3 bedroom floor plans

by | Jun 7, 2023 | Building tips, Floor plans, Home design

How many bedrooms a home should have is one of those questions that can be deceptively simple on the surface. However, it might require a little more thought than you expect. Too few and you’ll rue the lack of space, one too many and you’ll wonder if you could’ve spent your money better. So let’s take a look at 3-bedroom floor plans and find out if they’re the right choice for you.

What are the benefits of a 3-bedroom floor plan?

Roughly 44% of Australian homes are three-bedroom house plans, making it the most common layout for homes in this country. Why is this the case? Let’s look at some of the benefits that come with three bedrooms.

An affordable option

Except for a lucky few, costs are going to be a constant concern during most people’s building journey. With a wide range of three-bedroom house plan options available, there are plenty of options and it’s easy to find a display home near you.

Can accommodate the average family

With a master bedroom for the parents, three bedrooms are enough to house one or two children. Larger families will need more bedrooms, so think about

Whatever floor plan you choose to go with, it should suit your lifestyle and life stage and if possible, anticipate future changes (for example, if you’re planning another child, factor this into your design).

Manageable Upkeep

While larger, spacious houses are great in theory, more house space means more maintenance. Cleaning, repairs and general upkeep are more manageable in a smaller house. The choice comes down to weighing up whether there are enough benefits for you to purchase a larger house to make up for the inconvenience of maintaining.

Lower Energy Bills

With a 3 bedroom house plan, there are likely to be fewer rooms where lights and electronics can be left running. Also the smaller the house, the less energy that will be spent heating it during the winter and cooling it during the scorching summer months. Along with quality insulation and good home orientation, you’ll be able to keep your home at a comfortable temperature more often.

Can fit on narrow blocks

With land packages getting smaller, especially in popular suburbs and locations, narrow lot designs are becoming more popular with consumers. While double-storey homes are an option, for a single-storey house to fit on a narrow block, your best bet is a three-bedroom home.

Investment property to rent out

For those looking to get into a rental market, 3-bedroom house plans provide enough living space to accommodate at least three tenants, thereby increasing your profits.

What is the average size of a 3-bedroom floor plan?

The average 3-bedroom home building is going to be around 175-220 sqm. House plans can vary greatly, and how big your house is will depend on what you include in your home, how many living areas you have, the home builders you work with and the block of land you’re working with.

How much does it cost to build a 3-bedroom house?

Three-bedroom homes tend to start at around $285,000, however, prices can vary wildly. Part of this is because a 3-bedroom home is such a broad term that could include a wide range of house plans including narrow lot homes, two-storey homes, luxury homes, budget homes and a variety of features.

Remember that the above only covers construction costs of 3-bedroom house designs, not the price of the land package, site costs, approval prices, etc.

Is a 3-bedroom floor plan suitable for me?

A three-bedroom house is best suited for someone looking for a smaller or mid-sized home. The big deciding factor is how many people you need to accommodate. While younger children may be willing to share rooms, most teenagers will expect their own space. Therefore, a three-bedroom house is best suited for:

  • Small families
  • A growing family
  • Couples, both younger and retired.
  • As a temporary home option for younger families.
  • An investment property to rent out.
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Our tips to help you choose a 3-bedroom floor plan for your new home

Consider the space you need

With a little creativity, a smaller home can appear to have more space. One of the most effective ways of achieving this is through open-plan layouts and making the most of natural light. Some decorating advice includes using light colours for paint, choosing furniture wisely to suit the area, and avoiding clutter or too many objects in a room.

Make sure you have enough storage space

We all know over time, stuff has a way of accumulating in our houses. This applies tenfold when it comes to growing families. Therefore, it’s important to consider the amount of storage space you have in your home. In-built storage is specifically designed to work with your layout so it won’t take up as much room as buying separate closets, cupboards and drawers.

Consider open planning

Open-plan layouts are becoming the norm in Australian home designs and it’s easy to see why. Open-plan kitchens, living spaces and dining rooms create a more communal feel, great for family and friends. It’s also a great way to make a smaller house feel larger.

Keep in mind the site you’re building on.

The location where you’re building your new home plays a vital role in your plans, as your block of land literally provides the parameters you have to work with. At the risk of stating the obvious, your plan needs to fit within the borders of your land.

You also need to consider the landscape. Have you purchased a sloping block? Perhaps your block is an unusual shape or narrow lot. Different blocks have their own unique requirements and knowing this will help you design the best layout for your home.

Make sure it includes all of the following key elements

While it’s easy to take for granted your floor plan is correct, you’d be surprised by the types of mistakes that can be made. Some things to double-check include:

  • Accurate sizes and dimensions
  • Ceiling beams
  • Stairs
  • Every room is included
  • Doors

Need help to select a floor plan? Talk to an experienced building broker for free advice!

Building a new home is one of the most exciting things you can do, but it’s also an overwhelming one, especially if you’re a first-timer. With Buildi you’re in safe hands. Our team will help you save time, stress and money during your next building project.

Book your free, impartial consultation to discuss your dream home today!


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