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One story house plans: Pros & cons

by Bret Evans 07/24/2022

Among the myriad factors to consider in building or buying a new home, deciding between multi-story or one-story house plans is one of the first decisions you’ll encounter. Single-story house plans come in plenty of different architectural styles, sizes and floor plans, potentially fitting the needs of many potential homeowners.

However, one-story house plans have disadvantages to consider as well. But, how do you know if a one-story house is right for you?

One-story house plan pros

  • Perfect for open floor plans: If you’re in the market for an airy, open-concept home, single-story designs provide the perfect starting point.
  • Easy to clean and maintain: There are cleaning and maintenance advantages to single-story homes, such as the ability to use robotic vacuum cleaners to cover the entire square footage of the house.
  • Accessibility advantages: Young children, elders and people with mobility hurdles or disabilities benefit from single-story homes because they don’t have to worry about getting up and down flights of stairs.

One-story house plan cons

  • Less separation between shared and private spaces: single-story homes have every room on one level, which means bedrooms are relatively much closer to shared spaces like kitchens, living rooms and entryways.
  • Often built on smaller lots: Homes built on a single-story take up more lot space, and therefore leave less room for outside living areas like backyards, porches and patios.
  • Ground-level disadvantages: In some locations, having your bedroom at ground level can be extremely noisy and uncomfortable. You might not find it ideal having street and foot traffic right outside your window.

Is a single-story house plan right for you? Only you can decide, but considering these key pros and cons will help you make the most informed decision.

About the Author
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Bret Evans

Bret D. Evans is a real estate industry veteran, a 24-year successful career in an incredibly competitive environment.  As a native to the Bay Area and a homeowner in San Mateo County, his knowledge of the Peninsula’s residential real estate market is extensive and unparalleled.

Bret prides himself on giving his clients the most precise and up-to-date feedback on the state of the market, market trends, and comparable sales and property values; and providing clients with a realistic outlook on what they can expect to achieve in today’s market.

His many years of experience purchasing, owning, selling and renting properties, allows Bret to provide exceptional insight and knowledge at every level of the real estate transaction.  He has built a reputation for providing trustworthy, well-researched advice to his clients and is passionate about providing the best possible service.

Clients choose to work with Bret for his full-service, ethics, experience, and expertise.  He consistently displays his ability to satisfy clients in the buying and selling of their homes. His strong base of loyal repeat customers is the reason why Bret has been successful in the real estate industry.

In an ever-changing market, Bret is with you every step of the way!