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Home Model Feature: An Easy First Step to a Duplex

Mar 6, 2019 / by Jason Mattern

Home Model Feature - an easy first step to a duplexAre you looking for a great investment property? We'd love to tell you some great model types! Today, we're going to cover a popular one.

A side-by-side duplex offers a sizeable and attractive floor plan along with many other desirable features.

The Time-Money Matrix of Property Invesment

This matrix is fairly simple:

TriUrban time-money matrix imageAll of the houses on this chart represent property types available to investors.

That green circle in the middle?

That is the “sweet spot.”

It contains the types of properties that will give you the ideal balance of time and money. The ones that are just right.

Duplex homes fall into this sweet spot. They are great for investors who have some experience or expertise and are now looking to expand their portfolio. 

Not all duplexes are the same, so if this investment property type is piquing your interest, you want to ensure you pick the right one! Keep reading to see what is so great about this property and what tenants love about it.

A Beautiful First Impression

When you walk into our duplex home model, you step into an airy foyer where you can tuck your jacket or coat into the large closet and make your way toward the main living area. Be sure to make a stop in the attractive half-bathroom to wash your hands and freshen up before heading toward the kitchen.

Home Feature: An Easy First Step to a Duplex Kitchen ImageA Spacious Dream Kitchen

The design of our duplex has many highlights to offer its owners or individuals who may be renting this home. One of the brightest highlights is the kitchen. Imagine enjoying a casual meal, a snack or a pleasant chat with family members at the kitchen island’s breakfast bar. The island also has a sink and lots of counter space for meal preparation.

A gathering of stainless-steel appliances such as a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove and microwave make this kitchen modern as well as attractive. There’s also a huge pantry with built-in shelves to hold your canned goods, dry ingredients, and extra pans, along with any other items you want to store.

Home Feature: An Easy First Step to a Duplex Living Room ImageA Comfortable Living Room

Do you like the idea of having an airy room in your home where you and family members can just relax and hang out? This living room just what you need! The natural light pouring in through the windows combined with its open design makes the living room a pleasant place for family to spend time together.

A Versatile Dining Room

The dining room can be used for everyday meals as well as formal meals served on holidays and celebratory occasions. The large windows in the dining room contribute warmth and set an inviting tone in the space.

A Deck for Parties and Other Gatherings

Barbecues, outdoor birthday parties, baby showers and graduation parties are just a sampling of the activities you could enjoy on your new deck. Maybe you like to sit outside to read during the warm weather months. Or, perhaps you’d like a quiet place where you can relax and observe the birds and other animals that make their home in Alberta. If any of the above sounds like you, the deck of these duplex homes has a good chance of becoming your favourite place to be!

Home Feature: An Easy First Step to a Duplex Master Bedroom ImageA Gorgeous Master Bedroom and Bathroom

The master bedroom is another special highlight in the design of these duplex homes. You enjoy a large bedroom with lots of natural light that you can enhance even more with your choice of décor. The space can easily accommodate a large bed and a dresser along with other stylish furnishings.

The master bath features a double sink along with durable, as well as stylish, quartz counters. The bathroom counter provides an abundance of space for your toiletries, makeup, perfumes and more. You and your partner can chat as you get ready for work in the morning in your own private bathroom.

A Walk-In Closet

If you want a home to purchase as an investment, the walk-in closet in the master bedroom is sure to be very appealing to potential renters. There are built-in shelves for shoes, hats, folded items of clothing and more so that everything has its proper place. Suits, pants, blouses and scarves can all be hung up with room to spare in this elegant walk-in closet.

Two Extra Bedrooms with Lots of Space

The two extra bedrooms on the upper floor provide you with options depending on the size of your family. If you have two teenagers, they can each enjoy their own room. Or, if you’re expecting a new addition to the family, one of the rooms could be made into a nursery or either could serve as a guest room for visiting friends. Both rooms are located near a large bathroom with a bathtub.

A Conveniently Located Laundry Room

The laundry room on the upper floor provides convenience to family members. They can drop off their soiled clothing just down the hall from their bedroom. Built-in shelves can be used for bottles of laundry soap, fabric softener, bleach and other washing-related items. The upstairs laundry room makes washing day easier for a busy family.

Other desirable features in these duplex homes:

  • A double car garage with an interior entrance to the home. You don’t have to get out of your car in the rain or snow!
  • A beautiful feature fireplace in the living room
  • Ample closet space in the two extra bedrooms on the upper floor

As you see, our duplex home models has many appealing features around every corner. These duplex designs have something for everyone! Contact our team today and learn more about this beautiful, practical home.

Originally posted Feb 27, 2018; updated Mar 6, 2019

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Topics: Home Model Feature

Jason Mattern

Written by Jason Mattern

Husband, dad, and real estate afficenado. With over two decades of experience, Jason decided there had to be a better way and founded TriUrban Real Estate in 2015. Jason loves real estate ALMOST as much as he loves his family (which includes his wife, two kids, a dog and a cat!).