Downsizing doesn’t mean compromising home design or lifestyle with G.J Gardner


Downsizing doesn’t mean compromising home design or lifestyle with G.J Gardner



To meet the needs of their clients, G.J. Gardner Homes are increasingly building smarter family homes, especially in metropolitan areas. These home owners usually consist of young families who want to live close to good schools, parks and nice restaurants but not too far from the city. Buying an affordable smaller home on a smaller block makes this possible for them. These types of properties are often a result of a subdivision.

There are various reasons why people decide to downsize: retirement, empty-nesting or they are simply asset rich and cash poor. Those clients approach G.J. Gardner to help subdivide a property and build a new, smaller and smarter home that can either be sold or rented out for a passive income. That means not only have they managed to downsize in an economical way but assets have been freed up and the over-all maintenance and living costs have been lowered, as well.

To cater for this growing segment of new home construction, G.J. Gardner has created tailored, compact homes that feature modern fittings that don’t compromise on design. These homes have new improved insulation ratings and energy saving devices such as solar hot water or rain harvesting systems. Small infill blocks almost always require a specific design to meet the site shape and planning requirements, so having a builder who can accommodate this at a competitive price is essential.

G.J. Gardner designs mean families don’t have to compromise on quality while maximising their lifestyle. It is our objective to find alternative solutions to our clients’ design needs. For example, by swapping traditional brick cladding to lightweight cladding in some areas, more useable living spaces can be created inside the home for the same size footprint.

Are you thinking of downsizing, or need to free up assets? Talk to your local G.J. Gardner builder to discuss what options are available to you. 

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