To Minimize Noise
Are you a parent? Do you love having your friends over to chat over drinks? Or would you like to be able to watch action movies at full volume without disturbing your kids’ sleep? A two-storey house is probably more adapted to your needs!
Are you sharing your home with teenagers or young adults and don’t want to be woken up when they come home late from a party several hours after you have gone to bed? Put their bedroom in the basement and yours on the second floor! Peace and quiet guaranteed! All the more so if you renovate to add soundproofing material, for example under the floor or in the ceiling between the two levels.
For Separate Living Areas
A good reason to choose a two-storey house is that it allows for greater separation between living areas with the kitchen and living room on the ground floor, the children’s playroom in the basement and the bedrooms on the second floor, for example. You could likewise dedicate one floor to relaxation and set up your home office for telework on another.
It is harder to create distinct zones in a single-storey dwelling, especially if it has an open-concept floor plan.
To Save Money
In cities, where space is at a premium, a two-storey house provides a large amount of square footage relative to its lot’s modest size. You will equally save money by purchasing a smaller plot of land. Therefore, for the same price as a single-level residence, you could become the happy owner of a much nicer two-storey home.
Moreover, two-storey homes typically have more eye-catching facades. By playing with shapes and dimensions, a number of residential architectural styles can be achieved whether you prefer a contemporary or more traditional-looking home.