As homebuyers are staying in their homes longer than they used to, there are several reasons why this might make sense for you as a long-term homeowner. As you explore new home floorplans, take a second look at a plan with the main level bedroom and consider these ideas:
- Multi-generations are now increasingly living together.
A main level bedroom will be an ideal arrangement for those families with parents or in-laws looking to live all under one roof. Whether they currently have mobility issues or not, taking the stairs out of the equation will be a benefit and they’ll appreciate feeling like they’re a part of the family.
We have buyers looking at the ease of a main level bedroom for themselves years down the road. As you mature, being able to remain in your home without having to deal with stairs is a popular “aging in place” concept. It allows you easy and safe access to the rooms you’ll use every day. In the meantime, it makes a great, private guest suite or home office!
- Caring for aging family members.
A main level bedroom and bath will provide privacy and comfort for aging members of your family. Whether today, or sometime down the road, knowing that you have a dedicated space to accommodate family members with mobility or disability issues will bring a lot of peace of mind.
- Home office anyone?
Home offices are now coveted real estate as the merging of working and living space gains momentum and popularity. Whether you’re currently working from home, or have an occasional need of a home office, a private space on your main level can be an ideal solution to meet that need – simply close the door, work undisturbed and Zoom your day away!
- No Stress Access.
Its easy to see ourselves as we are now, but who know what the future brings. A main level bedroom allows for easier mobility and one level living. It’s simply more convenient.
- Less maintenance cost.
A main level bedroom, offering you the ability to reside entirely on one level of your home, will increase the energy efficiency of your home and potentially decrease your heating, cooling, and electricity expenditures since those are now focused on the main level.
We’re always modifying our floorplan designs to meet the lifestyle needs of our homeowners. In recent years, we’ve seen a heightened interest in floorplans with an owner’s bedroom on the main level of the home, offering easy, single-level access to the other primary living spaces.