House Remodeling – Are You Considering a Ranch Style Design?

If you are considering house remodeling in a ranch style you probably desire some of the following features for your home:

a simple asymmetrical design in an L-shape, U-shape or rectangular shape
long, low pitched gable roof
large, overhanging eaves
large windows
open floor plan
natural materials
decorative shutters and porch
attached garage
This can be relatively easy to achieve providing you have the right house to work with. Obviously, you are not going to be able to make the outside of a two or three storey town house look ranch style but most bungalows, cottages and spanish style houses could be adapted.

Similarly, if you are looking to Remodelacion de Casas Antiguas your ranch style home into a different style, this is also possible within reason.

Ranch style houses do not need to be single storey. If you have two levels or you want more space you might want to consider a raised ranch style on split levels. These are less attractive than the single storey homes, but certainly more practical if you have limited ground floor space for expansion.

When the cost of converting your house externally is too much even for your dream style home, consider remodeling just the inside of the house. Remove some of the internal walls that are not structural (i.e. holding up the house), replace floors with genuine or mock oak flooring and expose the beams of your house if you have them (it is even possible to have fake beams put into your home). Keep the interior simple and open plan and decorate accordingly.

Creating your dream ranch style home need not be cost prohibitive, but there may be areas where you will have to be more creative with the design, structure and materials you already have.


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