Although a lot of the more modern homes are being designed in such a way where there is a lot of open space (so that light and energy can flow through easily), if you happen to live in an older house, one feature that it might have is that it’s split-level. And while this can bring a bit of character into your space, when it comes to remodeling and home decor, sometimes it can be a bit challenging to create the ideal kind of look.
That’s why we wanted to take out a moment to provide you with our top five remodeling tips for split-level homes. Check these out below:
Figure out your style first. One of the reasons why some split-level homes seem to be a bit disheveled when it comes to interior design is because the people living in it oftentimes don’t know what their style is. Do you like vintage? Or maybe something with a bit of a ranch/country flair? Or perhaps even something a bit bohemian or art deco? Whether it’s formal or casual, contemporary or traditional, by knowing how you want your home to look, it will help you to select the right kinds of items for all levels of the home.
Make your home more consistent. Another thing about split-level homes is that sometimes the bottom level leading up to the next one looks totally different when it comes to the kind of flooring that it has or even the color of paint that is on the wall. In order to make everything flow consistently, try and make the flooring all the same (like hardwood all throughout) and have one color on the walls (at least the ones connecting one level to the next).
Add some art. One of the best things about the use of art is that it serves as a pleasant distraction so on the walls that has the stairs connecting one level to the other, consider adding a couple of pieces of art or a beautiful vanity mirror.
Turn the “split” into a room. If you were to ask a company like West Construction for some tips on how to remodel a split-level home, one of the things that they would probably tell you is to use the “split” to your advantage and that rather than leaving it as a wide open space, transition it into another room. For instance, that would be an ideal area for something like a loveseat, chair and a couple of plants.
Be creative with the “random space”. Another challenging thing about split-level homes is that they are designed in such a way that there is some space that seems random. For instance, the area that is right under the stairs on the first floor or the hallway leading to the next level. To make it more purposeful, think about what you can do with those areas. Maybe add a built-in bookcase or place a chair and small table alongside it. The main thing to keep in mind is that every part of your split-level home has a purpose so have fun figuring out what just what you want it to be!