Townhouses are becoming more popular in new build home sites. Many house hunters who want three-bedroom homes are drawn to townhouses now as they can often feel more spacious than a standard two-level house. The price tag for three bedrooms can be more affordable in a townhouse, and you can enjoy more flexible living across three floors. Townhouses are ideal for first-time buyers and those with growing families. They feel grander, and homeowners enjoy having the extra space to live in. Here are some of the major benefits of living in a townhouse.
AN EXTRA FLOOR EQUALS EXTRA SPACE
Standard townhouses usually have three floors. This extra living space means that every family member can have some privacy and avoid having to live on top of each other. For example, you can be cooking in the kitchen downstairs, while your children are playing in the playroom upstairs. You might even be able to create your own space out of a top floor bedroom.
FLEXIBLE FURNITURE LAYOUTS
With all that extra space, townhouses can be easy to layout your furniture how you want it to make it unique. For example, if you have a ground floor that has extra space under the stairs, this space can be used to store pushchairs or toys. A double-garage can be turned into a gym. With all this extra space, a new build from a townhouse builder can easily be adapted to meet your needs as your family grows.
A GREAT STEPPING STONE
Townhouses can be a good stepping stone to help you to get onto the property ladder, especially if you’re a first-time buyer. A lot of real estate agents work with first time buyers who are wanting to move from a rented apartment into a home they have bought themselves. A townhouse can be a great stepping stone between life in an apartment and purchasing a larger, detached house. The townhouse acts as a great middle ground.
Townhouses are taller than other properties, so depending on where your townhouse is, you might be able to enjoy some stunning views from the top floor of your new home. Picture yourself pulling back your bedroom curtains every morning to see a beautiful sunrise over your view, or putting your baby to bed in the light of a beautiful sunset in the evening. Pay attention to the views if you’re thinking about buying a townhouse.
SMASH THOSE 10,000 STEPS
One of the benefits of living in a townhouse is the three storeys in the house mean three flights of stairs. Rather than seeing this as a nuisance, keep in mind that all those stairs will help you to smash your recommended target of getting in 10,000 steps a day. You’ll be doing your own workout every day at home, just by going up and down the stairs. Townhouses are not ideal if you struggle with stairs, but living in one can be a good way of keeping you fit and active. This could be a real bonus if you work from home and spend most of your time inside the house.