Remodeling a Split Level Home

Split-level homes became popular starting the 1940s based on early designs by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and his Arts and Crafts design. They lend themselves well to both smaller lot sizes and lots in uneven or hilly areas. Some of these homes are now in need of renovations or the current owners may need to expand them for more room. This can be problematic if not done correctly since additions may look out of place with the original design. Noah Construction & Builders can help with your needed split-level renovations.

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Sometimes all that will be needed are cosmetic changes inside and out to make a split-level home feel more modern and current. However, renovations take certain expertise due to the design of these homes. Splits normally had a lower level for informal living, a middle level for the kitchen and dining areas, and an upper floor for bedrooms and personal spaces. Adding another bedroom on the upper level may not be possible due to floor loading or wall constraints. There may be other options available so discuss them with the experts at Noah Construction & Builders.

One consideration may be to convert either a garage or basement area to additional living space if either is available. This does not result in any structural changes to the exterior of the home. If that is not possible, adding additional rooms at the rear of the home can add space without changing the curb appearance of the home relative to the neighbors. Adding space by a slab foundation build can also be cheaper than adding rooms at a higher elevation because of the structural changes that must be made to allow for the added weight of the additions.

If you don’t need additional room but wish to update the interior of the home, one way is to remove walls carefully to create a more open look. This is a great way to improve the interior of the home for family and entertaining because many older homes had separate rooms walled off into specific spaces that weren’t too inviting. Make sure you discuss your needs with Noah Construction & Builders because we will need to investigate which walls are load-bearing and they will need to be replaced with proper headers to support loads above them.

If you own a split-level home and are ready for renovations or modernizations, please call Noah Construction & Builders at 631-750-2837 and let us show you how we can make your dreams come true.

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