a way that it’s located at the corners of your plot so as to leave enough room for future developments.
Things you should note when constructing the house
While duplex houses are popular, they aren’t allowed everywhere. Your architect should research and decide whether the design is allowed in your area or not. There are some areas that require you to construct specific designs of duplex houses. You should research and find out the designs allowed in the area.
Just like any other house you need to take good care of your house for it to retain its great looks. For example, you need to paint the house on a regular basis.