Nowadays, homebuyers in the market for two-storey properties are keen on getting homes with open plan living spaces on the first floor and bedrooms on the second storey. In their opinion, a bedroom on the first floor will just limit the open floor plan where the family can spend time together. Others also see no practical use for another bedroom.
Of course, you still cannot discount the potential advantages of having a first floor bedroom. When you look closely at the possible long-term uses of the room, you might be more inclined to look for condos for sale where a bedroom is situated in the first storey.
Safer for Seniors, Flexible Space
A first floor bedroom would definitely be helpful when your parents move in with you. Multigenerational living has emerged as a preference of (or even a necessity for) many families, where some simply want to have their older family members close by and others do it to save costs or to be hands-on in taking care of their elderly parents.
As you age, you may have more specific health and safety concerns, and a ground-floor master bedroom will certainly be safer when your joints or your eyesight get weaker. You won’t have to climb a flight of stairs just to reach your bedroom. In the meantime, the room can serve as a guest room, an office, a “man cave”, or a play area for your kids.