why people hate bi-level house so much?
I am a shift worker and no matter how careful I am, I wake my wife up at 5am and I feel so bad. Sure I can sleep in the basement but I hate it..I feel like I am sleeping in the cave without air circulation....
Anyways we decided to buy a bigger house and checked out couple of bi-level houses and we loved it.
Basement doesn't feel like the cave...and gets lots of sunlight and good air circulation with bigger windows. Also we love vaulted ceiling and most bi levels have it.
One thing we don't like about bi level is kitchen is so small and not open concept. but that's not our top priority.
So I talked to my friends next day. Even thought none of them have lived in bi level house but they all hated it. They hate the stairs..
Another option for me is to buy a house with walkout basement but those houses are usually 50~100k more expensive(assuming bi level and walkout house have same kind of sq) than bi level.
Let me hear your opinion... is bi level that bad?