For existing homeowners, property developers or those simply looking for a great investment opportunity, Dual Occupancy is a savvy option. They allow you to make better use of your land, increase your potential rental yield or resale profits, and offer more flexibility than a standard, single dwelling.

At Sienna Homes, our team are well versed in the steps involved in getting a Dual Occupancy project off the ground, as well as the various rules and regulations you must consider. To help you on your way, here are the three key things to consider before starting your Dual Occupancy project.

1. Your site

Your site is (quite literally) the foundation on which you’ll build your Dual Occupancy homes, so it makes sense to assess it early on. From orientation to sloping land and council restrictions –every site has a unique mix of attributes that will influence the design of your dwellings.

Sienna Homes offers every customer a no-obligation free site appraisal to help you understand exactly where you’re placed and what Dual Occupancy could look like for you. The site appraisal will help to determine if your block is suitable, what your proposed design outcomes will look like, and most importantly, how feasible the project is overall.

Once your free site appraisal is complete, your appointed dual occupancy consultant will provide a proposed siting and floor plans, a pricing estimate and information on our premium inclusions and upgrade items.

2. Your budget

Here at Sienna Homes, we don’t shy away from money talk, and we understand that your budget plays a big role in what we can achieve on your site. Many home builders in Australia offer an attractive base price to customers, then reveal hidden costs down the line. Make sure you’re aware of your builders’ inclusions and take note of any required upgrades or items you can’t live without so that you can stay on top of your budget.

If you’re not sure where to start, Sienna Homes are pleased to offer you a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with our partner broker, who can advise you on your borrowing options and capacity. Contact us to arrange yours now.

3. Your design

Good design is not a luxury. That is the ethos behind every home we design and build. In every home we provide spacious living zones, flexible spaces, and plenty of storage space. The homes you choose should consider your block, target market, the character of your locale and, of course, your own needs.

Whether you’re dreaming of a ground floor guest suite for the in-laws…a quiet study zone for the kids…or an outdoor alfresco for those warm summer nights – we have a design for you. And with the added bonus of being able to tailor our floor plans to suit your needs, we will always do our best to achieve anything you have in mind. If one or both homes are an investment, your dual occupancy consultant can advise you on the best design options to optimise your rental returns or resale values.

Got questions?

If you’re unsure about whether a Dual Occupancy dwelling is for you or what your next steps should be, give Sienna Homes a call on 1800 SIENNA. Our expert team has a wealth of knowledge and will help you discover just how easy it could be for you to achieve the Dual Occupancy home you’ve been dreaming of.