Whether you are buying your first home or your last home, there are a lot of reasons why you’ll love single-level living. Life is easier and safer in a single-level home from cleaning and maintenance to entertaining and moving between indoor and outdoor spaces.
One of the reasons homeowners love single-level living is the ease of moving from one area of the home to another. Imagine all the trips up and down stairs in a multi-level home carrying laundry, a vacuum, a heavy suitcase or furniture that are done with ease in a single-level home. No more dreading navigating the stairs in the middle of the night to get a glass of water from the kitchen or running back upstairs to get something you forgot in the bedroom when you’re trying to leave the house.
Open concept living areas with more natural light are another advantage of single-level living. Higher ceilings with taller windows allow more natural light into the living areas which is an important and healthy aspect of biophilic home design.
Single-level homes with minimal or no stairs to a patio or deck make it easy to move between indoor and outdoor spaces and incorporate them into your daily lifestyle. Whether you’re entertaining or just relaxing in private, having easy access from the main living area of your home to an outdoor space makes your home much more versatile and enjoyable to live in.
Cleaning your home is much easier in a single-level home. You don’t have to lug a vacuum up and down stairs or buy an extra one to keep on the second floor. There usually aren’t as many walls and baseboards and it’s easier to move from one room to the next.
Exterior home maintenance is also easier with a single-level home as it doesn’t require tall ladders or other safety risks to clean and maintain windows, gutters and siding.
Another reason you’ll love single-level living is that it's safer. You won’t have to stress about anyone taking a tumble down the stairs. And, it's much more convenient to get something from the kitchen in the middle of the night without having to navigate a stairway. If you have aging pets, they'll also be much happier not having to go up and down stairs every day.
No stairs also means easier evacuation in case of fire. It’s easier and safer to evacuate from a bedroom patio door or window in a single-level home if necessary while keeping the bedroom door closed for protection.
Single-level living means you can live in your home through retirement without having to worry about your knees giving out from going up and down stairs. If you buy or build in a 55+ community, you will have a great selection of floorplans designed for aging in place. That can mean wider doorways and minimal or no steps between indoor and outdoor areas. Being able to easily access indoor and outdoor spaces can make all the difference in how you feel about your home and your life as you age.
With millions of Baby Boomers retiring each year, there will continue to be a high demand for single-level homes making it easier and faster to sell your home should you ever need to.
Epcon Communities builds luxury single-level homes in communities throughout the country. We offer floorplans from 1,300 to over 3,000 square feet with 2-4 bedrooms and most of our communities include resort-style amenities, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your lifestyle.
If you’re considering buying or building a home in a 55+ community, contact us to learn more about our luxury ranch homes and low-maintenance lifestyle that frees up your time so you can make the most of your life every day.