Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in Detached Homes in Calgary

Published March 29, 2017.
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in Detached Homes in CalgaryWhen you are ready to custom build your dream home or as a property investment, one of the first decisions you have to make is the kind of home that is more suitable to your needs, lifestyle, and budget.

At Sunset Homes, Calgary’s bespoke home builder, we specialize in building detached, semi-detached and attached homes in Calgary’s inner city. Our premise is to guide and educate our clients to make the pre-construction and construction processes as positive as it can be. Based on this, we have prepared a list of pros and cons each kind of home may have so you can have a better idea of a starting point in your custom home building project.

Detached homes

The main features that describe a detached home are that this structure stands alone, that means that your home is not connected directly to any other home. It is usually larger and more complex than other kinds of homes, such as the semi-detached or attached, and all sides of this home can have windows or doors, therefore, there is a guarantee that you will have more natural light in your home.

Size options

Depending on the location you pick, the usual types in Calgary for a detached custom home are building a bungalow, two-story, or three-story, and most of the time they have a basement too, although this can be optional. Detached homes have surrounding spaces to add more exterior features than in other kinds of homes.

Independence and Privacy

One of the best characteristics of detached homes is that you are not sharing any walls with your neighbour. Having more privacy implies worrying less about the noise you make at home, and also incoming noise from neighbours.

More Space

In detached homes you usually get more space to add more perks, for example adding a storage shed or having a garden and you get to decide the size of your yard too. Having more space in detached properties allows you to create more storage for your possessions, and to dedicate part of your home for your hobbies.

As an investment property

Detached homes make a great investment property because there is a broader range of potential buyers and their value increases over time.


One of the main downfalls of detached homes is that by their larger size the maintenance cost may be higher than other kinds of homes and it can be more time-consuming. Prices could be higher too, but with custom homes, this will depend on your needs.

Ready to custom build your dream home with us? Contact Sunset Homes, Calgary’s custom home builder, we will gladly prepare a free quote and give you more information about our custom luxury homes.

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Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)

The main advantages that detached infill homes in Calgary have to offer more independence, privacy, space, and they make excellent investment properties. And the main disadvantage is that their maintenance is more costly and time-consuming

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