In the last three decades, most home construction has favored newer construction styles, and the ranch-style home has become a design of historical interest, especially among young buyers who find these homes both affordable and less challenging to remodel than older historic homes. So if you’re planning to remodel your ranch home, here are the top three tips for ranch-style home improvement in Green Cove Springs, FL.
Remove the Carpet
In the 1970s and 1980s, it was a popular practice to cover hardwood or ceramic tile floors with synthetic carpeting. This sometimes was even done in kitchens. If you pull up the carpeting, there is a very good chance you’ll find a lovely natural wood floor underneath to work into your home improvement.
Refresh (or Recreate) an Open Floor Plan
Original ranch-style homes often had an open floor plan with living areas and dining areas combined, but this positive design feature was often lost in the later ramblers of the 1960s. Removing interior walls to create a more open floorplan is an excellent way to create some period authenticity with your home improvement.
Lift the Ceiling
The 1950s version of this style often had 8-foot ceilings, which can feel a little low, but the ranch-style versions out in California and the Southwest often featured vaulted ceilings that went all the way to the rafters. Consider tearing out the ceiling in the larger living spaces and raising them to the angled roofline. Wood beams along the ceiling can be a lovely touch as well.