It’s everyone’s DREAM of living in a DUPLEX House rather than in a single floor house.
In today’s market where the Cost of construction of a House and the Real estate cost is also moving skywards. One of the major reasons for this is that the Demand for housing is increasing Day by Day. The cool moderate climate and IT companies which provide huge Job opportunities for people looking for Jobs related to IT sector which has brought in lots of young Engineers who have made Bangalore their home. This has eventually increased to the real estate market.
There are many government authorities who are authorized to give approvals for land development like BBMP, BDA, BMRDA, KIDB, Gram Panchayat etc. If you are looking for purchasing a Site or Plot then one can have the options of choosing from 20×30 30×40 40×40 30×30 40×60 30×50 50×80 80×100 or 100×100 Sites. One needs to be prepared to shell out from Rs 2000 sq ft to Rs 16,000 sq ft to buy a plot, Generally the cost per sq ft is dependent on the kind of location and amenities near the land like How far from Metro station, Parks, Schools, Colleges, Work place, Malls, Hospitals, Multiplex, Road connectivity, CA sites, Play grounds, Closer to city center, Medical stores, General stores etc.
One can look at an Option of purchasing a site which is close by to one of the major roads connecting the city like Sarjapur road, Kanakapura road, Tumkur road, Bellary road, Hosur road, Inner ring road, Mysore road, Old airport road, Outer ring road, NICE road connectivity, Bannerghatta road etc. If one has sufficient budget for his residential house constriction which might cost Rs 1800 / sq ft on the built up area and additional 15 to 20% on the overall budget total for addition works like Plan sanction from BBMP BDA BMRDA, Architectural charges, BESCOM connection, Bore well charges, CC and OC certificates, BWSSB water connection, Rain water harvesting, Solar provision, UPS etc.
Also if one has a budget of Rs 12,000 Rs 16,000+ /sq ft then he can shortlist areas such as Whitefiled, HSR layout, Koramangala, Jayanagar, JP nagar, Btm layout, Airport road, Indiranagar, Domlur which is well-connected to the rest of the city. Below are some of the possibilities for designing Duplex house designs in Bangalore on 1200 sq ft 600 sq ft 2400 sq ft 4000 sq ft and other odd dimensions having G+1/G+3/G+2 or G+4 floors. The current House construction cost for a Duplex house varies from Rs 1550/sq ft to Rs 2500/sq ft again depends on the kind of finishes and material specifications.
20X30 DUPLEX HOUSE PLANS IN-BANGALORE G+1/G+2/G+3/G+4 FLOORS ON 600 SQ FT SITE
Plot Cost : Rs 25 lacs to Rs 45 lacs
Built up Area : 1000 to 1650 sq ft.
Construction Cost : Rs 23 lacs to Rs 29 lacs.
It’s the smallest plot dimensions available for building a duplex home, Generally in most cases a 600 sq ft or 20×30 Site will have no setbacks on either side of the building which is generally required for having good natural light and ventilation.
These sites will have smaller approach roads when compared to site dimensions of 30×40 or 40×60 which will have a minimum word width of 30ft. One can have 1 Car parking space with + 2 to 3BHK house starting from ground floor. In case if the parking requirement is for 2Cars then one can even think for leaving the entire ground floor open to take care of all the parking issues and start designing the house from first floor onwards.
The overall minimum budget for constructing a residential building on such plot dimensions including site cost will be approximately Rs 55 to Rs 70lacs.
Ground Floor : 1 small Car park + 2 two-wheeler parking option.
First Floor : Living of 12*16 or 160 sq ft + Small dining 10×8 + Kitchen 8×11 + Utility 4×6 + Common bath room + Guest room 10×12 + Staircase for above floor access.
Second Floor : 1 Master bed room 150 sq ft + Guest room 11×13 + Family area + Small balcony towards road side.
Third Floor : 1 Guest room + Staircase head room.
30×40 DUPLEX HOUSE PLANS-IN BANGALORE on G+4 G+2 G+1 G+3 FLOORS 1200 SQ FT SITE
Plot Cost : Rs 44 lacs to Rs 65 lacs
Built up Area : 1850 to 3050 sq ft.
Cost of Construction : Rs 38 lacs to Rs 60 lacs.
It’s one of the most common plot dimensions seen across the city and the demand for these plots are very high, Since most of the middle and upper middle class can afford these sites.
The road width can be between 25 ft to 30 ft with a FAR of 1.75 one can easily have a built up area of 2100 sq ft on a 30×40 or 1200 sq ft plot. It’s always recommended to Hire Architect’s to get the Duplex house plans done as they will be right professionals understand the clients / owners requirements of their budget restrictions and deliver on those lines. One of the most common floor plans of a 30×40 site are a 4BHK 2BHK 3BHK Duplex house built on G+1 floor.
The overall Project cost including SITE+BUILD Cost will be approximately Rs 75 to Rs 95 lacs. A Client can meet the appointed Architect and give all his requirements and his likes dislikes etc for which he can expect a Floor plans based on the given inputs. It’s also very important to make sure to Design floor plans having the right built up area that comes within the given budget. As an Architect it’s very important to meet the client and understand his given requirements and plan accordingly. One can leave 3 ft setback on all three sides and a sufficient space of 4ft towards the road side.
Ground Floor : 1 Sedan car + 2 Two wheeler parking spaces + Foyer 6×4 or 25 sq ft + Living room 18×14 or 190 sq ft with double height + 6 personas seating Dining room + Utility 4×8 for washing + Kitchen + Common bathroom + Guest bed room 12ftx14ft + Internal staircase.
First Floor : Family living of 130 sq ft + 4ftx12ft Balcony with French window provision + 160 sq ft Master bed room of 14×12 sq ft with attached math of 35 to 40 sq ft + Guest Room with attached bath.
(Depending on Budget on can consider the below requirements.)
Second Floor : Home Theater of 14×18 for 8 seating + GYM or Exercise room + Family seating along with a Large balcony.
Third Floor : Staircase head room + Over head tank.
40×60 DUPLEX HOUSE-PLANS IN BANGALORE for G+2-G+1 / G+4 G+3 Floors or 2400 SQ FT
Plot Cost : Rs 75 lacs to Rs 1.26 cr
Built up Area : 3400 to 6500 sq ft.
House Cost of Construction : Rs 59 lacs to Rs 1.20 cr.
Generally almost 15 to 20% of 40×60 or 2400 sq ft sites are planned in any given layout.
There is high in demand among the upper middle class who can have a budget to Rs 1.2cr to Rs 1.8 cr for building their Duplex house in which a minimum of Rs 75 lacs can be allocated to purchase a plot. The main advantage of having such kind of plot dimensions is that one can have luxury amenities designed on it which can’t be possible on other small dimensions such as 20×30 30×40 or 30×50 sites. One can have a landscape gardens, Small water body, Sit outs, Kids play area, covered car parking, wider setbacks.
One needs to take suggestions of Hire-Architect’s of these dimensions as there is more than enough space to utilize for planning and better concept designing. Once can easily have duplex floor plans in between 3300 sq ft to 6500 sq ft again depending on the kind of budget panned by the Owner. One needs to leave around 4 ft set backs on both sides of the plot and 5 ft towards the road.
Ground Floor : 2 covered Car parking + Small garden + Sit out + Foyer with shoe rack of 40 sq ft + Family living room having double height provision + Dining room for 8 seating 200 sq ft area + 14x 16 Kitchen with Store room of 50 sq ft + Master bed room of 16 ft x 14 ft of 220 sq ft plus + 8ft x 6 ft common bath + Modern floating concept internal staircase + Puja room.
First Floor : Family living room with cut out looking into the living area below + Two master bed rooms 230 sq ft each with attached bath rooms of 10×6 or 60 sq ft + Guest room + Study room + Large balcony overlooking the landscaping below.
(One can consider the below aspects if as per ones budgeting)
Third Floor : GYM room of 200 sq ft or 15ft x 18ft + 1 Bed room of 190 sq ft or 16×12 + 18 ft x 13ft Home theater with 10 seating provision + Balcony with gardening pots.
Fourth Floor : BBQ counter + Open bar + Terrace garden.
50×80 DUPLEX HOUSE PLANS IN BANGALORE of G+4/G+2 G+3 G+1 Floors 4000 SQ FT
Land Cost : Rs 1.26 cr to Rs 2.5 cr
Built up Area : 5900 to 11,000 sq ft.
Cost of construction : Rs 1cr to Rs 2 cr.
It’s a Dream to Design and Build on such bigger plot sizes if one needs to buy such plots in good locations which is closer to all general amenities than plot cost its self might be around Rs 1.3 to Rs 3cr in locations such as HSR layout, Sarjapur road etc.
It would be a Dream for any talented Architect to work on this kind of project where he has enough space and budget to implement his concepts. The cost of construction or as per the current building cost per sq ft taken at Rs 1700 /sq ft one needs to be easily prepared in between Rs 1 to Rs 2cr cost excluding interiors.
With this budget one can easily design and implement all modern amenities required for a comfortable living which might include swimming pool, play area, landscaped garden, covered parking, walk in closet, Bathtub, Jacuzzi, Shower enclosures, Study/work area.
Ground Floor : 2 covered parking slots for 2 cars + Security room + Landscaped garden + Water body + Foyer of 80 sq ft with shoe rack + informal living of 250 sq ft sq ft + Formal living with TV area of 350 sq ft + Island kitchen concept with Utility of 90 sq ft + Store room of 8×6 sq ft + Dining room for 12 seating + Common wash room + Master bed room of 17×16 with Separate work are and walk in closet + Internal staircase + Guest Bed room.
First Floor : Family lounge area with cutout or open area overlooking Informal living + 1 Master bed room of 185 sq ft or 18ft x12ft + Guest Bed room + Study room + Open library or reading area + Big balcony of 12 * 7 overlooking the lawn below.
(Below requirements can be considered if budget is sufficient)
Second Floor : 12 ft x 19ft Home theater provision + Family seating area + 12×14 Guest room + Balcony + Play room for games like TT snooker etc.
Third Floor : Stair case head room + Terrace Garden + Sauna / Jacuzzi room + Open terrace bar-counter + barbecue area + Deck area for seating.
DIFFERENCE between DUPLEX House Plans and Single Floor Plans
Real estate provides you different type of investments and reduces the overall risks associated with each property type. Choosing a right kind of real estate investment is a crucial decision when it comes to calculating financial goals. Two of the most popular type of real estate financial plan available is Duplex House Floor plans and Single floor plans. These two differ in terms of size and space. Duplex is generally for larger families while single floor plans are well suited for small families.
Duplex are considered to be a beneficial option when you are planning to choose an investment in the city or area that is less populated. Most of the homes in bigger cities are already on the expensive side and considering the cost involved; it is often possible that duplex is more costly compared to a single story home. Even when it comes to selling an investment, reselling a duplex may take long time because you may not be able to find people with large families. Many of the families have started opting for a single floor homes because of the small family size and easy to maintain. Another reason is that duplex involves more cash flow or investment therefore it may not be possible that you will find a suitable buyer straightaway.
Investment in home is always a reliable investment but when it comes to choosing a rented real estate property, most people choose a small-sized home. If you consider the selling price of duplex floor plans then it would definitely be costlier than a single floor plan mainly because of the more area involved. However people do choose a duplex floor plan mainly because it provides them more space due to family size and gives you a great feeling of having a bigger home. Also duplex can also be used as a commercial complex as well.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT (Roi’s)
Deciding which home to choose is always an important call when it comes down to long-term investment and returns on investment. It all comes down to checking the current demand for duplex and single floor plans. A good idea is to advance the minimum ROI you need and then calculate and compare the capitalization rates of single floor and duplex homes that you are considering. Most of the times, it is seen that duplex is better in terms of ROI if you have plenty of money to afford it.
ADVANTAGES OF SINGLE FLOOR HOUSES
- Single floor plans are accessible for elder, sick and handicapped people as per the amenities required and space included.
- A single floor home also provides you a good option of natural ventilation and lighting capacity.
- It is easier to approach to the terrace in single floor homes.
- Single floor plans can have better architecture compared to multi storied duplex houses.
- If there are any existing green trees that are not required to be removed during construction then even they can also provide an effective shade from sun.
- It can be a better option for single floor plans compared to multi-storied. You can even enjoy the climatic conditions in much better ways.
- A single story home is always a cheaper option if you are having any plans for expansion. However, if required, you can even resize your single floor homes if required using vertical expansion.
DISADVANTAGES OF SINGLE FLOOR HOMES
- If the terrace is open then it can make your home quite hot during summers and even too cold during winters so basically you need to face extreme climatic conditions in single floor.
- If the neighborhood lacks proper height regulation and set back or if the housing pattern is not set, then it can even result into poor ventilation and lighting.
- The foundations are not planned according to the future expansions which may prove to be costly if you are planning to expand your single floors.
ADVANTAGES OF DUPLEX HOUSE PLANS
There are various benefits associated with duplex house plans and some of them are mentioned below.
- One of biggest advantage of having a double story house plans is that you can easily have a luxury of setting up your home for bigger family accordingly.
- Duplex provides your more flexibility to expand your home and even give the upper floor or lower floor for renting purposes.
Better regulation is provided in terms of temperature control by using terrace effectively. You can shift to any floor according to climatic conditions.
- In the unplanned neighborhood having height and setbacks, duplex houses provides you slight advantage of following the same pattern adopted by others.
- One can adjust your floor lighting and ventilation in much better ways.
- Duplex homes are able to cater the population in much better ways. It helps in saving costs of living since more people can be adjusted in small piece of land. It is a much better option in metropolitan cities where cost of real estate is extremely high.
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DISADVANTAGES OF TWO STORIED HOUSES
- Having a duplex house designs or plans increases the cost of home since you need to manage larger section of home. Therefore the maintenance costs will also increase.
- There will be difference to the facilities and area available in duplex home plans. So it is possible that this could lead to problems. For example the top story of the home will be hot in summers.
- The lower story rooms will be cold during winters. It is hard to manage the difference and judge accordingly.
- Multi storied homes often block sunlight and even ventilation is not up-to a great extent to lower stories. Therefore it can even lead to further difficulties in living.
Overall : Buying a home or Building one : be it duplex or single floor depends on various factors such as family size, current financial condition, affordability, ROI, cost involved etc. it is important to consider all the factors involved before finalizing your decision on choosing a duplex or single floor plans.
VASTU CONSIDERATION for LIVING ROOM, KITCHEN, BEDROOM, MAIN DOOR etc. in Duplex House Designs
Vastu is a science of dwelling home for humans. It defines the natural way by which different energies such as solar and celestial are balanced to bring more peace and prosperity in home. Home constructed on the principles of Vastu gives resident more enjoyment and heavenly bliss in life. Balancing the energies in home can help you create a better atmosphere and brings more positivity.
One can understand the importance of getting Vastu based Duplex house plans in Bangalore; It again depends on How or How much one needs to consider Vastu while Designing their floor plans. Below are some of the steps.
Duplex Houses are those constructions that have double story designs. Designing duplex homes under the guidance principles of Vastu require spending time to search in terms of foundation, appearance and location of every part of your duplex home. A duplex house complete in all respects.
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Below are some of the directions and shapes that can affect your home design
- Shape of the plot on which construction is performed: Preferred structure types are generally rectangular or square in shape.
- Water Bodies: Bathroom and water tanks must be placed in north or east end.
- Obstructions: Pillars, trees, open well and posts must be avoided while constructing home.
Apart from this, Vastu also doesn’t recommend to design homes or plots in L shape.
Several misconceptions are there when it comes to Vastu and everyone seem to have a certain opinion about it. In order to make it easier and simpler, let’s take a look at the different parts of construction under Vastu.
Before starting construction of your home, it is important to conduct bhoomi pujja in order to seek blessings from Gods and also to ensure that the land is free from any bad omens. Vastu experts consider performing certain good rituals on the land to be an auspicious beginning to your home. It can be an excellent start to your proceedings.
In order to bring more optimistic energy and light to your home, it is recommended to position your home to your entrance. Another positive estimation is that sun rises from the east and it is always an auspicious direction. Another suitable direction is North East.
So when you are deciding to plan entrance of your home then you must decide on where you want to have home entrance since it plays an important role. Same applies for door positioning as well.
INFLUENCES OF OTHER DIRECTION
South west direction is not a recommended direction by most of the Vastu experts since it is often related to negative energies. Doors are not recommended to be facing to the south east direction. South facing doors are also considered to be providing more usher to the sharp energies and therefore may cause disagreements or arguments under Vastu science.
IMPLEMENTING VASTU for KITCHEN LOCATION IN DUPLEX PLAN
If you are going to plan on building kitchen in house plan then south east corner is most ideal location. However, it is a common belief that cooking must be performed while facing the east. Vastu experts also recommend to not to construct kitchen directly in front of the main door of the villa or bungalow.
VASTU considered for MASTER BEDROOMs in MODERN DUPLEX HOMES
One of the best locations for building master bedrooms is south-west corner of an east facing home. Apart from building master bedroom, it is recommended to have rectangular or square shape of bedrooms, quite similar to the construction of your plot. One of the prime objectives is to have a home build with a main entrance, bedroom and kitchen placed in the perfectly placed location so that one can sleep peacefully without any noise.
VASTU of WASHROOM / LAVATORY LOCATION
Vastu has proper information about positioning of bathroom or lavatory. From general health perspective, lot of emphasis has been kept in location of your lavatory in home. Apart from all directions available, north-west location is the most suitable location for toilet.
The other possibility is to construct lavatory or toilet in the south east direction. Extra precaution must be taken in order to not place home temple room and kitchen exactly in the adjacent location to one another in order to keep your home free from any negative energy and keeping it healthy.
CIRCULATION IN DUPLEX HOME
There should be proper well-designed core to the duplex homes and there should be a staircase to make the circulation easy. According to Vastu it is best to have staircase in the south-west corner of your duplex home because this direction act as a keeping the sun rays away from interiors and act as a buffer zones.
WATER STORAGE TANK
It must be placed in the north eastern direction at the terrace of a duplex home. Plastic material must not be used as a water storage tank and in case it is plastic, you must keep it as a dark color such as blue and black in order to allow absorption of sunrays and kills bacteria.
It is important to leave more space towards North and east side of your home compared to the west and sound side. Leaving a space all around the house is always a good option considered as a good Vastu and this also helps in getting a proper ventilation and air circulation.
Vastu also helps in advising the orientation and size of a particular structure with respect to the surroundings, length, breadth, soil and plot. It tells you direct proportions and minute details about the buildings and how it must be manufactured.
If you are planning to build your beautiful home, it is better to follow the principles of Vastu. However, proper care must be maintained if you are planning your home according to Vastu because designing in the wrong way or not following the complete Vastu design may make your home unsuitable to live.
Many people consider that Vastu is a superstition but it actually has technology associated with it that makes it a proper science of dwelling your home in best possible manner. Some illiterate people just vaguely follow any Vastu without consulting an expert. Instead, one must follow suggestions and expertise from a person who has proper knowledge about Vastu.