Sometimes less is more

Are you looking for a low maintenance home, something smaller, or perhaps a house with less zones, bigger bedrooms and more open plan spaces? These are the most common requests when it comes to downsizing.

We downsize for many reasons – kids leaving home, retirement or simply to free up funds for a lifestyle change or tree change.

Perhaps you want to get into the property investment market? Downsizing can open up opportunities to allow for a deposit on another investment property, through lower living costs – gas, heating, cooling and maintenance.

While the word downsize may imply smaller, this is not always the case. Knock down and rebuilds on an existing block is always an option for those that love where they live. In these cases, dual occupancy designs can be a great way to allow passive income or space for visitors with added privacy.

Perhaps you’ve thought of apartment living? Apartments have long been a go-to downsizing option, but we are now seeing a new trend – building in affordable suburbs on narrow blocks, with the flexibility to upgrade to two storey.

The Mosaic Collection (below) was created with this in mind – a collection of 6-metre lot homes built with every design element serving a specific purpose. You still get the low maintenance benefits as with apartment living, but add an outdoor alfresco area, driveway and carport/garage and it becomes a place you can truly call home.


If you're considering a low maintenance home and need advice on designs to suit, fill in the form today and one of our Design Consultants will be in touch.