For all their ugliness, split entry homes sell OK around here (not great, but they do sell).

You can even go the website that the architects set up when they were working on this book get a free pdf and additional information.

Split entry homes are generally defined as being homes with an entry at one main level of the home, while two other portions of the home are shifted a half-story either up or down, with stairs connecting the three sections.

We are then moving the closet a little further down the hall.

It will be a smaller closet but worth the entrance "Feel".luck...

Also any suggestions on putting skins/ veneer on dark fir wood beams that are throughout the house?

It seems I always see articles on how to remodel a home with great bones already, but in my opinion, the late 70's building boom lacked much in redeeming features.Anyone found any resources on helping these ugly but deserving houses?Thanks, Wendy Wendy, No real suggestions, just a fellow Utahn curious as to whether you are at Big Cottonwood or Little Cottonwood?Pamilyn includes information about a book that deals with this very topic.It's called, Split Visions: A Planbook of Remodeling Ideas for Split Level and Split Entry Houses by Robert Gerloff and Jermiah Batteles of Robert Gerloff Residential Architects.It's called "Split Visions: A Planbook of Remodeling Ideas for Split-Level and Split-Entry Houses," by Robert Gerloff and Jeremiah Battles. If you can enlarge the area in some way, and add a light, gridded ceiling element to create better proportions and then widen (even by just a foot or so) the staircase to the main level-keeping the one going down as it is- that can create a bit of ceremony and hierchy to orient one to the space.