Advantages of Building Your Custom Home on a Corner Block

May 2, 2024
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If you’re planning to have a custom home built, you have several details to consider. From the size and layout of the house to the materials that go into it, you get to choose exactly which features your new home will have. Of course, one of the most important decisions to make is where to build.

Several options are available here from frontage and interior lots to cul-de-sacs and beyond. Though each one may offer certain benefits, they all have a few drawbacks as well.

Corner blocks can offer added advantages over the other types of properties, and you can further maximize those with help from custom house builders Western Sydney.

Why Choose a Corner Block for Your Custom Home?

One of the main reasons to choose a corner block for your new home is the extra versatility you’ll have. There’s a great deal of flexibility when it comes to design options, home sizes, orientation, and other factors. You may even have more options for landscaping and ramping up your outdoor living space.

Certain zoning restrictions may apply, but Western Sydney builders can help you overcome them while still remaining in compliance. Despite council regulations, you’ll still have plenty of leeway. That’s only one of the potential advantages.

Extra Access and Parking Space

Another benefit of a corner block is having extra access points and parking space. With most types of lots, you only get a single access point and a limited amount of parking along one street. When you build on a corner block, you may be able to put in multiple driveways.

You could have one driveway leading to the front of the house and a second leading to a side or rear entrance. If you have an additional structure on the property, like an accessory dwelling unit, you could install a driveway going to the main house and another to the secondary. Since your property is at the intersection of two streets, you could build a driveway coming in from each one.

On the other hand, you could choose a circular or pull-through driveway. That would give you more convenience, prevent you from having to back out into a busy street, and provide extra parking for guests. You and your guests will have twice the parking space along the curb as well.

More Natural Light

Plenty can be said for having ample natural light coming into your home. It can reduce your energy use and even boost your immunity and drive away depression.

Since you won’t have as many neighbouring homes blocking the sunlight on a corner block, you can take full advantage of it. You can have window walls installed for maximum sun exposure and have smart tint or shades built in to block light or provide extra privacy when needed.

Having more natural light can make a world of difference in your outdoor space too. Whether you want a small, simple flower garden with a bird feeder or an elaborate setup complete with a patio, pergola, and outdoor kitchen, extra natural light will completely elevate the space.

Professional home builders can help you use all that sunlight to your fullest benefit.

Added Privacy

Opinions vary on the amount of privacy a corner block can provide. From one perspective, you won’t have neighbours on multiple side of your home potentially watching your every move.

On the other side of that argument, you have more than one street facade, so that leaves your property more open to prying eyes and other problems.

If you feel you’d be more exposed on a corner block, you can install privacy walls, fencing, an expanded security system, or other measures to keep yourself sequestered without losing your view or blocking your sunlight.

Your Western Sydney builders can help with those aspects as well. They’ll give you numerous solutions to choose from.

Enhanced Curb Appeal

Finally, with a corner block and all the benefits it provides, your property is bound to have more curb appeal. From the house itself to the privacy measures you install and the landscaping features you add, they’ll all enhance the way your property looks from the outside.

That, in turn, could boost its resale value and potential if you ever decide to move.

Finding Your Perfect Property in a Corner Block

Although several types of lots are available to build your new home on, a corner block could be the perfect choice for your family. It may give you more privacy, and it’ll certainly give you more customization options.

You could take your home and the space surrounding it to entirely new levels and take full advantage of the added space, natural sunlight, and other features you’ll have.

When you work with our custom house builders in Western Sydney, we'll help you maximize all that potential for a property that’s fully tailored to your needs and lifestyle.

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