Background: What, How & Why of Split-level, Bi-level and Raised Ranch Homes
A Fresh Approach
Split-Level or 3-Level Primer
Bi-Level or 2-Level Primer
Raised Ranch Primer
Interior Design Approaches
Exterior Design Ideas
Additions and Subtraction
Sources for Traditional Materials
5 Quick Ways to Differentiate Your Home
Remodeling the Split Level Kitchen
Celebrating the Versatility and Value of Bi-Level, Split-Level and Raised Ranch Homes
From the beloved three and four level splits of the Eisenhower and Kennedy years, to the enormous factory bi-level homes of today, divided entry homes are found in virtually every corner of the globe.
Whether it's a sprawling California-style split or a frumpy raised ranch on a narrow lot, divided entry homes just don't get a lot of respect...until you open your eyes to the unlimited possibilities and potential they provide.
Bi-levels, raised ranches, even 60 year old splits can adapt to virtually any type of home style that suits you, your lifestyle, and your dreams. Want the traditional feel of a colonial? The formality and trappings of a Victorian? How about a rustic Adirondack Lodge? Your home can be transformed into any of these...or any other style you desire.
We use the words "Split Level" as a convenient way to cover all these types of homes. While split level is a specific type, it is a generally accepted term and certainly more appealling than "divided entry." So to avoid confusion, following are the specific types of home designs that are considered "splits" for the purposes of this website...
No matter which type of house you own, you have a blank canvas ready to transform into a home of comfort and style -- a home your children will remember fondly forever. The possibilities are limitless...use this website to support your own creativity; join us on a tour of the vitality and expression available to you as a homeowner. We can also help you understand how a home equity loan works for you. This way, you will be able to find the the right mortgage rates that will best suit your lifestyle. Having these ideas in mind, you can now have the ideal home you desired with the right refinancing that will not be difficult to handle.This website is a source of ideas and information. You will never be required to "register" and we won't pester you with pop-ups. We ask only that once you've realized your goals for your home, you share your ideas, photos, lessons learned, failures and successes with the rest of us at SplitLevel.net.
Copyright © 2004-2011 splitlevel.net
Remember to count your blessings and be thankful that you are in the single-digit percentage of the world's population that owns a safe, modern home