If you wish to live in a place where you can do as you please (within reason) without interference from or to neighbors, then you should opt for a single-family home. Here are some of the privacy-related benefits of single-family homes:
The Attic Is Yours to Use As You See Fit
If you have never lived in a house where the attic is yours and you can do with it as you please, then you may not know just how important this space can be. There are so many things you can do in an attic, but only if you have the freedom to do them, and you won't have this freedom if you are living in, say, an apartment. Here are some of the things you can do in an attic:
- You can use it as a gaming room
- You can use it as a home library
- You can create a home cinema in the attic
- You can use it as a home office
You Can Hold Parties in the Yard
Another advantage of living in a single-family home is that you also own the entire yard and the entire compound is yours, and this can give you an unrivaled level of privacy. This is rarely the case with attached properties. You don't need anyone's permission to hold a pool party (assuming you have a swimming pool) or have a barbecue in the yard. In fact, with an adequate privacy fence, you can even go skinny dipping in the pool without worrying about curious neighbors or offending anyone.
Less Risk of Interference from Neighbors
If you are not living in a single-family home, then it means at least one of your walls is connected to another person's house. This means you will be susceptible to their activities and events, and they can greatly interfere with your life. Living next to a neighbor who is always holding parties or practicing their drumming skills is not easy, especially if you don't live the same kind of lifestyle.
Extra Room for Your Stuff and Family
Lastly, living in a single-family home generally entitles you to a bigger space than living in an attached home. Most single-family homes have their own garages, storage space, basement and even empty yard space that you can use to store your stuff. With enough square footage, you may even be able to build a portable storage shed for your kids' bikes or a kennel for your puppy. You may not have the freedom to do any of those things in an attached home where resources are being shared.