The other day, I stood at the edge of my small yard attempting to figure out where I might place a child’s swing set.
I found that I didn’t have many options. My deck takes up a portion of the yard, while trees line the border.
I’m sure I’ll figure out a spot and still have room for my two dogs to run around, but it would be easier if my yard was a bit bigger.
That line of thinking, of course, led to thoughts of moving. But, where to and what style house would I buy?
Right now, we live in a three-bedroom colonial. I grew up in a three-bedroom ranch-style house.
I like the colonial, but I think I’d like my next house to be only one story. From what I’ve found, builders usually build ranch-style homes on larger lots since single-story structures tend to have a wider footprint than colonials.
On the other hand, two-floors offer more privacy. If you’re having friends over, you only really need to clean the first floor.
Still, I kind of appreciate the compactness of a ranch.
Which do you prefer, ranch-style or colonial?