Two-story home on slab vs. one-story with basement
I'm looking at building a Passive House (or close to it) in Pennsylvania. My kids are teens, so I had considered building a 1-story home and put the kids' bedrooms in a finished basement. I had also considered a boxy 2-story on a slab.
Both arrangements have their pros and cons in terms to materials required (the cost of basement walls vs. more framing/siding/windows, etc.). I don't think a lack of daylighting will be an issue since my kids are only in their rooms to sleep. Anyone have an opinion on the matter?
Thanks in advance!
Posted Apr 16, 2012 4:10 PM ET
Edited Apr 23, 2012 11:23 AM ET
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