Remodeling a Ranch Style House

by Debra

in Remodel Ranch Home

Houses
The Ranch style house is one of the most popular homes styles, however many people think this house is boring. It is plain to look at from the outside, but it is flexible and can be decorated in nearly any design style. If you want to know how to remodel a ranch style house, here are some places you can make some big changes.  

Update the Roof on a 1950’s Ranch Style House

One way you can change the look of a ranch style house is by updating the roof. Replacing the existing roof with metal roofing can go a long way to making your house less boring. Metal roofs are durable, require little if any maintenance, and have at least a 30-year life expectancy.

While you’re replacing the existing roof, you may also decide to change the pitch of your roof to completely alter the appearance. Switching to metal roofing can also improve the insulation properties thus saving you money on heating and air conditioning. This may not be the cheapest way to remodel a ranch style house but, it may have the largest impact on the looks of your home.

Change The Siding of Your Ranch House

Another way to make your house look different from other ranch style houses is to change the siding of your home. If your home has vinyl siding, you may want to replace it with cedar or aluminum siding. You could also add brick or stone siding to make your home look totally new.

Add Extra Space

Of course, there are more drastic ways to change the look of your home. When remodeling a ranch style house you can add on an extra rooms or even a second floor. Choosing to add a second floor will be considerably more expensive than new siding or a new roof, but it will make your home stand out from all the others around it.

Change Your Exterior With a Porch

Do you have a front porch on your home?  Another option for remodeling a ranch style house is to remodel the porch, It will totally change the look of the entryway and will also give you some new places to add landscaping. A new, colorful door can be an additional way to improve the look of your home.

When remodeling a ranch style house you want to get the biggest change to help your home not look boring or like every other ranch style house around you. These ideas vary in difficulty and expense, but they will make your house stand out.

photo credit: CJ Sorg

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