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Blog Archive for January, 2019

Upstairs Downstairs…Do You Prefer One or Two Stories?

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: January 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Upstairs Downstairs…Do You Prefer One or Two Stories?


There are so many considerations to be made when shopping for a house…and a major decision can be whether or not to go with a single-story – often called a ranch style or bungalow – or a two-story home. Many times, this is simply a personal decision – one may be more appealing than the other. If you’re on the fence as to which type to buy, our list of pros for each may help you:

Single-story pros:
1. Every day cleaning is easier since, basically, it’s all on one floor…no lugging laundry, cleaning supplies or the vacuum cleaner up and down the stairs.
2. They’re often safer for the younger – and the older – set. Let’s face it. Stairs can be troublesome to some who have limited or no mobility. If you have very little children or elderly adults living with you, they may be more comfortable not needing to navigate a flight of steps all day long. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Reasons Why We Love Open Floor Plans

Categories: SJV Homes Blog | Posted: January 7, 2019 | Comments Off on Five Reasons Why We Love Open Floor Plans

Our new homes typically feature expansive ‘great rooms’ which function as spaces for family and friends to gather without feeling the constriction of walls and closed areas. The benefits of open floor plans are many which is why we love them. Here are few of the perks to this design style:

1. Open floor plans give the illusion of more space. Smaller homes tend to look and feel bigger when there are no boundaries to cut the room in half. High or vaulted ceilings help with this look too. Read the rest of this entry »