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Deciding Between One Story or Two Story

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Deciding Between One Story or Two Story

family of three smiling inside their new homeWhen looking for new homes for sale, there are lot of things to consider. The first thing to think about is whether or not you want a one-story or two-story house. Santana Custom Homes has many options for either layout. Picking the ideal layout for your home helps you take the first step toward narrowing down your search. But how do you decide what kind of layout to get? Two things you can look at to help you decide is the safety and space afforded by each design.

Safety Comes into Play

Regardless of what kind of home you want, safety is always a concern. That is not to say that either design may be safer than another. But depending on your family, one may be a better choice than another. Both types of homes have advantages to consider. A one-story home will allow you to see where everyone is fairly quickly. If you have toddlers, then this is the ideal way to supervise without worry. In addition, a one-story has less chances of a toddler having a serious fall. There will be very little for them to fall off from as there will be not stairs to entice them. While a two-story home is not any less safe than a one-story, stairs can be risky for toddlers or small children. There are safety gates that you can purchase of course, but they are not foolproof. In addition, you may not be able to see where they are quickly. However, with a two-story home, you may be able to control the range of your toddler.

Keep Space in Mind

The size of your family determines how much space you will need. Now, if you have a small family, then a one-story home will probably work fine. Most one-story homes for sale have three bedrooms. There are layouts that are bigger, but it usually requires more land, as the one-story home must stretch out rather than build up. This usually drives the price up as well. However, if you have a large family of five or more, then a two-story home may be better.  With a two-story home, you can usually get more space. Most of our layouts have four bedrooms. They also separate the rooms so you can decide to take the master on the lower floor and have the kids upstairs. The can help cut down on noise.  

Succeed with New Homes For Sale

Finding the perfect home for you and your family can be tough, but one way to narrow down the search is to decide what kind of home you want. Getting a one-story home might be better for a smaller family, or one just starting out with small children. While a two-story might be better for a larger family with older kids. Regardless of what you decide, pick the layout that will serve your family best. Understanding some of the pros and cons of safety and space are for both layout can help you decide. Santana Custom Homes can help you find the perfect new homes for sale. Contact us today.