Ranch or Split-Level homes became popular as suburbia expanded to accommodate the growth of families in post-World War II America. Split-level is a variation of the raised Ranch style with a basement, main floor and upstairs. Homes are often shaped in an “L” or “U” formation to incorporate a garage that is level with the driveway. Many of these homes feature wood and brick siding with a porch over the front door. Large windows and sliding glass doors are popular in Ranch/Split level homes as the architecture lends towards a more contemporary style.
Recommended Window and Patio Door Styles for Ranch and Split Level
Large picture windows fit the Ranch/Split-Level style very well. An abundance of glass lets in light and provides a contemporary style. Double hung windows are common in combination sets with picture windows above or below. Bay and bow windows can be a wonderful addition to your home. They allow an abundance of light to enter your home and provide the perfect interior space for window seats, reading nooks, or decorations. Dormer windows often feature square or radius top windows which can add a rustic touch to a Ranch home.
The window exterior frame color can contrast or match the trim. Tan and white are typical colors used to pop against the siding.
*Color options and materials vary by location and product series. Be sure to discuss available options with your Milgard Dealer.
Grids can accent to tops of window combinations and are often very simple, if used at all.
Ranch/Split Level homes were often built with large patios and beautiful backyards– sliding patio doors are a great solution for transitioning to the outdoor space area while still maintaining a sleek entry.