If you have a large block of land, then you may instead prefer to opt for a single storey home. Or, if your lot is narrow, but you still want a large backyard or a swimming pool, a double-storey home could be for you because the style will maximise your living space on the narrow block.
Another factor that will influence your decision is budget. There's an old adage that 'double-storey homes double the building cost', but D'Alesio says that's rarely the case.
"While the construction costs of double-storey
homes are usually around 15% higher, they can be built on smaller, more
affordable blocks," he says. "As land becomes scarcer, larger blocks
will continue to attract a premium price tag."