Two-storey living: Off the plan vs custom built


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The decision to build a home is a big one, and an equally huge question to ask yourself is whether you want to build a home off-the-plan or design your own.

Think that you want a 2 storey house design, but not sure which direction to go in? A luxury home builder knows how important your dream home is, and that 2 storey home designs can be the perfect project for your family to look forward to. So if you’re having trouble deciding between standard home designs and customising your own, we’ve made some comparisons to help you make a more informed decision.


Building from off-the-plan 2 storey home designs can have its benefits. Standard home designs can be viewed at display villages in Perth where there is opportunity to visit numerous builders and compare, see the workmanship, and conclude if you like the quality of finishes and flow of design layout.

Generally, standard 2 storey house designs are well suited for those who don’t want to design their own home and are happy to choose from a range of amazing designs by luxury home builders. At award winning builder Summit Homes, this means going through a selection of pre-designed modern 2 storey house plans and deciding which one best fits your personality and family’s needs.

When building an off-the-plan 2 storey home designs, have a clear idea on your ideal home elements, and decide what you will and won’t compromise on. There’s always room to move though, so don’t think you’re ever ‘locked in’ to things like bathroom tile colours once you’ve made the initial decision – standard 2 storey home designs will always have a level of flexibility and compromise.

Custom built

Custom built 2 storey house designs are exactly that – tailor made and built to suit your exact needs and budget. Custom designs by a luxury home builder will create whatever you want, and one of the benefits is that you can select exactly what you like and put it together in your dream home. This way of building is perfect for the person who has a direct vision for their new 2 storey house plans and is dedicated to having a say in every aspect of it. Although there is more involvement in getting the design just right with your chosen luxury home builders, the final product is incredibly rewarding.

Multi-award winning luxury home builders Summit Homes has an amazing range of off-the-plan two storey home designs, but also has years of experience in helping design dream homes. Our 2 storey display homes will show you exactly what sort of high-quality builder Summit Homes is, and we always have your needs in mind.

There is no right or wrong choice when it comes to choosing between an off-the-plan home or custom designed. What is important is choosing a builder who will suit your new home needs and offer the best results, services, pricing and time frames.

At Summit Homes, our 2 storey home design excellence doesn’t cost the earth. Back by popular demand and available for a limited time only, our brilliant Aspire Package gives you the opportunity to choose your ideal Perth home design from our Summit Select Range and enjoy premium upgrade inclusions including fully ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning, Essatone benchtops to the kitchen, bathroom and ensuite, feature ceramic tiling to living, dining, kitchen and alfresco, Summit Superwall plus much more. But get in quick – our Aspire package ends June 30!

Contact Summit Homes today to talk to one of our experienced consultants and get started on building that 2 storey home you’ve always dreamed of.


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