(Closed) One or two story homes: your preference

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: What would you prefer, one or two story home?
    One story : (56 votes)
    26 %
    Two story : (156 votes)
    74 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @candy11:  I have a two story, and see myself living in one until I downsize and purchase my “last” home. I want to have a one story when I’m retired and stuff so I can live there a long time and have it be accessible in old age. Until then, I like having the sleeping quarters away from kitchen/living areas.

    Oh and I should add that where I live, climate has nothing to do with it really. I live in Canada where we have to heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. Not sure if that factors in to some people’s decision.

    Good luck on your search 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    My husband and I both prefer one story homes in general, but wouldn’t be opposed to two-story. Our dream home is a one story though.

    Post # 5
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    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    One.

    Post # 6
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    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m not a fan of ranch style homes but I will take whatever I can get — I am SO done with apartment living!

    Post # 7
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I would prefer a rancher so, of course, I live in a 3-level townhome.  LOL  I had no idea what a pain in the ass steps would be.  After we renovate my DH’s home we’ll move move in there and either sale or rent the TH.  His house is a 2-story but only the bedrooms and a master bath are upstairs and there is a bedroom on the first floor too.  I’ve already told him we’ll also move the washer/dryer onto the main level so we won’t have to go to the basement to do laundry. 

    Something else I found that I hate?  Cathedral ceilings.  Have to hire someone to paint them and even change the battery in my smoke alarm.  Hate, hate, hate those high ceilings!

    Post # 8
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think it depends on the area. My old college roommates were from Ventura, CA and they said most homes there are what I call a “ranch.” A ranch to us is a one-story home. Where I live almost every home is a two-story and the one-story home are built in the 55+ communities or are very small.

    Post # 9
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    9083 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    I prefer two story homes but I live in a one story.

    Post # 10
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Hrm, I don’t REALLY have a preference.  I think it’s nicer to have 2 stories and have the bedrooms away, but it’s also nice to have 1 story and everything is a bit easier to get around – also, a lot of the 2 stories down South seem to have the “master down” so, really, it’s kind of like a ranch anyway until you have kids and they’re upstairs (this I think is super weird, but I guess I’ll just have to get used to it lol). 

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    It depends on my stage of life. Darling Husband and I built a house a little over a year ago, and its one story with a bonus room upstairs. We are expecting our first baby, and while we have very small children we’d like to all be on one floor since I have safety concerns about stairs/little babies. We *almost* bought a two story house but stopped short because every bedroom except the master was upstairs, and the stairs were steep. However, after we are finished having kids and they are a bit bigger… two story all the way.

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Considering I’ve lived on either the seond floor or third floor of an apt the last 4 years… our house will be one story. No more stairs for me! haha

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I don’t really have a preference.  We currently live in a one story but growing up I mostly lived in two stories.  Both have theirs pros and cons.

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Lily_of_the_valley:  +1 I feel ya! Fiance and I are living in a tiny condo right now. I can’t wait til he is done with his PhD and we can go buy a real house!

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I definitely prefer two story homes! For some reason they feel more homey to me. 

    Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    2 storey (btw, am I spelling it correct, right?  It seems weird that so many posts above missed the e ETA – Story is American).

    I want a decent sized house, and land costs money.  You can get better value with a 2 storey home.  I think it can also cut down on noise if one person is up while another sleeps.

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