Real estate is steadily becoming a rare resource in Australia. Moreover, with more and more people looking to construct their first home, the smaller and narrower the lots are becoming. Nonetheless, having a narrow lot does not mean that you will be doomed to building a tiny and dark home. While constructing on a narrow lot will present certain challenges, working with professional home builders will ensure that you still achieve the house of your dreams. This piece illustrates the ways that custom home builders can me the most of your narrow lot. 

Multi-storey design

Since expanding the width of your home is out of the question, it is crucial to maximising on vertical space. Hence, it is important to have skilled home builders on your side so that they can customise your home vertically without the risk of load-bearing issues on your foundation and the structure as a whole. A two storey home can be sufficient for a small family, but if you have a large household, you may want to deliberate on multiple storeys so that you can have enough space to accommodate all your family members.

Let there be light

Another critical consideration to have in mind when constructing on a narrow lot is the degree of illumination that the interiors will receive. Therefore, it will be in your best interests to have your home builders integrate wall to ceiling windows that will let in as much sunlight as possible. If one side of your home is against a neighbour's wall, then you may want to include skylight windows so that you can still receive sunlight despite the obstructions to some of your windows. Another aspect to keep in mind when it comes to illumination is the colour scheme of the interiors. Dark paints will make your rooms seem shadowy while light and pastel colours will reflect the light available.

Elevated ceilings

The third way that custom home builders can make your narrow lot appear less claustrophobic is the installation of high ceilings. Unlike regular ceilings, high ceilings draw the eye towards the ceiling height of the walls in your home. Since your line of sight is not disrupted by a low feeling, the room tends to create a feeling of spaciousness. This technician is especially perfect for smaller rooms in your home that you may be unable to expand due to lack of floor space. It is crucial for professional builders to engage the construction of high ceilings exclusively since they will need more structural support than regular ceilings. You then have the choice of embellishing the ceilings to enhance their appearance, for example with timber ceiling beams or a contrasting colour that will be eye-catching.