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Choosing the Right Home Design for a Narrow Block


As land prices are on the rise, smaller sections have become a popular option for first home buyers.  With narrower sections ranging in and around 15 metres in width, it’s important to ensure that you make the most of every square metre of your land by choosing the right house design that not only fits on your section, but also fits your lifestyle.

When it comes to narrow lot design, space is a high priority, so don’t waste it!  Headstart Homes offers a range of new home designs specifically suited to smaller sections with floorplans skilfully designed to maximise space and maintain a sense of openness to avoid feeling hemmed in.

Contemporary designs specifically suited to smaller sections have come a long way, offering great liveability and style for modern families. Here’s some helpful design tips to consider when choosing the right house plan for a narrow section.

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  • Open-plan design is key to a successful home build on a narrow section, particularly in the main living areas. Minimising the number of internal walls and creating an open-plan layout throughout the kitchen, living and dining areas allows more light to enter the house.  The inclusion of a seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining area will also help make your home feel larger than it actually is, creating the perfect place for entertaining family and friends.
  • High ceilings – not only does the extra height create an instant wow factor, smaller rooms will appear larger whilst adding a bright airy feel to the home. We have other design ideas that help with the illusion of more space.
  • Natural light – It’s also important to include enough windows in your house design to maximise natural light, especially on the north-facing side. Choosing a neutral or off-white colour scheme will also reflect light adding a sense of comfort and spaciousness throughout your home.
  • Interior design: Remember, sometimes less is best! Choose streamline furnishings and avoid clutter to help create a seamless, expansive feel.  Wall-mounted cabinetry in bathrooms and frameless shower screens also creates the impression of spaciousness in these smaller rooms.

When it comes to choosing a builder in the Canterbury region, look no further than Headstart Homes by Hallmark.  We offer new home designs that are specifically suited to narrower lots, plus affordable house and land package options located throughout the Christchurch area, including the thriving community of Acland Park. Click here to view our Gallery and house plans, showcasing innovative design and style. 

Headstart Homes specialises in assisting first home buyers achieve their dream of owning their own home, so what better time than now to give us a call for a FREE Consultation

0508 442 556 and discuss how we can help give you a head start into the new home market – quite possibly sooner than you think!   

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