7 Advantages of a New Edmonton Laned Home

December 6, 2017

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Those looking for the perfect first home would do well to take a deeper look at laned homes. These models have everything you like about detached homes with a garage just a short walk across the back lane. 

Learn more about what makes this style of home so great, then come take a look to see if it might be the right choice for your family.

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1. Floor Plans That Meet Your Needs

Sterling Homes offers laned models in a variety of styles, from the modern Elmwood M1 model to the classic look of the Eastwood. Each of these two-storey homes has bedrooms upstairs and an open-concept living area on the main floor. Aside from the looks, Sterling’s homes have a variety of features sure to appeal to you, including large walk-in closets, walk-in pantries, and extra storage in the entryway. You’re able to find all of the little details that can really make a home perfect for your family. 

2. An Attractive Exterior

Many people don’t really like the aesthetic of a front-attached garage, believing it has a tendency to overpower the look of the home. Laned homes, on the other hand, have rear detached garages and seem to have a more old-fashioned feel. Many styles have a front porch where you can sit and relax when the weather is nice. If you’ve been looking for a home with classic appeal, laned homes are the right choice for you.

3. Possibility of a Garage Suite

An above garage suite is an increasingly popular idea, and you only find them in homes with a detached garage. You can use a garage suite as an income suite, a creative studio, or as an in-law suite. This idea gives you a lot of extra living space, and it can also increase the value of your property.

4. Better Security and Safety

Our city is relatively safe, and most residents don’t have a lot of worries about theft, especially in new Edmonton communities. However, having a detached garage can offer you a better sense of security from potential break-ins or mishaps in the garage. You may find the increased sense of security is worth the minor inconvenience of walking from the garage to your home.

5. Keeping Noise or Odours at Bay

Everyone uses their garage space differently, but if you tend to use your garage as a workspace, your family may be sick of listening to the noise of your power saws and drills permeating the house. Others worry the smell of car exhaust or paint from various projects could creep in – although this is not usually the case with newly built homes. Having a detached garage away from your home means you won’t have to worry about noise or foul odours.

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6. Affordable Prices

Laned homes can more affordable than homes with attached garages. While they may be slightly more expensive than a duplex or a townhome, most people who choose these homes find the additional sense of privacy is well worth the small increase in cost. As you compare all of your options, we think you’ll see laned homes are a great solution for those looking for the perfect blend of privacy, aesthetics, and affordability.

7. Choice of Community

Best of all, choosing a laned home doesn’t limit your choices when it comes to the community you live in. Sterling builds laned homes in many of the most popular communities throughout the capital region including Spruce GroveStony Plain and Fort Saskatchewan. Whether you’re looking for a neighbourhood that offers an easy commute to downtown and access to the most popular community amenities or one that’s away from the hustle and bustle of it all, Sterling has the answer for you. 

There’s no way to tell if a laned home might be right for you without taking a look. Stop by any of our showhomes to see the quality we provide. We know you’ll be happy with how far your money goes when you buy a laned home from Sterling.

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