Updating raised ranch exterior


15-Mar-2016 06:29

The roof usually comes in a low-pitched gable and the exterior appears asymmetrical with large windows.The rear of raised ranch homes can be accessed commonly through sliding glass doors.This particular home was a hot topic of discussion on my facebook page due to the mixed opinions on painting brick. Very few structural changes were necessary to give the home new life. Modern Brick Home Exterior Renovation Source: The Nester Sometimes the before and the after can be equally beautiful, and yet distinctly different.In 2008, Nester painted her brick colonial, replaced the shutters, and changed the front doors and entryway to create a completely different exterior! Ranch with Porch Renovation Source: Houzz The addition of the portico porch dramatically changed the exterior of this ranch style home! Magnolia House Renovation Source: Magnolia Market No before & after exterior makeover list is complete without the Magnolia House!Interestingly, this project also garnered mixed reviews because of the painted brick. The paint is an obvious upgrade, but take a closer look and you’ll see lots of small changes everywhere. Click here if you want to give your opinion on this one! Split Foyer Renovation Source: Sun Design Mc Lean Office You have to look closely to even see the how the “before” fits into the “after”! Bungalow Craftsman Renovation Sometimes the best things are found underneath what another homeowner covered up! Centering the door, removing the heavy awnings, and adding the widow’s walk made a huge difference.

After World War II, simple and economical ranch-style homes were mass-produced to meet the housing needs of returning soldiers and their families.

Although simplistic, raised ranch homes are excellent for combining convenience, space and flexibility.

This particular style of ranch home evolved from the original single floor house that was most popular in the 1950s and 1960s.

Q My husband and I have been living in our ranch home since the 1970s, and we are finally ready to do some upgrading to make it a little more current. The earth-hugging prairie-style houses pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright and the popular California bungalow styles paved the way for the ranch.

The informal ranch style evolved from several 20th century styles.Some typical architectural characteristics of the style include: • Low-pitched gable roof and deep-set eaves. • Large sliding glass doors leading out to a patio. • Openness, few interior walls and efficient use of space.