Perks of Single-Story Living

If you just started looking for a new home, your first decision is if you want to live on one floor or two. Heritage Custom Builders has ranch style homes for sale that are new construction with beautiful finishes at a great value.

Knowing what you want in a new home before you start the search will help make it a lot easier. Once you know the answers to questions like these below, it’s easier to choose what you want to look at:
  • Do you want to live on two floors or just one?
  • What style would best suit your needs? Colonial, A-frame, ranch or Cape Cod?
  • Are you seeking contemporary style homes or more traditional design?
  • How many bedrooms and is the master bedroom downstairs or upstairs?
  • Should laundry be on the main floor or in the basement?
  • Do you prefer a large backyard or a small, more manageable lot?

If you’re looking for experienced homebuilders in Saratoga County, NY, think of Heritage Custom Builders. We’ve worked with lots of homebuyers who have faced these questions while helping them choose single family homes. What works best is to tackle these choices one by one. Sometimes making a good list of pros and cons is a good way to narrow things down and get clear about what will work for you.

Let’s start with the first question we mentioned – two floors or one floor? Below, you’ll find a list of advantages for ranch styles homes to help you decide whether a single-story home is right layout for you.

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Benefits of Ranch Style Homes

Ranch style homes are a popular option among homebuyers of all ages – and for good reason. There are many great perks and benefits to having everything on just one floor.

Open Floor Plans

Open floor plans are sought after today and ranch style homes are ideal for this type of layout. With only one floor, rooms can feature vaulted ceilings which create a wonderful sense of openness and space. Rooms don’t need dividing walls normally necessary to support a second floor. That’s why our ranch style homes for sale have floor plans that feel very spacious and have a nice flow between different areas.


For lots of people, from families with young children to seniors, single-story houses are ideal. Stairs can be challenging and make certain essential parts of a home inaccessible to individuals. Living on one floor, you won’t worry about accidents and family members or guests who might fall down the stairs or struggle to make it to the second floor.

More Energy Efficient

In most cases, heating and cooling a ranch style home is easier and more efficient than it is to regulate the temperature of a multi-story dwelling. HVAC systems for one story homes are less complex and expensive than for Colonials or Capes. And both warm and cold air typically flow more naturally through single-story, open floor plans.

Resale Value

Ranch style homes for sale appeal to buyers of all ages. From young, first-time homebuyers to empty nesters and retired individuals, many prefer the convenience of single-story living. This makes ranches highly valuable from a resale perspective. Even if you don’t plan to sell your home for a long time, this is an important factor to keep in mind.

Ranches by Heritage Custom Builders

Heritage Custom Builders currently has three charming communities in Saratoga County, NY where you can buy the ranch home of your dreams. Whether you decide to live in Heritage Pointe in Clifton Park, Mourningkill Meadows in Ballston Spa or Timber Creek Preserve in Ballston Lake, there are a variety of layouts to choose from.

All our single-family houses are built with high quality materials that are meant to last and have superb appeal. Each home has an attached two-car garage and a walkway to the front door. Many styles sport gabled roofs and lots of windows for plenty of natural light inside.

With loads of options and upgrades available, you might choose stone detail on the front elevation and a landscaping package that creates an impressive yard your family will love. Luxurious carpeting, wood floors, granite counter tops and more indicate your new ranch style home will be well designed and finely finished. Browse photos to see new properties and discover one that’s right for you.

Ready to Look at Ranch Style Homes for Sale by Heritage Custom Builders? Call today at (518) 348-0931.