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Is a One- or Two-Story Custom Home Right For You?

Custom Home

Do you want a two-story custom home or are you fine with a single floor? Of course, it depends largely on a few factors like your needs and budget.

So you’ve decided you want to build a custom home—but what’s next? Figuring out all of the little details will come about eventually, but if you haven’t already, you may need to determine the size of your home. One big size element that may not cross your mind is whether or not a one or two-story custom home is right for you. While we live in the modern age of excess wherever possible, more people are returning to single-story homes, where it may be easier to grow old, save money on the building process, or live as a minimalist with just enough room for your needs. Below are a few considerations to make when deciding between a one or two-story custom home.

Your Location

By knowing what the market looks like, especially in the geographical region you’re building in, you can make a lot more informed decisions about the home building process. When it comes to how many floors your home will have, single floor homes tend to fair better in areas with older adults looking to retire, whereas homes with two-stories are more likely to be seen among younger families who need room to grow and spread out. You’ll also want to look at the size of your land and determine whether or not you can fit everything you need within a single story on your property.

Your Needs

Next, you need to think about what’s feasible for you and your family. Two-story homes can add a lot of additional privacy thanks to all those spaces you can escape to, which is nice for families with teenagers. However, two-story homes also tend to have worse sound isolation as a result, meaning you may here stamping or loud music from above you. Depending on the size of your land, choosing to double up on floors could allow you to have more outdoor space as well, which is another big benefit for younger families who need space to grow. Finally, think about longevity and whether or not your floor plan will still be right for you in the coming decade or so, unless you’re planning on selling before that.

Your Wallet

Lastly, it’s important to remember cost. Many people may think that one-story homes are always less costly, but two-story homes often have a smaller foundation and can require less excavation. While one-story homes are less expensive in overall construction materials and take less time to build, it really depends on the overall size of the home and what kind of features you’re looking for. Taking all of the above considerations to a home builder and working alongside them to figure out eventual costs is the best route to take when it comes to what you’re going to ultimately be spending money on.

Contact Accessible Home Builders Today

Here at Accessible Home Builders, we’re proud to say we’ve been building and remodeling homes since 1994. In that time, we’ve serviced the areas of Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Selbyville, Seaford, Millsboro, Georgetown, Laurel, and more communities within Delaware. We work to guarantee a high level of professionalism, dedication, and the use of quality materials to ensure our customers have the home they deserve.

To get in touch with us, give us a call at our office at 302-663-0464, send us an email at or visit us in person at 28412 DuPont Blvd, #103 Millsboro, DE 19966. Alternatively, give our satellite office a call at 302-628-9571 which is located at 500 W. Stein Hwy. Seaford, DE 19973. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to stay updated on what we’re up to!

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