It’s All About Style
At In-Vogue we pride ourselves on being the top people in two storeys. We design and build cutting edge homes that put contemporary two storey living within affordable reach for many people. The team of professionals at In-Vogue boasts more than a hundred years combined experience, and many are regarded as the best in the Perth building industry.
We have a very large selection of home designs to inspire you and we are more than happy to discuss your own design ideas as well. Either way, our award winning designers know what works and are eager to help create the perfect home for you.
Who We Are
2Storey.com.au is proudly brought to you by Residential Building WA which is part of the JWH Group, one of WA’s largest building companies.
We are the absolute authority when it comes to anything to do with two storey. We specialise in all styles of multi-storey living and show you an enormous range of home designs including narrow lot homes, loft homes, town houses and large family homes.
Designing and building two storeys requires specialist knowledge and skill which is why you can take comfort in the expertise of our staff who have combined experience of well over 100 years in the building industry.
Modern two storey design means that a home’s layout and style can suit everybody’s need, regardless of your life-stage or your budget. Separate living areas, multiple courtyards, dedicated children’s zones, the options are endless and we can help find the right solution for you.
We’re happy to adapt any of our existing plans for your needs, or even create a design for you from scratch.
Big ideas for narrow lots
As urban lots get smaller and narrower, we see a huge opportunity for clever design and innovation.
In fact, we never consider narrow as a limitation at all, no matter how narrow it gets. Renowned Homes caters specifically for blocks at the narrowest end of the spectrum with 10 and 12 meter frontages.
As a major growth area of the building market, we have devoted all of our resources to developing smarter building techniques and better space-maximising design ideas. We offer solutions to suit all needs including those of empty nesters, growing families as well as families with teenage children.
We design our narrow lot homes to maximise lifestyle and reduce the amount of time needed to spend on maintenance and care.
A two storey home for the price of a single storey.
Why let your ceiling space go to waste when it could be used to add valuable living area? This is the thinking behind Loft homes, which provide all the benefits of multi-storey living but without the higher costs of two storey homes.
The Loft roofline has a steeper pitch and this means an upstairs mezzanine area can be constructed to create additional floor space. The vaulted roof makes the home much cooler during summer and it gives a feeling of greater space.
Surprisingly, it can often be more economical to build a Loft home with a mezzanine floor than to build the equivalent space as a single level home.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is a great idea on many levels so let us explain why. Property prices have continued to rise dramatically in WA over the past few years. The market has now seen a number of older properties experincing higher overall land value, and the value of the house itself being quite minimal in the total property equation.
This now means that many home owners like yourself are choosing to demolish their existing home and build a new one in its place. Another trend is that properties are being bought with the intention of demolishing the current house to build a new home.
This proves to be very economical and raises the value of the property considerably, with the added benefit of being able to tailor make a home to suit the block and their lifestyle.
Reasons why you may be considering to Demolish & Build:
• You absolutely love the suburb that you already live in.
• Building in your current location will benefit your family’s lifestyle in the long-term.
• It is becoming costly to maintain your current home.
• The current trends excite you and given you the desire to build a new home.
• Your children go to the local schools and don’t want to move.
• The current layout of your home is no longer suitable with your lifestyle and you want the freedom of choosing the prefect design, rather than settling for the next best.
• There is the saving of stamp duty and agents fees up to $100,000 and more.
• Your lifestyle suits your current block and it can be difficult finding a similar block elsewhere
• You will have a new maintenance-free home without the worry of buying someone else’s problems in an already established home.
Demolishing an existing home and rebuilding a new one can be overwhelming, particularly in established suburbs that have their own style considerations. Rest assured that companies like 2Storey.com.au have ample experience to help you every step of the way.
It is a really good idea to think about how much you can afford to pay because this isn’t always what the banks will offer to lend you. Try to keep within a comfortable repayment plan that will allow for living expenses, decreases in income, and increases to interest rates. As previously mentioned, making changes or adding items may alter the price of your final design. Be disciplined with your budget and remember to include post-construction items and finishings.
Yes you can, although keep in mind that the design/floor plan goes hand-in-hand with your elevation, meaning changes to one will directly affect the other. You can always achieve the desired look without having to alter the house plans by using a different textured or coloured material. The right builder will understand that you want the outside of your home to express your individuality, so ask them about your options.
Communication, communication, communication! Your builder will do everything in their power to ensure construction occurs within an acceptable time-frame but it’s important you communicate anything as soon as it comes up. Changes can generally be catered for but if the builder doesn't know about them straight away, the task may be bigger and costlier the longer you wait.
It’s also important to be prepared and know what you want in your home at the very beginning of the process. This will eliminate any changes down the track and help the builder in placing the required orders.
Build Smarter. Build Affordably.
All around the world, smarter and more affordable building technologies are being developed every day. The Alternate Building Company is focussed on bringing together the newest materials and smartest building techniques to deliver you a ‘clever’ home at an exceptional price.
Downstairs is always built in solid concrete and brick, while upstairs we use thermo- smart panelling which provides a second storey in a fraction of the time. Because of this, not only are our homes more environmentally friendly, they’re less expensive and much faster to build. Get the dream two storey home you’ve always wanted, but without a big price tag.