Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in Semi-Detached Homes in Calgary

Published April 4, 2017.
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Advantages and Disadvantages of Living in Semi-Detached HomesAt 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 possible. Based on the processes, we have prepared a list of pros and cons each kind of home can have so you have a better idea of the starting point in your custom home building project. This week we present you more information about semi-detached custom homes in Calgary.

Semi-detached homes

This housing option is quite common in Calgary. Semi-detached homes share a wall with one adjoining neighbour. This means that semi-detached properties are built in pairs, and usually are built as a “mirror image.” This does not have to be the case for your home, if semi-detached properties are the right fit for you, as a custom home builder, Sunset Homes will guide you through your home customization to make it unique and according to your needs, without being a mirror of your adjoined neighbor’s home.

Size options

Usually semi-detached homes are smaller than detached homes; nevertheless, semi-detached properties still offer a relatively large space and the opportunity to own your side of the land. They are considerably large among other housing types, and you can still have a big family and have enough space in this kind of home.

Pricing and maintenance

Overall, semi-detached homes are more accessible than detached homes. These properties have smaller backyards, meaning that the yard work will take less maintenance time in a semi-detached house. Also, maintenance expenses for your side are lower in comparison.

Coordinating with your neighbour

The main disadvantage of semi-detached homes can be having less privacy than with detached homes, also to embark on big renovation projects you will need to coordinate that with your neighbour. Nonetheless, if you choose to build together with a nice partner or neighbour, living in a semi-detached home could mean great privacy, and it should pose no problems for either side. Talk to your custom home builder about Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) and consider it as an option for your home’s shared wall. ICF will reduce noise considerably, meaning that you can still enjoy your home privacy.

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Too Long Didn’t Read (TLDR)

The main advantages that semi-detached infill homes in Calgary have to offer are that they can still be considerably large and that they are more accessible to maintain. One of the difficulties that the present is that you share with one neighbour and have to agree with your neighbour to embark on major renovations.

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