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Two-Story House Plans
About Two-Story House Plans & 2-Story Home Floor Plans...
Two-story house plans have lots of livability, comfort, and style to offer. Designed for cost efficiency and limited land space, 2-story home plans cover everything from a simple weekend getaway to a home for a large family. The key with 2- story house plans is "building up" – stacking the levels and building them one on top of the other. Two- story home plans provide an opportunity to add a considerable amount of living space (in the form of a second level) in situations where there is a need for greater square footage, yet lot restrictions limit the width or depth of the home. This works well with narrow lot designs, for example. In essence, the square footage of homes built on limited size sites could be nearly doubled with 2-story house plans as compared to a single-level home built on the same lot. Some Victorian homes, Colonial floor plans and Cape Cod houses are 2-story home plans.
The collection of 2-story home designs featured at The House Plan Shop includes floor plans from nearly every architectural style. Examples include traditional homes, beach houses, and other multi-level house plans like story-and-a-half floor plans and home designs with lofts. Two-story house plans are popular because they are easier on the building budget requiring less foundation and roofing materials than a sprawling ranch home plan of the same square footage. Also, they can be quite accommodating when privacy and extra space are considered, ideal for a large or growing family. Some two-story plans provide peace and quiet to all the bedrooms by positioning them on the second floor away from the living areas. In other cases, the master bedroom may seek privacy from the children’s rooms. In this instance, 2-story homes may satisfy this need by placing the master bedroom on the first floor and the secondary bedrooms upstairs.
For a growing family, two-story floor plans often provide a solution to limited space. Many times, they offer additional or optional living space in the form of a second floor bonus room. For instance, a bonus room situated over the garage may be used for storage now and finished sometime in the future as a recreation room the whole family can enjoy or perhaps as another bedroom or home office. Occasionally, 2-story designs even provide attic space, a great place for storage of seasonal items and old family treasures. Fashioned to satisfy the needs of a broad range of homeowners, 2-story homes deliver a winning combination of comfort and function paired with practical features and up-to-date amenities.
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