If you're a homeowner with children, a two story house plan (sometimes written "2 storey house plan") could be your best option. Families with young children often require a two story house plan in which all bedrooms are featured on the second floor while the main living areas are featured on the first floor. This type of layout can be perfect for a couple of reasons. For one, having all bedrooms on the same level lets parents avoid multiple trips up and down stairs should they need to change a diaper or quell a nightmare. Secondly, if all the kids sleep on the second level, parents don't have to worry (as much) about making noise and living a little on the first floor.
Some 2 story house plans in the collection below feature the master suite on the main level, while the other bedrooms (or most of them) are presented on the second level. This type of layout can be awesome for parents of teenagers who desire more privacy. Empty nesters may also appreciate this layout, as it allows them to retire to their master abode without having to worry about climbing the stairs.
For the best of both worlds, select a 2 story floor plan that offers dual master suites — one on each level. This gives you ultimate flexibility as well as a comfortable suite for in-laws or guests.
If you’re wondering if a 2 story house plan will offer you and your family enough space, realize that some two story house plans also offer a basement (i.e. a basement, a main level and a second level). Note that ePlans.com defines “story” as a level that’s above ground.