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About Two-Story House Plans & 2-Story Home Floor Plans...
Two-story house plans are designed for the sake of saving land space and being cost efficient, but this doesn’t mean they lack comfort, livability or curb appeal. Ranging in size and architectural style, 2-story house plans include everything from a simple weekend getaway to a large, yet practical family-sized home. With two-story homes, “building up” is the key. Stacking levels by building one on top of the other provides an opportunity to add square footage even when lot restrictions limit the width or depth of the home. This building method provides an opportunity to add a considerable amount of living space in the form of a second level and is typical with Narrow Lot homes. In essence, the square footage of homes built on limited sites could be nearly doubled with 2-story house plans as compared to a ranch home built on the same lot. Some Colonial house plans, Cape Cod floor plans, and Victorian home designs are 2-story house plans.
Our collection of two-story house plans features designs in nearly every architectural style ranging from Beach houses to Traditional homes. It includes other multi-level home designs such as those with lofts and story-and-a-half designs. These 2-story home plans vary in size, and they are popular to build because they are budget-friendly and require less roofing and foundation materials than a one-story home of the same square footage. Additionally, 2-story house plans are very accommodating for large and growing families when it comes to privacy and the need for extra space. Some of these designs deliver peace and quiet space to all the bedrooms by arranging them on the second floor away from the main living areas on the first floor. In other instances, the master bedroom gains privacy from the children’s rooms when the master bedroom is situated on the main level and the kids’ rooms are located on the second floor. For large families, two-story homes sometimes offer a solution to limited space. Many 2-story houses provide additional or optional living space in the form of a bonus room on the upper level. A bonus room over the garage might be perfect for storage now, but might one day be finished as a home office, guest room or hobby area. Thoughtfully designed to satisfy a wide range of needs for today’s homeowners, two-story house plans deliver a striking blend of comfort, function, practicality, special amenities and style.