Slider not found.

The Dailey Bread- Floorplans, Part One- Ranch or Two Level Home?

At Statera Homes, we want to keep you informed about Delaware new home floorplans.

So do you want a ranch home or a two-story with a first floor master?  For many people, the answer seems to be “Yes.”  Most Delaware new home builders, including Statera Homes offer ranch floorplans that have second floor options.  Some people actually go for the two level home, but many people start with a ranch home that then grows.

4B2A7616fff1024x768For people, it depends on the life they are going to live in their new Delaware home.  This is why Statera is focused on “life-centered” new homes.

Buying a new home in Southern Delaware usually means that you will be buying a new home that is substantially different than the home from which you are moving.

The most obvious difference is in the layout of the plans- Delaware retirement homes are generally ranch homes.  Most of the two story homes sold as new Delaware beach homes feature a first floor owner’s suite.

This is in contrast to many of the new homes that are built for buyers in major metro areas.  Traditional new homes typically have all the bedrooms on the second level.

Whether or not you are looking for a Delaware second home of a Delaware retirement home, the demographics of the Delaware beach real estate market means that you are going to be looking a new homes that have a first floor owner’s suite.

The truth is that most retired Delawareans live in three or four areas of their home.  The owner’s suite, the kitchen, the great room and (maybe) an outdoor space.  Almost any floorplan puts these spaces close to each other.

At Statera, we focus on kitchens, as we believe that kitchens are the “heart” of the home.  All of the best (and most difficult) stories of life in a home are set in the kitchen.  Statera’s kitchens are unbeatable for our price.

Beyond that, people tend to buy a home for the lifestyle they hope to have, which isn’t always the best idea.  I see people spend tens of thousands of dollars on outdoor living, but they hate humidity.  The Delaware beaches are close to the water, and it’s humid most of the year.  These spaces are typically built for “a dream lifestyle” that never happens.  Most people are better off with a screened porch and a ceiling fan.  A screened porch keeps out the bugs, is useful when it rains, and the fan can keep it tolerable.

Dakota-Kichen-1500x600But I digress.  I think more people would be happier with the two story home (with a first floor master).  These homes have a more traditional curb appeal (they look larger), and the upstairs bedrooms (which are mostly used for occasional guests if at all) are in another space of the home.  This separation creates privacy for everyone in the house, and the upstairs bedrooms are “out of sight/out of mind” when there are no guests.

Just a thought.  Don’t rule out plans like the Dakota or the Bella when thinking about a new Delaware home.

At Statera Homes, we believe our clients want luxury and value.  We think our clients understand that value doesn’t always mean the lowest price.  We also think that value includes high quality at a great price.  As we have said in the past, Statera Homes is not the lowest priced builder in the market.

At Statera, we believe the homes that we build are different.  We think the difference matters.

More about Statera:


It’s all about “balance”.  Statera is latin for balance.

For our founder, Scott Dailey, Statera is about a new home integrating into your life.  It’s about finding a new home that balances everything that a new home will be in the future.

A home is a place of celebration, it is a place of refuge, it is a place of joy.  A new Delaware beach home is a setting for all the wonderful seasons of life.  We think a balanced new Delaware home is the perfect fit for all seasons of life.

So what is Statera?  Let’s focus first on the balance of how a home should encourage the good things of life.  Each Statera floorplan is designed for personal connection.  How?  We begin with the kitchen.  We think the kitchen is the heart of any Delaware new home.  Most people think that a kitchen isn’t very important if a resident of the home isn’t a “gourmet cook”.  But at Statera, we know that all gatherings of great friends and loved ones actually happen in the kitchen.  We think kitchens are one of the main settings for the story of your life- even if you never turn on the oven.

Whether it’s a glass of wine around the island or a “kitchen table” conversation, life happens in the kitchen, and the kitchen is a great place to be in a Statera residence.

We also think that you deserve a luxury residence.  A tour of a Statera home will demonstrate incredible features for the price of the home.  We have taken the time to do the small things right- the small things that all your home to be the perfect balance between a luxurious home and a great value in a Delaware beach home.  From our trim packages to our Andersen windows, you will know that this home is not like other builders in Delaware.

We also want to balance timeless design with future technology.  A Statera residence is designed with a classic, timeless look that will increase in stature over time.  Our plans don’t chase the latest fads in building, but we seek to create a classic home that will be beaufiful for years to come.  At the same time, we balance our classic plans with a recognition that technology is changing the way we live our lives.  A new home in Delaware by Statera integrates all that is exciting about new home technology.  This integrated smart home is designed to make your life manageable and stress-free.  Statera takes an uncomplicated approach to technology.

This smart home technology also forms the core of our balance between a new home and our responsibility to be good stewards of that which is entrusted to us.  We value both people and the planet.  To that end, a Statera residence is built by local artisans.  This focus

Thinking about Building?

Learn Five Things Builders Do To Make People Build the Wrong Home

Enter your email and get an immediate link to “Five Things Builders Do to Make People Build the Wrong Home”.
(Link will appear below the button)

About the Author:

Scott is the founder of Statera Homes. Scott lives in Lewes. He and his wife have three grown children and two wonderful dogs. Scott has over 14 years in new home construction and real estate development.