Updating ranch house exteriors

Meanwhile, an older generation of buyers are lured by the ranch’s single-level floor plan, which is easy on aging knees.

Despite these practical attractions, the style’s horizontal, close-to-the-ground profile gets a bad rap for its exterior, which is often knocked for being dull.

Fortunately, visual interest is just a series of DIY improvements away.

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Budget-friendly shortcuts, such as reusing old hardware or choosing high-quality replicas of expensive materials—plus some good old sweat equity—can lead to major transformations.

These exterior home remodeling projects deliver mass curb appeal and are truly OMG worthy. It was multi color with some gray bricks thrown in. It brightened up the facade immensely and even made it look larger. I love the color that Angela picked for her updated ranch. It doesn’t always have to take a lot of money to freshen up the exterior of a home. The after picture is so much more welcoming with just a few changes.

Unless it’s built atop a hill, your ranch home might seem a little “low.” The long, low design of the Mid-Century ranch makes its exterior look squashed and the interior resemble a manufactured double-wide trailer.

It may be things that need to be repaired, replaced or completely remodeled.

My neighborhood always starts to buzz with contractor traffic and landscapers once the weather breaks.