We see it all too often, people disregard corner blocks when looking for land, for fear of challenges that corner block homes can bring when building them. For instance, a corner block home must look great from all sides and requires a special floor plan. However, there are also several notable benefits.
The upside is that a unique location like a corner block offers up the opportunity to get creative with the design. The following benefits are a few you should be aware of as you consider or are planning for your future corner block home.
Multiple Access Points
Conventional suburban homes are typically built with only one point of access, which isn’t as functional or desirable to many homeowners. Where two sides of the house are street facing, the number of possible entrances to the home increases which means more options for carports, driveways, and door placement. There are practical benefits of having multiple entrance points in your home. It’s great if you have a lot of cars to park, visitors who need to park, or are running a business out of your home. For instance, you can use one side as access for your family life, while the other side can be an entrance to your home office for your business.
More Windows & Light
Corner block Homes also let more light in. Options for windows are far more limited when you have a front-facing home on an ordinary block. Windows and light may also be limited if the homes are close together or there are nearby tall buildings that block the light. Therefore, you may not even have the opportunity for many windows in front or at the back of the property. As for a corner block, there are more opportunities to have effective natural light streaming in as you can have at least two unobstructed walls of windows. Furthermore, you can install large windows that look out into your backyard and garden. You can never have too much natural light in your home.
Better for Privacy
Another little known benefit of a corner block is that these homes are better for privacy. It may feel like you don’t have much privacy if your home is sandwiched between others that are close and tight on both sides. It may be too close for comfort when you can hear your neighbours or see each other. It may be noisy and can feel as though someone is listening in on what’s going on in your home. You might hear noises such as loud talking, the television, or musical instruments. Corner homes are not only better located away from any noise, but they usually are surrounded by fewer neighbours as the homes are only bordered by two other homes versus three.
Unique Floor Plan
When you have a corner block home you can specifically design it for the area and location. You may have more flexibility and be able to get more creative with what features you have in and around your home design. There’s the opportunity to have a unique floor plan that will be well suited for the specific space. More of your house will be on display; this will allow you to show more of its style to the public. Also, corner blocks are often larger and can accommodate a bigger house design. Ideally, you should work with a builder that knows and understands this benefit and can suggest a design that’s made to fit your home’s location. There are specific floor plans that exist for corner blocks that will need to be considered. Why not visit a display home village and look for corner block display homes. This will allow you to get a feel for how well a specifically designed house can sit on a corner block.
These are a few of the many benefits of a building on a corner. While there’s a lot to think about and consider, it may be the perfect option for you and your family. Your home can be one-of-a-kind, bright, and functional when you choose a home that’s on a corner block. These upsides make it an attractive option for anyone looking to build a home in an area that offers more character and privacy. Now that you know that it can be done, it’s time to get started sketching and designing your dream home. Meridian Homes can help you make the process easier and with years of experience designing and building corner block homes behind us. Contact us today to experience the Meridian Difference, we’d love to hear from you.