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Upstairs or Downstairs Master Bedroom: Pros and Cons

randk-gallery-112619-IMG_4128Should the master bedroom be upstairs or downstairs in a two-story home? This is a question that is worth some consideration, especially if you are currently, or are soon to be, working with Greensboro custom home builders on new home design. There are some definite pros and cons to each option.

Pros to a Downstairs Master Bedroom:

  • When you’re tired at the end of the day, you don’t have to climb any stairs to go to bed.
  • You have more space between your room and the kids’ rooms, which may be ideal if you have older children who tend to live loud.
  • If there are no children or any other family members living upstairs, there’s no need to heat or cool the upper level.
  • It can be an ideal guest room since a master bedroom will typically have its own bathroom and can work as a private suite.
  • More easily accessible for you and your partner as you age or when you have older guests such as aging parents.

Cons to a Downstairs Master Bedroom:

  • Being closer to the living area means noise levels could be higher.
  • There’s less privacy in a downstairs master bedroom as proximity to living spaces means more people walking by.
  • The upstairs activity above your bedroom could disturb you.
  • You might feel that you are too far away from young children if their bedrooms are upstairs and yours is downstairs.
  • If you have a baby or young child who gets up at night, you’ll be traipsing up and down the stairs multiple times each night when you’re tired.

Pros to an Upstairs Master Bedroom:

  • Some people feel safer while sleeping on the second level.
  • There’s more privacy away from living areas and up off the ground level.
  • If you live somewhere with a view, such as in the mountains or on the water, you’ll most likely have a better view from the second level.

Cons to an Upstairs Master Bedroom:

  • You’re closer to the children at night, which could mean more noise when you’re trying to sleep.
  • You’ll have less privacy from children or guests.
  • As you age it may become increasingly difficult to go up and down the stairs.
  • When you’re tired at the end of a long day you’ll have to climb the stairs in order to get to your bed.

Designing a Home with Greensboro Custom Home Builders

One of the biggest benefits of a custom home is that you can have it your way. Your master bedroom can be upstairs or downstairs, depending on your personal preference. Discuss your thoughts with your builder and get some insight from their experience as one of the best Greensboro custom home builders. Each family has their own needs when it comes to the location of the master bedroom. There’s no right or wrong choice here, just the choice that is best for you.

Interested in building a custom home? Call R&K Custom Homes today at (336) 643-3503 to schedule a free consultation. You can also visit our website and click the “Contact” tab on the right side of the screen to fill out a contact request and we will be in touch.