The single-story home has exploded in popularity in recent years. Perhaps it’s due in part to the massive Baby Boomer population that’s buying 1-story homes for retirement.
But retirees and seniors aren’t the only ones who love single story properties. Communities for all ages have been building more one-story houses and condos in recent years to keep up with demand.
This one seems obvious, but it shouldn’t be overlooked. Think of the relief you’ll feel when you don’t have to worry about getting aging parents or grandparents up and down the stairs during holiday gatherings.
Stairs not only pose a threat to older individuals, but children and toddlers can get injured going up and down stairs, as well.
Adults love the no-stair floorplan too, because now you don’t have to carry laundry baskets and furniture up or down the flight of stairs. Moving into a 1-story home is also much easier than a 2-story or 3-story home, especially if you’re doing it yourself.
People who enjoy entertaining guests also benefit from living in a one-story home. Everyone can get together and have plenty of space for socializing, eating and being entertained.
Another reason people like single story properties are that some come with taller windows and therefore, more natural light shines into the home.