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To Build or Not To Build: One-story vs. Two-Story Home

Once upon a time in the early 2000's our company used to build huge two-story homes that people loved, however tastes changed and the housing trend went from two-story everything to highly desired single level homes. So we adapted and started building a number of one-story homes, which became our new M.O. And we noticed that when we held grand openings or open houses for our new homes, people walking through would comment something along the lines of: "It's so nice that it's one-story!" or "Thank goodness, no stairs!" and even the occasional "We are looking for a one-story home because our stairs have become too much of a hassle or don't match the needs of our family."

Whether you are building or buying a home, you are going to take into consideration the number of levels you want. So lets run through a list of the great and not so great aspects about each option.
ONE-STORY HOMES Pros:
Lets point out the obvious: you don't have to haul y…

Building a Modern Farmhouse Style Home

I know, “modern farmhouse” sounds slightly ironic and perhaps a bit like an oxymoron, such as: small crowd, act natural, or random order. However, this style is currently the top exterior design trend sweeping our country. It calls upon traditional designs mingled with modern textures; a family-friendly, classic feel with a contemporary twist! It is not country living, rather country-inspired living. Sleek, clean lines with cozy elements etch the modern farmhouse look including: polished horizontal and vertical wood sidings, a full or partial metal roof, and the tasteful use of contrasting colors. Porches, columns, and stone accents all unify to develop this standalone style. 



The key to attaining this visual aesthetic is comfort. Designing the home in a way that has the sophistication and elegance of contemporary architecture, but also invites you to come inside and enjoy a warm chocolate chip cookie fresh out of the oven. Country and industrial elements should be identified inside an…