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How to Update a Split-Level Ranch

During the 1970's, split levels soared in popularity and today there are still plenty of them on the market, but most of us say we don't like the style or want to live in one. The catch, like in the '70's, you are buying more house for the dollar. What do you do if you own a split-level, love your neighborhood, and don't really want to move? Renovate! Here are some tips on how to transform that 1970's style home:

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  • Shirley Vanderau
    Shirley Vanderau League City, TX

    wow this is gorgeous..love how the wood flows through out..especially love the front porch and fire place..

  • Margaret Diggs
    Margaret Diggs Savannah, MO

    That living room is so Frank Lloyd Wright style, I love the details.

  • Selma Al-Salam
    Selma Al-Salam Fredericksburg, VA

    I have a tri-level split that has the roof's in this configuration, rather than opposite. We also want to add a porch. I can't tell if the windows added to the top are an additional floor, or just a vaulted ceiling to the original??? does anyone

  • Mi
    Mi East Wenatchee, WA

    Will you share how much this reno cost?

  • Sharon Walters
    Sharon Walters Rochester, MN

    Can anyone share a website to show how to update a 1985 split level home. All redecorating or remodeling shows white woodwork and cupboards. Not willing to paint beautiful Oak wood. Any suggestions appreciated.

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