What is the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking about a ranch-style home? Well, if you are like the rest of the Americans, you are probably thinking about those homes from the 50s and 60s, those that have just one story, open concepts interiors, wide yards, etc. And, even though these homes are from the ‘past’, they are still considered to be quite modern. This is because they are easily customizable, practical, and rather easy to build. Moreover, these homes are perfect for both small and big families as the number of rooms can keep on growing whenever there is a need for them. Hopefully, all these benefits of a ranch-style home were enough to persuade you to either build or buy a ranch-style home for yourself. But, if they haven’t, we are not worried as you will definitely be persuaded after reading this.
There are many attractive houses and buildings on the globe you might want to move to. Some are big, some are small, some are colorful, some are edgy, etc. All those living spaces are attractive and unique in their own way. However, one thing is for sure, ranch-style homes are the most attractive of them all. And, their attractiveness lies in simplicity and your ability to do whatever you want with them. Because of that, it is said that these homes are perfect for aging in place. You can use them when you are single, when you have a family, when you are a businessman, or when you are a retiree. Moreover, you can create whatever kind of flow you want inside – that is, you can make it attractive to your own standards. So, because of all these reasons, we can all agree that this attractiveness is one of the biggest benefits of a ranch-style home.
Larger and More Open Space
Did you know that two or three-story homes need several hundred square feet just for the stairs? And, did you know that that space around the stairs is often left completely wasted? If you didn’t, well, now you know. With ranch-style homes, you don’t have this waste of space because everything is on one floor. You don’t have to climb the stairs to go to another room, you just need to go through the doorway. Because of this, ranch-style homes are simply larger and more open.
And, yes, having an open concept floor plan is the main characteristic of these types of homes, but, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have any separated rooms or other areas. Just as previously mentioned, you can do with them whatever you want. If there is a need for you to close one place of the home, the home’s floor plan will allow you to do so. You can add an extra bedroom or bathroom, you can even create more storage to streamline your home – it is up to you. Finally, if you need to put away the clutter, favorable storage solutions are available just a phone call or an email away. Thus, there is no need to worry about this.
Can Be Found Anywhere and for a Cheap Price
Maybe one of the biggest benefits of ranch-style homes is the fact that they can be found anywhere. Yes – anywhere! Since they have so many good sides, they are rather popular everywhere across the USA. Of course, you can’t see them much in metropolitan cities and downtown centers, but all suburbs, countrysides, and secluded neighborhoods have them. Furthermore, experienced and trained professionals from Heavenly Moving and Storage will relocate your belongings easily to the new home location.
But, do not let their ‘popularity’ scare you! Just because they are popular and wanted by the majority of people, that doesn’t mean that they are expensive. Quite the contrary! Because they are so simple and practical, their price is usually rather cheap. For instance, the average size ranch-style home in the US can cost anywhere between $200,000 and $500,000. The prices vary, of course, depending on the state and the city they are in.
Easy to Maintain
If you want to buy a house and if your only condition is that it is easy to maintain, we can say that you can’t go wrong if you choose the ranch-style home. Yes, you don’t even have to see it in person to know how easy it is to maintain. This applies to everything – from simple everyday things like cleaning to more complex ones like repainting.
First, think about the cleaning part. You will not have to drag that vacuum up and down the stairs. Also, you will not have to clean two separate floors, etc. Then, think about fixing broken things, or renovating – since everything is on one floor you will not have to use the ladder to reach the top part of the house, you will not have to drag your heavy working equipment and tools upstairs, etc. Moreover, some experts even say that fixing plumbing, heating, cooling, electricity, etc., is much easier done when everything is located on one story too. So, is there a better benefit of a ranch-style home than this one? Probably not.
Safe and Easy to Evacuate
Of course, we would all love to live in a massive $10,500,000 Lakefront Mansion. It is huge, modern, expensive, etc. However, there are still people who would take ranch-style homes over mansions any day. They would take them for all the previously mentioned reasons.
But, they would also take them for the safety they provide. As ranch-style homes are one-story, open concept floor plan homes, there is no need to worry about the children and the elderly walking up and down the stairs. Moreover, these homes have some of the strongest, and thus, the safest structures. This makes them ideal for areas prone to natural disasters as well. So, we can agree, once again, that thanks to all these benefits of ranch-style homes, you cannot go wrong when building or buying one.