Ranch-style rambler homes are often considered one of the most American forms of residential architecture. However, for a long time, it stayed on the sidelines as homeowners preferred more neo-eclectic styles.
Nowadays, ranch-style rambler homes are gaining the favor of more home buyers due to their affordability. And since the style is very simple, it’s also easier to remodel than older styles.
Here are some tips from top roofing contractor D & M Roofing on how you can successfully remodel your ranch-style rambler home.
Keep an Open Floor Plan
The original ranch-style typically has an open floor plan, which was often lost in the ramblers of the 1960s. If you’re keen on creating a more authentic ranch-style home, you should consider removing interior walls and joining your living and dining areas.
Lift the Ceiling
If you take a look at the ramblers from the 1950s, you’ll notice that the ceilings often sit low and seem claustrophobic. This is the opposite of the original ranch-style homes, which usually had vaulted ceilings that went all the way up to the rafters.
In remodeling your ranch-style rambler home, you can opt to tear out the ceiling in your living spaces and raise it up to the angled roofing line. If the ceilings have popcorn texture, you should consider removing it and adding a plain, painted wallboard.
Opt for a Patio, Not Deck
Genuine ranch-style homes often feature a spacious patio instead of a wooden deck. To provide access to your patio, you can choose to add large sliding glass doors.
D & M Roofing is a local roofing company that you can count on. We make sure our customers are informed throughout the project and 100% satisfied with our work. Call us at (330) 968-0002 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in Akron and Canton, OH.