Monday, January 24, 2011

Ottawa Bungalow Or Two Story?

The debate is on over the best type of house - an Ottawa, Ontario bungalow or a two-story. Both obviously have their own set of advantages and disadvantages, and sometimes it is just a matter of price that determines the final decision.

If you are in your forties, or older, an Ottawa, Ontario bungalow should be considered. As retirement approaches you need to think about your health in the coming years.  Do you plan on staying in this house until you reach the ripe old age of 95 and are still able to maintain a residence? If so, there is no guarantee on how you will be able to handle stairs at an older age. Stairs can be a big burden for the elderly.

If you're young and healthy and this is a starter home for you, stairs give you a great chance to get exercise without even thinking about it. Think about all the people that have to go to a gym to make use of a stair-master piece of equipment. You'll have it in your own home for free. Going up and down stairs will become such a habit that you'll stay in better shape without even realizing that you're exercising.

Some people also like the idea of different floors for a house. There may be more of a sense of privacy and noise isolation in an Ottawa, Ontario two-story home. Many people have just been raised in a two-story home as a child and prefer it over any other kind of house.

Once you have lived in one type of house for a number of years you can get very comfortable with it. Take a look at the kind of house you have been living in and whether you are willing to consider something different, or whether you are not willing simply because you have grown accustomed  to one type of home. If you think about it, you may actually prefer another style of home over the one you're currently living in.

The price for an Ottawa, Ontario bungalow will vary according to the area of town it is an. It will also depend on how large the home is and what features it offers. The same holds true for a two-story house in Ottawa. One is not necessarily cheaper than another since there are so many variables involved.

If you'd like to talk about the different types of houses available in Ottawa and whether an Ottawa, Ontario bungalow or a two-story would be best, give me a call. I can let you know some thoughts that other clients have voiced about two-stories and bungalows that you may never have considered.

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