There are a lot of different kinds of split level homes, all of them do have similar features to them. The most common of those features would be attached garages, being two stories and have a basement or a bottom level that is partly submerged under ground. These types of homes can be a Ranch style, Craftsman style or other styles when being considered split level. Usually split level homes will have two stories, however, some will incorporate levels in between the two stories. Sometimes you might find one that has a basement level, a main level and a smaller level that has bedrooms. Often the entryways are even on their own level. No matter what the style the benefits can be better utilization of the square footage of the home, using the lot it's built on better and plenty of space for custom decorating.
When it comes to space, this is important to anyone and the obvious benefit of split level homes is the space they have. Often they are considered very good homes for those who have children. With the top and bottom floors both having almost the same square footage it's like getting twice the home for larger families.
The layout is very important in this type of home. Usually the bedrooms will be on the upper floor as well as the kitchen, dining area, living space and one or two bathrooms, the bottom floor can contain things like the laundry room, the garage, a family room and sometimes even another bathroom and bedroom. Often times families with children will turn this area into a playroom for the kids.
The upkeep on split level homes is straightforward basic maintenance and upkeep. Often times the design of the ranch home is similar to the split level so you pretty much need the same kind of upkeep you would on a regular ranch home.
With split level homes owners are getting a lot of space to work with and they are easily adaptable to the ever changing needs of those who have children. They allow you the ability to change the different areas of the home to suit your needs at the time.