When it comes to shopping for and ultimately choosing a new home, you have lots of decisions to make and lots of options to choose from. Whether you’re building your own custom home or you’re browsing existing homes that are on the market, one decision you’ll have to make is whether you want the master bedroom in your home upstairs or downstairs.
Believe it or not, this can be a challenging choice to make. Both master bedroom locations offer certain benefits and perks.
Here, we’ll cover some of the reasons you may want to consider buying a home with a master bedroom downstairs.
3 Benefits of Downstairs Master Bedrooms
Having the master bedroom downstairs is convenient for a number of reasons. First off, when initially setting up your home you don’t have to lug all of your bedroom furniture upstairs.
Living in a home with a downstairs bedroom, you’re just steps from the kitchen and the main living space. That means it’s much easier to keep an eye on things (young children, things cooking on the stove, etc.) even if you have to run to the bedroom for something. It also means you don’t have to run upstairs every time you need something or forget something in your room as you’re headed out the door.
Need a break from the kids? Have a house full of overnight guests around the holidays and need a few minutes to yourself? Having the master bedroom downstairs gives you a bit of extra privacy and seclusion, away from the other bedrooms in the house. This can be a very welcome thing every once in awhile. (Plus, it makes it easy to sneak into the kitchen for a midnight snack without anyone else noticing!)
3. Resale Value
Homes with downstairs master bedrooms have become widely appealing. They are ideal for young families with small children, aging empty nesters who would prefer to avoid frequent trips up and down stairs, and everyone in between. This means when it comes time to move out and sell your home down the road, you’re likely to have plenty of buyers interested in purchasing your home!
Interested In Buying a Home With a Downstairs Master Bedroom In Upstate NY’s Capital Region?
If you are interested in relocating to the greater Capital Region and you’re in the market for a home with a downstairs master bedroom, Heritage Builders can help! Whether you’re looking to build your own custom home with a downstairs master, or you’re interested in purchasing an existing home, our team can guide you.
Looking for ideas? Check out our gallery of home models with downstairs master bedrooms! A number of our floor plans include this feature.