Ramblers and Ranch Style Homes and Real Estate in Bozeman, Montana
Perhaps you have never heard the term “rambler” as a housing term unless you were referring to some real estate agents. However, the term rambler is used to describe a house design. In essence, ranch style homes are ramblers, but not all ramblers are ranches. A rambler is generally a long, narrow, one story home with a low roof. This classic design has been around for ages mostly due to its affordability. It was especially made popular after World War II when houses were needed for returning soldiers and their families. Ramblers in Bozeman, Montana, have several advantages that make it the perfect home.
The first advantage to owning a rambler in Bozeman, Montana, is the fact it is one story—meaning no stairs. This is a considerable advantage if you have knee problems, are older in age and stairs are a problem, or if your elderly mother-in-law comes to visit. It’s also nice to not have to worry about laundry being on a different floor. It will be easy to get around easily to all parts of the house, which is nice when you have kids and need to check on them quickly.
Another advantage to the rambler style home is the simplicity of the design. Often times because all the rooms are on the same floor, rooms are joined together to create larger gathering places for people to entertain with ease. This simple housing design also makes the rambler a cheaper option to build or buy. Adding floors only increases the complexity and cost into a home.
Not only is the house cheaper to build or buy, but maintenance and overall upkeep is also less expensive on a rambler. Less siding to replace, no high windows to clean, fewer areas of the house to clean, and less cost to keeping the house cool or warm are huge advantages to this style of home.
Looking at these advantages prove why ramblers in Bozeman, Montana, have been and will continue to be popular among home owners. It is the perfect design for the young couple just starting out to the retired couple looking to downsize and anyone in between.
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