When you think of a two storey home, you think of a big, beautiful balcony. Balconies can be traced back thousands of years to ancient Rome where they were incorporated into the design of palaces. In recent times, there’s been a reemergence in the popularity of this architectural masterpiece with balconies becoming very popular here in Perth.
With their rich history and stylish elegance, we’re starting to see balconies pique homebuyers’ interest. So forget Romeo and Juliet – here’s how a balcony can take your new home to dizzying heights. Read on to find out more about the wonderful benefits of a balcony and how the view from an InVogue two storey home cannot be beaten.
The benefits of a big, beautiful balcony
1. Adds value
The first advantage of a balcony is that it increases the value of your property. It’s possible that you might plan to sell your property in the future and a house with a balcony tends to have a higher resale value than a house without a balcony.
Balconies also increase the beauty of your property. They add sophistication and style to the exterior of the home and it’s this aesthetic value that makes them far more appealing to many homebuyers than properties without.
2. Enjoy the outside environment
What better way to get outside and take in a breath of fresh air than to step out onto your big, open balcony? Another advantage of a balcony is that you can use it anytime you want to enjoy the outside environment. Just open the door, sit down and relax.
Not only can you soak in the magnificent view from above, but balconies also benefit your health. The relaxing element that a balcony offers is unrivalled and will do wonders for your mental wellbeing. Then, the easy access to fresh air and additional oxygen can help fight off illness.
3. Maximized living space
Another advantage of a balcony is that it expands your home’s living space. A balcony is considered part of a room with the only variation being that it’s located on the outside of said room. They’re separated from room to room by a door and when the balcony is opened, the room is opened up enlarging the living space.
A balcony also offers a large aerial view on the outside, which when seen from the inside of the room makes it appear larger than it actually is. So whether you live on a large property or a home that’s cosier, the extra space will be more than welcome.
4. Offers more privacy
Given that a balcony is higher up, it gives you far more privacy and seclusion than a ground floor patio deck. This makes it a great spot for those who love to spend time in a peace and quiet marvelling the view from above.
So whether it’s waking up to a beautiful sunrise with your morning coffee, enjoying your mid-morning yoga in the sunlight, snuggling up on a lazy afternoon with a good book, or watching the sun go down with friends and family while dining alfresco, balconies are the perfect place to retreat.
5. Great versatility
A balcony brings an aspect of versatility to your home that you won’t find anywhere else. They can be used for a variety of purposes, including:
- Entertaining – Whether it’s a summer BBQ, sunset drinks or casual dinner party, balconies provide the perfect outdoor setting for entertaining your friends and family.
- Gardening – If you have a green thumb, balconies offer a great location to carry out some gardening. Potted plants can add a dash of colour without taking up a lot of space – not to mention that the light and air will reach them with ease, making it the ideal place to let them grow.
- Pets – Balconies provide a safe spot for your pet to relax if you don’t have a big backyard. So if you have a pet and spend a lot of time out of the house during the day, a balcony gives them a secure place to go outside and get some fresh air.
Take in the view with InVogue
At InVogue we pride ourselves on designing statement 2 storey homes in Perth and surrounding areas – homes that you won’t be able to drive past without wanting to have a second look. Catering to the growing trend of new homebuyers who want their homes to make a statement, all our home designs capture today’s modern look, boasting fantastic street appeal and guaranteed to be the envy of all our neighbours.
Since 2003, we’ve been developing homes with innovative and cutting-edge design features at the forefront of our minds, yet, we don’t compromise on value. All of our two storey homes are affordable and ensure you capitalise on your ever-changing lifestyle needs. Designed to grow with you and your family, InVogue is the new home specialise you can trust.
Promise cutting-edge design in two storey living, but remain affordable and ensure you capitalise on your ever-changing lifestyle needs
We believe our designs will make your home more liveable and you’ll want to show it off
Our award-winning design team knows what works and are eager to help create the perfect home for you
The Signature range
At InVogue, we want to build you a home that’s more liveable and that you’ll want to show off. That’s why our Signature range of 2 storey designs include all the features of a spacious family home like grand foyers, alfresco outdoor spaces and impressive balconies.
Our award-winning design team works tirelessly to create the most innovative range of 2 storey homes available in Perth. But we understand that there can be times when one of our home designs doesn’t suit your needs perfectly. When that happens, we’re here to help craft your dream home and all of our two storey designs can be customised to suit your unique tastes.
Basque in the ambience of a beautiful two storey home with balcony by InVogue. Find out more about our large selection of homes designed to make a statement.