Our definitions for your search process:
RANCH PLAN- A one-story plan as viewed from the street. Thus, the Main Floor.
BASEMENT- The area below the Main Floor. Here in Colorado, almost all of our designs come with basements.
LOWER FLOOR PLAN- The ‘finished’ part of the basement.
WALKOUT BASEMENT- When your lot is sloping enough to allow for a door out of the basement, onto the yard. Thus, the house will look like it is two-stories on the back of the house.
WALKUP BASEMENT- When your lot slopes enough to allow for a door out of the basement, then one would walk up some stairs onto the yard.
GARDEN LEVEL BASEMENT- When your lot slopes enough to allow for windows to NOT be in a window well, but not enough slope for a walkout. Thus, the house will look like it is one and a half-stories on the back of the house.
Many of our designs have a Lower Floor that has been designed. You can always change this design, alter it according to the slope on your lot or even change it to a crawl space or slab on grade.