2 Story House Plans
The majority of homes, built both today and in the past, have two story plans, as this provides a traditional layout with bedrooms on the second floor and living space below. A more modern take on the two story house plan places the master suite on the main level, making it easy to age in place later. Some 2 story house plans also feature basements that can be finished to hold more room for entertaining guests, including wet bars, exercise rooms, and more. As you can see, two story house plans are very flexible and well suited to a variety of living situations. We typically think of a single family home in the context of a large family home, but many cities boast townhomes and row houses with compact footprints for narrow lots. These can provide the convenience of two floors without the hassle of a large yard. In cities with minimal space, building up rather than out is a more affordable way to gain square footage and uses the land more efficiently. Almost any style of home can be built as a two story residence, whether contemporary, Craftsman, or traditional. Some styles, like farmhouses, usually have two stories. Inside, the sky is the limit. 2 story home plans can have open concept designs which make smart use of space, especially with island kitchens that provide casual seating at the snack bar. Like a more traditional arrangement with a formal living room? We have that, too. Take a look at our collection of 2 story floor plans and find the perfect 2 story house plan today.