5 Factors to differentiate bungalow house designs and maisonette house designs
Many people wonder between a bungalow and a maisonette, which one is cheaper. This is a common questions which we would like to add our voice to in order to offer help.
For starters, what is the difference between a bungalow and a maisonette?
A bungalow is a residential house occupying one floor. A maisonette is a residential house that occupies two floors or levels.
A bungalow one would say spread horizontally while a maisonette spreads vertically.
The common assumption is that a maisonette is more expensive than a bungalow house. Is this true?
The answer is YES and No. It all depends on the materials used. Generally, suppose you use the same material for a 3 bedroom bungalow house plan and a 3 bedroom maisonette house plan, the maisonette will be relatively expensive because of the additional slab.
As someone looking to build a house, there are factors you need to consider when making a choice between a bungalow house design and or a maisonette house design.
1. Cost comparison
Maisonette will require additional slab for the upper floor. However, in the process of taking some rooms up, there are other cost savings. For example, a maisonette will require a smaller foundation area since
Just like foundation, a maisonette will require almost a half of the size of the roof required for a bungalow. This will translate to savings on roofing materials such as timber, nails, iron sheets and labour.
- Size of land
This should be the biggest decision making factor. It’s a common knowledge that the prices of land in towns are very high and plots tend to be smaller in size. Many places you would find the biggest size people acquire is an eighth of an acre (50×100) but in places like cities, even that an eighth is not available. So people go for a half of an eighth (50×50).
To get the most out of the small size of land, maisonette house plan becomes more attractive because of the relative small area required for foundation. A caution for those buying land is to ensure that you use a surveyor to actually establish the actual size of the land as the one indicated in the title and the location as well.
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3. Land use
When you have a small land, the best option is to go for a maisonette house design so that you can leave some space of other usages such as parking, garden or compound. A bungalow will occupy a bigger space and will minimize the portions which could have been left for other needs.
4. Individual Preference
Maisonette is considered to offer more privacy than a bungalow would offer. The upper floor is used for private spaces and makes is possible to attain some level of privacy.
From a developer point of view, it’s difficult to pick between the two. It’s all boils down to personal preferences, design and materials used. What we can tell for a fact is that we are available to help you make