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The 10 most popular features in a duplex design for 2018

New Duplex Designs

New beginning offers new chances and basically, a new year offers a clean slate. It is a chance for
all to tweak or even ditch the old and ride in the new. This goes for all things in life, including that
one single place you live, your home. As you strive to thrive in the spirit of change, we’ve
organized some duplex designs that you should consider this year.

Features of duplex investment plans
Whilst there are so many options and a wide variety of multi-family house plans to chose from,
for many, duplex is part of the Great Australian Dream, a common choice for housing more than
one family unit. Duplex designs will vary in size, the style depending on the duplex building
designer will also vary. In addition to that, the amenities offered will also be diametric. However,
that shouldn’t scare you, since you will find that they all do share some common characteristics
here are some of the common characteristics you will find with most duplex designs;

Different facade for each side
Being stuck on one design sucks. If you look at so many duplex designs that were built 5 year
down the line, you will realize that they all had one thing in common,they all looked the same. It
is a feature that most people are getting away from and thus people want to feel unique, in
response to that, duplexes nowadays are being built with a different design on both the side.

Study nook
It seem like life is getting busier by the day. The world of technology continues to up its game
and this seems to overtake our lives, in short, our lives have undoubtedly changed. Whether
school age, working or even a retiree, we all need somewhere to tune in and log on and
therefore, today’s designs of the duplexes are built with a study nook. Even though the
traditional designs that occupied the whole room are desirable to many, the duplexes nowadays
have been amped-up with study nooks to give them a more classic look.

Double garage
A double garage nowadays is becoming a common feature at new builds, there before, a double
garage was considered to be an accompaniment for the bigger apartment building but nowadays
especially with the duplex designs a double garage is a vital commodity for many families. In
duplexes the double garage has more space required to store many of today’s car design and
larger cars. They can fit 2 average sized cars and more to that, they have a copious amount of
storage available for other tools, garden furniture or even setting the gym.

Alfresco
More Australian are preferring to live outdoors showcasing a free flowing design that has an
open plan with the living and dining, leading onto a private undercover entertaining. This in the
long run offers a more classical look with an open view to the children’s playground.

Powder room off living
The powder rooms have proved that size do not matter to have the style. People love the idea of
keeping their bathroom private so that it doesn't offend the people right in the living room. The
two rooms [toilets and bathrooms] have been demolished to become one room and thus the
perfect size. Duplexes nowadays are designed in a manner to keep the powder rooms more
private which offers more comfort.

3 bedrooms
We all know a small house has so many advantages, so the saying goes. While this may be true ,
there are exceptions. If you are considering to move in a duplex building, you will notice that
there is a trend in which these house are being designed with 3 bedrooms. With this comes a
great deal since the owner has open options and with it comes a great investment for rental
return and an ideal house size for a young family. Furthermore a duplex with 3 bedrooms has a
great resale potential as it is the most salable configuration for a home. This is because it appeals
to the largest segment of the market.

Ensuite master bed
This is a starting signature in most of the duplexes in the market. And this follows a modern
interior trend of the ultimate accessibility, the concept of the ensuite master bed found has
found its safe haven in the duplexes. Even though privacy is a key concern, it is a feature that is
gaining more popularity as it is easily accessible. It sounds good getting out of bed and stepping

into the bathrooms when in rush to get to work. More to that, in an attempt to save on space,
duplex have utilized the advantages that the ensuite master bed bears.

Mixed materials
Whether building or purchasing a duplex it pays to know that you are utilizing the right materials
the home buyers and owners have to make informed decisions about the a materials going into
their home to avoid incurring extra costs of repairs. Builders have realized that buyers are
growing tired of the ugly one color brick veneer duplex. Having a smart finish is important such
as the use of the 1 /2 cladding types mixed in the brick veneer can give your duplex a very smart
finish and a cost effective appeal.

Energy efficiency
Earlier the concept of energy efficient duplex was taken lightly but nowadays it is a topic of
concern as it doesn't only save on the environment but also help to save on your wallet and
make your duplex cool. Energy efficiency doesn’t mean only heavy installation of solar panels,
there is more to that and it can be done suing some simple and small things as turning off the
lights and electric appliances when not in use. This could be done by simply insulating your house
properly or even use of the Terra-Cotta tiles for roofing. Today people are thinking smarter and
finding more ideal blocks or even designing the duplex for good thermal comfort.

Living spaces open to alfresco
It doesn't get better than this, you can make the most with a stunning alfresco and generally
having your living spaces open which further creates an endless flow from the inside to the
outside. These designs are comprising of the kitchen, the dining area and the living area, which
flows onto the alfresco or even the balcony area.

More about duplex designs
Duplex homes, are often thought to be utilitarian allowing the builders to squeeze more out of a
small parcel of land. Contrary to that, you will notice that most Australian duplex investment can
be more than just practical.
The designs are in for the real deal with some amped-up square footages, top notch finishes and
features and primed in Australia’s fastest growing cities.

Privacy matters a lot these days
duplex designs are one of the most sought out investment property by most Australians.
However, like so many other aspects in life, privacy is always a factor to consider and therefore,
the privacy and the foot print size are the two advantages of the side to side duplex designs.
Because, the design of the duplex homes separates the private living areas, as a top trend in the
making of the duplex is the maintaining privacy. This can be ideal for a family that feels the need
to have their aging parents around, yet still they want to enjoy a little privacy.

Get the charming Peace of mind
It may sound a little obvious but this is something that you may need to watch out for this year
as you make that huge decision, the major purchase. When opting to purchase or invest in
duplex investment property, you have to make sure that the house is soundproof. This is with
regards to the barrier wall, which can be either above, below or in between the two properties.
You do not want to be disturbed by noises from the other unit and this is the same for the other.
To enjoy the peace, you have to make sure that sound proof wall is a factor to consider.
Other perks on duplex designs
With the duplex designs, you can find that there is one adjoining owner and therefore, this
would mean that there is no way to share the property with hordes in an apartment block.
More to that, customization is always easy, you surely do want to move in a place that you can
easily customize to suit your needs, duplex designs is the best, if the changes you intend to make
will affect your neighbor, good news is that, there is only one neighbor to consult.
Lastly, the garden upkeep is so low as you will only own half the standard block.

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