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One Story Floor Plans

One story house plans are convenient and economical, as a more simple structural design reduces building material costs. Single story house plans are also more eco-friendly because it takes less energy to heat and cool, as energy does not dissipate throughout a second level. Because they are well suited to aging in place, 1 story house plans are better suited for Universal Design. The number of stairs is minimized or eliminated, making it easier to navigate the home on foot or in a wheelchair, and one level makes for easier upkeep. Although one story house plans can be compact, square footage does not have to be minimal. Ranch homes can be rambling on a wide lot, as can Mediterranean homes that feature courtyards and plenty of outdoor living space. Styles better suited to a smaller one story home are Cape Cod, Cottage, and Bungalow, which are quaint and cozy with distinct architectural details. Single story house plans often need to be constructed on a larger lot, as it takes more land to build out rather than up, but this could be the perfect opportunity to maximize outdoor living space. Add a large patio at the rear, or possibly a pool to entertain children and guests. Related collections: Ranch House Plans , House Plans with Master Suite on Main Level , Green House Plans , Cape Cod House Plans , Cottage House Plans , and Bungalow House Plans