Own a Small Block of Land? No Worries. Building Options Available in New England

When your New England block of land is relatively small, you’re probably wondering how you will ever manage to build a new home that caters for all your needs. That’s where experience counts. Dixon Homes has for 50 years delivered quality housing to Australians all over the country. Whether your land is sloped or square, narrow or wide, there’s not only a design that will suit, but also a floor plan that will be the perfect match.

Let’s take a look at things to consider when building a new home on a small block and some of the exclusive new home designs Dixon Homes can offer those building in New England and its surrounds.

Interior design features to incorporate

The way in which a home is decorated can work very well to making a smaller space feel that much more spacious. So if you are building a home that is a little short on the roomy side, there are plenty of interior design tips to consider. The Dixon Homes design team will also work with you to help come up with a floor plan that allows for functionality as well as space-saving ideas.

Colour palette

A light colour palette can do wonders for a small space. Painting your interior walls white, or a light neutral shade, can open everything up.


An abundance of natural light never goes astray. A fabulous floor plan will ensure that your home is designed to capture nature at its best, but when you need to incorporate additional lighting, paying attention to the position of spotlights and downlights will ensure your home has warmth and highlights the right features.

Multipurpose rooms

Whilst you may favour having separate rooms in your home designed to serve unique purposes, think multipurpose. Open planned living zones that can work in more ways than one mean you don’t lose space by adding extra walls, and your rooms will feel more spacious.

Bringing the outside in

Many of the Dixon Homes designs incorporate alfresco patios, which allow you to effectively extend rooms outside. Having a living and kitchen zone that opens out onto an outdoor room helps to create the illusion of a much bigger space.

Incorporating plenty of storage

A functional home can never have enough storage. The design team at Dixon Homes can give you plenty of options when it comes to making use of every corner and crevice. Innovative storage solutions will help your small space remain clutter-free and be far roomier than you once thought.

Quality features for all homes built

Regardless of the size of the home built, Dixon Homes guarantees that your new house will offer the space you need that suits your lifestyle. It will be built with quality in mind and will always incorporate energy-efficient design and elements that will save you and the environment over time.

Dixon Homes builds a range of new homes that perfectly caters for all block sizes. Contrary to popular belief, if you own a narrow block you do not have to compromise on space and practicality. One of the most common options to consider is a zero lot line home to efficiently use all the width of the block.

The SR2807 new home design is just one of many designs on offer. For $178 770, this 144-square-metre home is surprisingly spacious. It features four bedrooms, one bathroom and a lock up garage for one car. Requiring a lot width of only 9.66 metres, this house provides for a kitchen, living and dining zone (all open plan), and single-storey comfort.

A slightly smaller home design is the NL9602. This comes in at just under $150 000 and offers 131 square metres of living space. Incorporating three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a single lock up garage, this home is perfect for a small family. Requiring a lot width of only 9.5 metres, you’ll be amazed at what you can fit onto a small block.

If you are seeking a home that allows for outside entertaining, there are a few design options also worth taking a close look at. The NL9606 and the NL9608 are just two of the designs available for building in New England—stylish designs that incorporate an alfresco dining patio. Both of these new homes offer 141 square metres of living and at around $150 000, a lot width of 9.5 metres is all that is needed. The floor plans are almost identical with small variations in respect to the positioning and layout of the bathroom and toilet. Both have a spacious outdoor area that spills out from the open-plan kitchen, living and dining zones.

Sometimes it is the subtlest of changes to a floor plan that can make all the difference. For any of the new homes on offer, variations can be made to the floor plans, as well as additional customisations to the kitchen and bathrooms, to ensure that the whole flow of the home works for you. Owning a block of land that is smaller than your neighbours’ does not mean that you need to compromise on design features and quality. Dixon Homes is Australia’s largest builder and for over 50 years has worked with Australians to build quality homes that are fit for a lifetime. When you choose to call New England home, you can rely on the service that Dixon Homes will offer you throughout the entire building process. For what can seem like a daunting process, you’ll soon realise that with upfront and transparent pricing, a friendly and professional approach and attention to detail, your new home will be everything you ever imagined.

Building in New England with Dixon Homes is going to make the entire process enjoyable. Visit a local showroom today and take a look at the new home designs on offer, tailored for small blocks. You’ll be impressed at what you see. Guaranteed.

Contact Dixon Homes New England today to make your dream a reality.