Duplex Design Ideas For Your Next Project

Brett Anderson

Hyspec Homes

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Duplex Design Ideas For Your Next Project

When it comes time to replace your roof, or build a new home entirely, you want to make sure you choose the right roofing material. Roofing materials come in all shapes, sizes, colours and price tags, so it’s important to do your research before making a final decision.

Here are five popular roofing materials and duplex design ideas to consider for your home.

Duplex Layout Design Options

When it comes to duplex designs, you may be tricked into thinking that your options are rather limited. This isn’t necessarily the case – for instance, a duplex design doesn’t always have to be a 50/50 split, and the building doesn’t need to be split down the middle. Two-storey duplexes are a good example of maximising space without interfering with the two properties.

You can even design duplexes around a particular family setup. For instance, you may wish to host family in a way that they still have their own private space, which is useful for young family members looking for a level of independence, or multi-generational households.

Looking for some duplex design ideas to inspire? Here are a few examples to get you thinking.

Craftsman Duplex Design

This home is no cookie-cutter duplex – you could even be forgiven for thinking that it is a regular house. This two-storey duplex design includes three bedrooms per unit, both floor plans are distinct and unique, rather than mirror images of one another.

As you can see, both units are quite unique, and both have ample living and dining spaces. While this house plan may not be the cheapest option, if you are looking to have a unique-looking dwelling, this craftsman-style home may be for you.

Contemporary Divided Duplex

This neat and contemporary duplex layout has an offset floor plan that again makes it look like a regular two-storey home. So, not only does it maximise space with its two floors, but it adds visual interest to a potentially plain semi-detached home.

Both units feature a combined kitchen and living with a convenient breakfast nook, with all bedrooms situated upstairs for maximum privacy when visitors are around.

As you can see, both units are quite unique, and both have ample living and dining spaces. While this house plan may not be the cheapest option, if you are looking to have a unique-looking dwelling, this craftsman-style home may be for you.

Duplex With A Pool

Adding a pool to a property can increase its value by up to 7%, although it can depend on where your duplex is located. A duplex house design that includes a pool could be very popular in a state such as Queensland, but less so in cold and potentially snowy Tasmania.

(We may be a little biassed being from the Shire ourselves, but we think a Sydney duplex with a pool is a fantastic idea).

Other Considerations

When attempting to narrow down your perfect duplex design, be sure to consider a few other factors.

Objective

What do you want from your duplex? Are you looking to maximise space, or do you want a low-maintenance lifestyle? Being clear on your goal will help you find the ideal design for your duplex layout.

 

Where You Live

Your location can have a determining factor in what sort of duplex house design you choose. Taking into consideration climate, privacy, natural light and much more can help you determine the right home for you.

 

Your Block of Land

Even small blocks of land are generally suitable for duplexes, but there are still tests you will need to do prior to building. These include soil tests, tree assessments, and mapping of existing utilities including pipes and potential underground wiring.

 

Planning Restrictions

You’ll need to talk to your local council to ensure you aren’t infringing upon building restrictions in your area. This is why you’ll need an expert builder, to ensure your renovation or duplex can go ahead smoothly.

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Brett Anderson

Brett Anderson

I'm the founder of Hyspec Homes, a Sydney-based custom home builder dedicated to quality craftsmanship and personalized service. As a local in the Sutherland Shire and a dad of two, I understand what families need in a home – it's more than just bricks and mortar. With over 15 years of experience, I bring a passion for collaboration and a keen eye for detail to every project. I'll work alongside you to turn your dream home into a reality that perfectly suits your family's lifestyle. Explore our work and let's start planning your dream build today!