When you're looking around for a new home one of your main considerations is going to be the size of the house. While there are a lot of different kinds of homes that are available in Calgary, we are going to take a look at 2 common ones to compare the sizes of each.
Single-family detached homes
A lot of the detached homes that have been designed for a single family in Calgary usually have 2 to 3 bedrooms and are commonly 1,200 to 1,700 ft.² in size. In most cases you'll be able to park in front of the house and you'll be able to sit back on your front porch and read the newspaper on warm summer evenings.
These detached homes often have a garage that is separate from the main house so you’ll have to be prepared to walk outside to get to your car.
Front attached homes
These types of homes are usually slightly larger than a single detached home and are often 1,400 – 1,800 ft.² in size. A garage sits at the front of the house and you can usually walk directly from the garage into the interior of the home. These homes usually sit on narrower lots. Attached homes with a double front, however, are usually a much larger size of 1,800 – 2,600 ft.². Most of these homes have 3 - 4 bedrooms and two cars can fit into the garage. The lots are much larger, which provides a bigger backyard space.
It's important to take a look at the size of home you want as well as the type of garage you'll need. A lot of people use their garages for not only parking their vehicles but as a storage or workplace area as well. You'll also want to think about how important it really is to have a garage that has a door leading right into the house so that you don't have to brave the elements to get to your car every morning.