I keep reading articles about issues with the affordability of Australian houses. . . . . but then find lot’s of you want a ‘Media Room’ in your new houses!
So how much is a basic Home Theatre going to add to the cost of your new house?
Room size if you are [read more…]
Inspired by a post on www.mrmoneymustache.com
Why do you, or your spouse, want a big house? What are you trying to buy? . . . . . . Well most people think they are buying happiness.
Does you family really need that much room? How may huge parties and family gathering are you going to [read more…]
With the narrow blocks that are becoming more common you see a lot of new houses built right to the side boundary on both sides.
In some cases that can’t be avoided, but I think there is a real advantage in leaving enough room for a path on at least one side of the [read more…]
I have mentioned several times about not getting a bigger house than you need . . . . . . . . But this could be going a bit too far!
And how do you reach the controls?
I certainly wouldn’t want to be sitting on the toilet when the spin cycle started!
Thanks [read more…]
One way in which NSW councils prevent Over development is by prescribing a ‘Floor Space Ration’ (FSR). The same principle applies in WA but is called ‘Plot Ratio’.
The FSR of buildings on a site is the ratio of ‘Gross Floor Area’ to Total Site Area.
Gross Floor Area is defined as – The sum [read more…]
New Australian homes are now the worlds biggest.
Here is a diagrammatic representation of the size compared with three other countries.
and here are the average home sizes in square metres:
China (Urban [read more…]