Good news—you don't need to move from your split-level home to create enough space for your family. Second-story additions are a great way to enhance your living space with valuable square footage and extra bedrooms.
How to modify a split-level home?
- Change the Exterior. Your home's exterior (including faux brick or other types of lower façade) can give away its age.
- Add Trim Outside; Adjust It Inside.
- Rethink the Entryway.
- Brighten It Up.
- Knock Down a Few Walls.
- Upgrade Technology and Safety.
- Hire the Right People.
How do you modernize the exterior of a split level?
- Swap Out the Siding.
- Accentuate the Levels with Colors and Textures.
- Update the Front Porch.
- Consider Non-Traditional Trim Colorways.
- Upgrade the Garage Doors.
- Visualize Your Alterations with the HOVER App.
Why are split-level homes harder to sell?
Whale split-level homes were all the rage in the 1950s and 1960s, but they fell out of favor quickly in the 1970s, when people shifted their preferences to two-story and ranch-style of homes. The outdated styling is equated with a lack of curb appeal, drawing away prospective buyers from this style of the house.
What is the best addition to a split level house?
For homeowners looking to add a little space to their split-level home without going through a major renovation, a dormer addition is a great way to increase the amount of usable space in your upstairs story.
How do you modernize a split entry house exterior?
- Choose a new color scheme. Use deliberate paint or siding color choices.
- Remove or update your shutters to open things up.
- Refocus the eye with the addition of a porch.
- Install a new door to welcome friends & family.
- Reconfigure the upper level for more space inside & out.