Single story or two story? That is a question that many homeowners face when deciding to build a new log home. There are advantages to both. In this article we will cover the advantages of living in a one story home.
Safe for kids and adults
- Stairs can be challenging for the elderly.
- Single story homes are perfect for aging individuals. It gives you the freedom to move around at any age.
- Having no stairs also offers safety if you have small kids or there are mobility challenged people living in the home.
Easier to Maintain
- When it comes to maintenance, single story homes are generally easier.
- Two story homes can be more challenging to keep up. With one story homes you can access all areas of the home with a ladder and feel safe.
- Building your new home, you can save in some areas going with a one story.
- Mudrooms and laundry rooms can be combined leading to a cost savings.
- Master bathrooms and the main bath can be back to back and having them located near the kitchen can save you even more when it comes to plumbing your home.
- We all know heat rises and that may be great come winter time in heating a two story home, however cooling a two story home can take a lot more time and energy than a one story.
- Having a two story home may require having a second heating and cooling system.
- One story homes can be heated and cooled evenly saving on energy costs and keeping the money in your pocket.
Choosing a one story over a two story home is a personal preference and most likely be based on where you see yourself now and down the road. Knowing the limitations and advantages of both can help you make a decision on what matches your lifestyle the best.
Here are a few of our popular one story homes;