The new, bigger house in your backyard may not be the most glamorous of living spaces, but it is still a great opportunity to get out and do some yard work.
The big, fancy house will give you a chance to get into the real estate game, and you may even find that it is easier to rent a home in your own back yard.
Read moreThe first step to making a home that looks great in your yard is to get some of your neighbours to give you some pointers on the design of your new home.
“We all know that people are going to complain about the size of the house when they move into a new place, but the new home should not be too big for a normal family,” says Peter Tuck.
“If the house looks good, the neighbours will like it too, and when they get a chance, they will want to live in the house.”
A typical house with an attached garden.
Source: SuppliedThe design of a typical home.
Source and images: Supplier: RNZ / Corbis / AlamyFor most people, the biggest problem with a new house is its size.
“You can’t have the same size of house on two separate properties,” says Tuck, “but if the home is big enough, you can do that in a pinch.”
“If you’re looking to get your foot in the door, a lot of people say they’ll just go for a bigger house if they don’t have to pay for the property,” he says.
There are some things that can go wrong with a small house in a backyard. “
If the smaller the property, the bigger the price tag.”
There are some things that can go wrong with a small house in a backyard.
You may find that you don’t get the views, the views of the sea or the best views of a sunset.
These problems are easy to fix by adding a terrace or adding a deck.
“The bigger the house, the easier it is to make the house look bigger,” says Dr Jane Rennie, an architect and author of the book Tiny House: A Guide for Architects and the Surgeon.
“I recommend a small terrace with a deck or a big deck.”
The terrace in a house with a garden.
The deck is optional.
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