The Benefits of Downstairs Master Bedrooms: A Luxury Home Builder’s Perspective


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As a luxury custom home builder, I have almost always built master bedrooms on the first floor of a new home, when square footage allows. Now, especially with the population getting older, almost everyone wants a first floor master bedroom, and the reasons and benefits are plentiful, as I’ve always known.

Maturing home owners enjoy having the most important rooms of their home downstairs, including their master bedroom. Bad knees or bad backs make walking upstairs a chore, or even a literal pain. Even younger luxury custom home owners are building with the future in mind, with downstairs master bedrooms. Of course, for the disabled, or those with certain illnesses, a downstairs master suite is a necessity rather than an option.

In some cases, parents of babies and toddlers choose to sleep in an upstairs bedroom close to the children until the little ones get a little older, then the parents move to the first floor master suite. In this case, the downstairs master bedroom is often temporarily employed as a playroom, conveniently close to all the other living areas on the first floor.

Parents with teenagers, or parents with visiting young adult children, enjoy having their bedrooms on a completely different floor, and I am pretty sure the teenagers like this as well! It gives everyone a bit more privacy, and gives the parents some peace and quiet.

I am seeing a trend in multi-generational living, with three generations living under one roof. With this type of family dynamic, a guest bedroom on the first floor, if your lot size allows, is ideal. Even if your senior parents don’t live with you, it’s more than convenient to have a bedroom on the first floor for when they visit.

If you are considering building a luxury custom home, give me a call at 972-429-1074, or visit my website. I am a Certified Green Professional and have Green Built Texas Builder certification, as well as having 34 years of experience as a luxury custom home builder. Alford Homes builds in Preston Hollow, the Park Cities, and other high end neighborhoods in the Dallas area.


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