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How many Living Spaces and Bedrooms should you plan for?

Thinking about building a new home or perhaps renovating your existing home? Wondering how many living spaces or bedrooms you’ll need? Our team at Urban Scene Construction is here to discuss bedrooms, living spaces and renovation design ideas.

Even though preferences for living spaces and bedrooms vary depending on an individual’s or family’s lifestyle needs, the average Australian home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. So, based on common living requirements for the average Australian, we will offer some guidance which will hopefully be of some assistance to you when you begin planning your new home renovation.

So, read on to find out everything you need to know regarding living space and bedroom requirements for Australian homes:

  • Growing Family

If you’re someone with children, the most important thing for you is to consider flexibility. The reason for this is that children grow, and their lifestyle adjusts over the years. For example, it may be fine for two young children to share a room, but once they become teenagers, they will need their privacy. 

The same can be said for living spaces, once children grow and begin to mature, they need living spaces away from their parents. This is particularly true because as children grow into teenagers, parents often need their own spaces to relax and get their own privacy too. 

  • Older Couples

Once children grow up and leave home, realistically, you don’t really require a whole lot of space. However, this is entirely dependent on you, your partner (if you have one) and what you prefer in a home. And of course, it also depends on how often you entertain.

If it is only you and your partner, you should plan your new home build considering visitors, how often your children (and potentially their families) will visit, and of course whether you prefer to have a room to yourself. For context, the average Australian mature couple prefers living in a two-bedroom home with a small, low-maintenance garden.

As for living spaces, it is crucial to consider how often you plan to entertain and of course how much space you want to have to maintain. Including 3 or 4 living spaces will look beautiful on paper, but as you grow older, maintaining all of those spaces might not be so enchanting. 

  • Young People

Young people typically consider building or renovating a home as a great way of getting on the housing ladder and statistically speaking, they tend to build the smallest homes in comparison to older couples and growing families. 

In general, young people don’t often plan to stay in that home forever and usually build one to two-bedroom houses, typically with less square footage than what is considered standard in the housing market. What’s important for young people is having plenty of storage and of course a great entertaining space.

In other words, a small functional kitchen with a large kitchen island or bar would be ideal for the younger generations. Also, there’s usually no need for a separate huge dining room. A small dining table is more than enough for a young individual or couple. Finally, one small bathroom will also work for them since they are usually alone in the house.

We hope you have found this article helpful. Renovating or building a new home can be stressful, For any further information, don’t hesitate - contact Urban Scene Construction today!

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