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Patio Homes Feature a Relaxing Atmosphere for Homeowners

Patio homes  come with a variety of benefits and characteristics that are similar to town homes. However, they will usually only be grouped with two, three, or four homes as one building instead of the countless houses that are built together in town home communities. People of different ages are finding the qualities of patio home plans fit in perfectly with their lifestyle, whether itís as a vacation home in an area they frequently visit, or a home that requires less maintenance than single family homes.

Low Prices Enjoyed by Patio Home Owners

if  you enjoy traveling to a certain area, whether itís within a city, by a beach, or near your favorite lake, living in a patio home has its advantages. If you only plan to live in the house for a few months each year, you will probably want to ensure that it remains safe during the off season. Patio houses are often located within a gated community to ensure the properties within are secure. Plus, you wonít have to plan your vacation by finding out when hotel rooms are available or waste time having to move from one hotel to another to accommodate their vacancies.

For those that still want to own a home instead of rent an apartment but may not be able to afford a single family home, patio homes can be a terrific option because they are usually cheaper than other housing types. You will have less homes located within the community, so common living areas wonít be as crowded as condominium or town home neighborhoods. At the same time, many patio home designs will have the popular amenities that attract potential buyers to consider town houses and condos. Swimming pools, fitness centers, playgrounds, and bar-b-que areas that are paid by association fees can give you a relaxing place to meet with friends or a convenient way to exercise without having to take out an expensive gym membership.

Patio Homes Provide Low Maintenance and Plenty of Design Options

While a patio home plan may be single story, youíre still able to design the home to match your personal needs. Seniors prefer patio homes because they require less work from them due to the community maintenance company taking care of the exterior landscape and building repairs. However, they still own the home and can have custom features designed for their homeís interior. Some  patio home floor plans will share two walls with its neighboring units, but you wonít have neighbors above or below. This can dramatically reduce the amount of noise heard from others.

Most patio houses have patios in the back of the home instead of a yard. Families or individuals that donít have the time or interest to keep up a backyard or garden prefer a patio area for a peaceful area to relax during pleasant weather conditions. Custom patio home designers will efficiently use the amount of space available while creating an open and spacious floor plan that blends different rooms of the home nicely together. With the right use of windows and interior lighting, you wonít even know that youíre sharing walls with your neighbors

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