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November 15, 2017
New Home Know How: Advantages to 1st-Floor Owners Suites
New Home Know How: Advantages to 1st-Floor Owners Suites

There are several advantages to choosing a floor plan with the Primary Bedroom or Owner's Suite on the main floor. First Floor Owners Suite plans are in greater demand from our buyers and these are the top reasons why:  

Energy efficiency

Dual heating and cooling zones allow homeowners to program their zones for use. If the second floor isn't being used as often, empty nester or "near" empty nesters, can still have space for family, but can keep energy costs down by only having to heat/cool a smaller area of their home.  

Age in Place

Many would love to stay in their home well into the age where being on one floor is more ideal. Having a First Floor Owners Suite early in the ownership of your home allows you to keep living in your home when stairs could become a challenge later in life.

Multi-Generational Families

Many families take shape over time to include extended family members. There are times when grandparents join their children and grandchildren to become one home. Often older children return for a time to live with their parents while they are in transition from one season to the next. Building a home with a First Floor Owners Suite allows for more flexibility when the dynamics of your family change.  

Our Space, Your Space

Modern technology is such that young children can be monitored with audio AND visual baby monitors. Parents with younger children can choose a first-floor Owners Suite home plan for privacy while still keeping a close eye on their young ones! Many of our plans offer an additional loft space on the second floor which can become like a second family room.  

We offer a variety of First Floor Bedroom Plans in many of our new home communities. Click the photos below to learn more about our first-floor bedroom and main living plans.

Bancroft II






Townsend Grand

Townsend II

Townsend III

Townsend IV


CraftMaster Homes is one of Richmond’s leading homebuilders, voted Builder of the Year five times in a row. We build new homes in Chesterfield, Midlothian, Mechanicsville and Hanover. Contact us today to get your design started.