Remodeling your Split level home – Over view of common problems and solutions
Split level homes became popular after World War II, in Minnesota they flourished starting in the early 1970’s. Although they are still being built today most of them seem out dated and ready for a fresh feel. Architect and designers hate this style home because of the challenges because of the limitations of the design. You will need to hire a good design/build contractor or a home designer architect to help with major changes to your split level home. Also read our “guide to home remodeling” for steps to ensure a successful remodel.
Front entry remodel-
One of the challenges is giving your split level home more of an inviting curb appeal. This can be accomplished with a new front entry, cultured stone, addition, or a combination of them all. The small entry is one of the most common complaints we here from homeowners about their split level home.
As you can see between the two picture – the change to this house is amazing. Don’t underestimate how beautiful your home can look!
Most of us can picture this style kitchen, it is small and very dark. By removing walls and changing out cabinets you can make it feel warm and inviting. With the many different styles and products out there, rest assured we can help you find one that will make you happy.
Split-level homes typically don’t have windows on the sides of the house, and if they do, they are small. Adding windows will bring much-needed natural light to an otherwise dark and confined floor plan. Remember that windows change the inside and the outside of a house. Consult with a Contractor or an architect to make sure your window choice and placement will add curb appeal.
Open up the floor plan-
By opening up your floor plan you can make your home feel more inviting and modern. This can be accomplished by removing walls, adding an addition, or redoing the entire floor plan.
Owning a split level home doesn’t mean you need to move. Contact us for a free consultation on your options. We Love Remodeling Split Level Homes!