3 bedroom houses are growing in popularity across New Zealand. Simple online search data shows the average amount of times '3 bedroom house' was typed into Google back in 2008 was around 20 times a month. When that's compared with 2017 + 2018 the monthly volume is sitting closer to 60 searches a month.
It's not just the Google searches that are showing an increased popularity in 3 bedroom houses in New Zealand. Jumping on realestate.co.nz reveals that 3 bedroom houses are represented with 8,974 listings across the country. That's compared to 3,821 2 bedroom house listings and 6,092 4 bedroom house listings.
So why are 3 bedroom houses so popular?
Modern lifestyles have changed, but still, require flexibility as living standards have altered too. It wasn't too long ago that staying with friends or family was almost guaranteed to result in a night on an air bed, or sofa bed. Nowadays homeowners look to offer visitors a level of comfort they're used to at home. And sometimes this may be in addition to hosting a young child, or a young adult soon to fly the nest.
A 3 bedroom house gives flexibility and balance. Yes, you could simply use the rooms for children, a hobby room or an office, but having a spare room also enables you to adapt should circumstances change - without being as wasteful as having two unused rooms. For many homeowners, the desire for more space and flexibility must be balanced against extra heating costs and maintenance.
3 bedroom houses aren't boring
It may seem like a 3 bedroom home is a safe bet. The size is neither too big, or too small. It's spacious without being excessive and it's manageable without being pokey. The fact your home has 3 bedrooms can mean you have a vibrant family home, or a house ready for guests. Either way, the rest of the house can become your play area (for adults, or children).
3 bedroom house plans
If you like modern style and spacious living then something like the Hayes is definitely worth a look at.
The Hayes is a 3 bedroom house with the master bedroom and 2nd guest bedroom in one 'wing' sharing a large bathroom. This is a great set-up if your smallest guest room is only occasionally in use. Or use the space as a nursery or a media room.
If you're looking for a 3 bedroom house plan with a little more width then the Kyeburn may be just the ticket. Not only do the front bedrooms (one of which is the master suite) feature floor to ceiling windows, but the extra windows above those really help the light pour in.
If your heart aches for a villa design then the Lindis is the house for you. This 3 bedroom house design features an ensuite with full-size bathtub, office and 2 double guest rooms. The kitchen is the heart of this home taking pride of place opposite the large folding doors that give access to the verandah.
If you've always dreamt of having a sleeping 'wing' and a living section that can be closed off from each other then you'll be very happy with the Benmore. The master suite walks out onto the deck and the ensuite is accessed via the walk-through wardrobe.
But if statement piece houses aren't quite your thing, and you long for something that blends into the rest of the street slightly better then consider the Rakaia. It focuses its plan on an open plan living area that becomes the heart of the home. Entertaining is easy with 2 deck access points from the main living space and the breakfast bar encourages great conversation.
For something very different you might want to check out our sister company; Genius First Light. Developed with a leading architecture firm the Flex 90 has been developed to over compact, sustainable and environmentally conscious housing.
The above are simply a few examples of the full range of 3 bedroom house designs available through Genius Homes. And because they're prefabricated they're built quicker, and more affordable, than many conventional homes. So why not check out all the designs, and if you don't see one you like (or see bits of one home you love, and bits of another you also love) then chat to us and see if we can customise the home of your dreams.
Genius Homes designs and builds prefabricated and transportable homes for delivery across the South Island of New Zealand. From small studio homes to large 4 bedroom prefabricated houses we can be relied upon to deliver your next home.