June 27th, 2013 | More in Home Buying

Advantages of a Single Story Ranch Home over a Two-Story

The La Belle IV Palm Harbor Manufactured HomeThe La Belle IV is a beautiful home with 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2847 Sq. Ft.

When looking for a new home, most people have a mental picture of their perfect house. Many people think of a two-story home as their ideal family home. If you are thinking a two-story home may be a good fit for you, take a moment to look at the great advantages of a single story ranch. While two-story homes have their appeal, there are an overwhelming number of positive aspects of owning a single-story manufactured house.

Beautiful & Functional

Palm Harbor Homes has a wide variety of one-story homes that are both beautiful and increase family functionality. While it may seem like two stories would give you a more space, there is actually a loss of usable space from staircases and the need for additional bathrooms. A single story can efficiently use every single square foot to add to your living space.

Better Bathroom Access

Nothing can be more frustrating than having to run up and down the stairs to use the bathroom, or have even more bathrooms to clean. One-story homes need fewer bathrooms because they are more accessible. That means less clean up, and more space for the things you really need.

More Ceiling Options

You can get much more creative with ceiling options when you have a one-story home. You can have much taller ceilings or install a stunning skylight. Really, the sky is the limit when you aren’t confined by another story.

Increased Energy Efficiency

A one-story home is much cheaper to heat and cool than its two-story counterpart. With two stories, you will have floors that have different heating and cooling needs. That often necessitates two separate HVAC systems. That HVAC adidtion alone will cost you a pretty penny. The even airflow of a one story home means lower energy costs through out the year and more money stays in your pocket.

No matter what sort of home you are dreaming of, Palm Harbor Homes has a wide variety of custom choices, floor plans, and design options, you can truly make a home your own.

 If you have questions about any of Palm Harbor’s one-story floor plans, contact us today at 1-888-466-3718. We would be happy to assist you.

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