What could be better than your own home? Many of us dream of owning such a home. When building or buying a country house, the question often arises: a one-story or two-story house: which is better? The answer may not be so simple, so there are a number of factors to consider in order to make the right decision. The number of floors in the house affects not only how it looks from the outside, but also the comfortable movement of its residents inside the building, as well as year-round maintenance (communications, heating, lighting, payments, etc.).
There are many benefits of one-story houses:
The arrangement of the stairs is not required here. Residents of the house do not need to climb stairs to move from room to room. This is not only convenient, but also a safe alternative for families with small children and the elderly.
Providing uninterrupted living space. In houses of this kind without flights of stairs, there is more free space.
No noise from upper level traffic. There is no second floor, which means that there are no noise effects from the movement of residents on it.
Ease of evacuation. In case of unforeseen situations (fire, emergency) exit from a one-story house will be easier, simpler, safer. If a fire blocks any upper level exits in a two-story home, evacuation can be much more difficult.
Ease of access to gutters. In a home with only one floor built, the gutters are much easier to clean. In addition, it is easier to reach the windows when they need to be cleaned.