If you’re considering buying a new home in Pennsylvania or New Jersey, choosing a floor plan that suits your needs and enhances your lifestyle is vital. At Segal & Morel, we offer several home designs that feature first-floor master bedrooms, which have been growing in popularity in recent years. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re interested in an empty nest home, a ground-floor suite has a lot to offer.

Why First-Floor Master Bedrooms Are Trending

While the 20th century doesn’t seem so long ago, life expectancy and demographics have changed dramatically. In the early 1900s, the average life expectancy of Americans was just 47 years old. Thanks to advances in medicine and improved standards of living, it is now 79 ½. This has made people rethink the way they want to live long-term.

In addition, these changing demographics have led to more multigenerational families living under the same roof. If you’re caring for children and aging family members, a first-floor master bedroom suite is often an effective, convenient solution that allows everyone to get around easily and enjoy their own space.


One of the main benefits of a first-floor master bedroom is accessibility. Whether you’re using a master suite for yourself, an aging or disabled loved one, or as a guest room, having it situated on the first floor eliminates the challenge of having to navigate the stairs.

If you’re planning to stay in the same home as you age, an empty nest home with a first-floor master bedroom in a planned community like Riverview Estates West may be the right fit for you. In addition to enjoying the comfort, cost savings, and convenience of a green home, you’ll have access to a wide range of amenities. It’s a perfect place if you’re interested in active adult living but want the diversity of neighbors of all ages and backgrounds.


Although a first-floor master bedroom can have drawbacks like dealing with noise from the living room or kitchen, in certain situations it actually provides more privacy for parents, children, and guests. The upstairs can be a dedicated space for home offices, a playroom, and children’s bedrooms, while those using the downstairs master bedroom can have peace and quiet and easy access to a private bathroom, the kitchen, laundry room, and outdoors. If you have teens in your household, another thing to consider is adding a finished basement so they have their own space for hanging out with friends while keeping noise to a minimum.

Enhanced Outdoor Living

More people are utilizing the outdoors to create flexible spaces that function much like additional rooms. Adding a patio outside your first-floor master bedroom with access via French doors or a sliding glass door is an easy way to incorporate an outdoor living space into your everyday life. Heading out to watch the sunrise and enjoy the natural beauty of your surroundings is super easy. Having the kitchen nearby makes it a breeze to grab some coffee and get outside in the quiet early morning or any time of day.

Increased Resale Value

Selling your house in the future may be the last thing you’re thinking about if you’re currently looking for a new home. However, circumstances change, so it’s always a good idea to keep the added value of your home in mind. Energy-efficient, green homes with first-floor master bedrooms are appealing to many couples, families, and individuals, which can translate into a higher asking price if you opt to sell  your home.

Contact Segal & Morel To Learn More

For more than 50 years, Segal & Morel has been constructing homes in Pennsylvania and New Jersey that are built on a foundation of quality materials and exceptional craftsmanship. Our Energy Star certified homes with first-floor master bedroom suites can be customized to meet your family’s needs and provide an ideal setup for an empty nest home. Contact us online or call our office in Easton, PA, at 610-923-8422 to learn more.