Whether you are building your own home or in the market to buy a home, you are going to have many different architectural styles to choose from. Contemporary styles are the rage, but thy can start to feel a little to cubic and geometrical for some people. In the mid-century a specific architectural style was popularized known as the ranch style home, also known as a rambler. These homes are all over the country, and make up some of the nicest neighborhoods. If you have not considered buying or building a ranch style home, here are just a few reasons to seriously consider doing so.
Open Floor Plan
The ranch house is built for a family in mind, and is therefore much more comfortable and less formal than some of the more contemporary or traditional homes. With the family in mind, the home is built to be very open and free flowing. Ranch open floor plans allow for the home to be very comfortable to you and all the guests that you wish to have over. Be careful as the open floor plan is easily cluttered with decorations and dividers. You will notice that dining rooms, kitchens, and living rooms are built so they are easily accessible and most of all, very comfortable.
When dealing with a ranch style home, it is going to be very evident that the heart of the home is the kitchen. Often the kitchen is going to be where all the attention to detail is focused. It is not uncommon to see large countertops, and a great deal of cabinet space. This is a fantastic layout for the family. A very easy way to build a lot of value in a ranch style home is to upgrade the cabinets and countertops. If you are building your own home, try to utilize high grade materials, and your home will instantly have a lot of value, just in the kitchen alone.
Although you may opt for a simple ranch style home, do not think that you can't make some very serious upgrades in the future. Ranch style homes are easily updated. Although many ranch style homes utilize brick, you can easily paint over the brick or use different sidings to give a ranch style home a more contemporary look. The ceilings of a ranch style home although usually low, can be knocked out and replaced with vaulted ceilings.