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One or two story homes?

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Of those of you who have one story homes, would you prefer to have a 2 story, and vice versa, of those of you who have a two story, would you prefer to have a one story? My husband and I are having a discussion about whether we want a 1 or 2 story home. He would like to have more space laid out over 1 story, whereas I'd like to have more space going up, rather than out. Are there advantages, other than having to climb stairs? P.S. No more kids at home - last one left for college in August, so no babies to worry about.

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We used to live in an old house that had 3 floors and a dark, gross basement. Lugging the laundry up and down that basement stairway was a real pain -- the basket was wider than the staircase, which resulted in lots of scraped knuckles.

Now we live in a bungalow, and I love it. The laundry room is right across the hall from the bedroom :-) Our basement has patio doors that open out to the backyard, so it's bright and open down there. And we've got a 500 sq.ft loft that's drywalled but currently inaccessible due to the lack of a stairway. That's a future project!!

So I guess technically, we have 3 useable floors, but most of our time is spent on the main level.

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