The Advantages of having a First Level Master Suite

House plans with a main level master bedroom are just that – they have the master bedroom on the first floor near the main living areas of the home. There are many reasons that a main-floor master suite makes sense. Maybe your children are getting older and bedrooms on separate floors will allow more privacy for both you and them. A main-floor master suite will allow you to live on one level of your home after the kids leave, while providing guests a space to stay upstairs.

An Aging Population Needs Accessibility

More buyers/homeowners are getting older and are purchasing homes so they will not have to negotiate stairs if and when the time comes that they are physically unable to do so.

Greater privacy

Having the private spaces of your home separate from other occupants is very desirable whether the design is a one-story with bedrooms on opposite ends of the home or a two-story plan with the master bedroom on the first level and the secondary bedrooms on another level.

Multigenerational Demand

The multi-generational market segment is growing as well and becoming a housing type that we get requests for very frequently. Choose a home that has another suite on the main level if you anticipate housing a relative who has mobility issues.

Resale Value

The most sought-after type of floor plan is a main floor master or one story home. Main floor master homes are perfect for retirees with future mobility in mind, or empty nesters who no longer need to be next door to small children. This desire for a main floor master suite will ultimately increase the resale value of your home.

Saving on Heating and Cooling

Another advantage of placing the master on the main is the possibility of reducing energy use. Empty nesters that have the house to themselves on a day-to-day basis may choose to only heat or cool the main level so extraneous energy is not wasted in unused portions of the house.


There is also the benefit of choosing a plan with a patio or porch that opens off the master suite, giving you access to the outdoors.

If you’re planning to age in your home, or if you have a family member with physical challenges, these plans might be just what you’re looking for. In the end, having your master suite on the first floor is all dependent on your future intentions or current situations. Stone Castle Custom Homes offers a wide range of floor plans with or without first level master suites.

Contact us today to discuss your housing needs.

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