Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Reworking a Normal House into a Showcase Home

We are embarking on a journey to take a normal ranch style home from the 20th century into a home that will embrace the 21st century while showcasing both mid 20th century and older fine pieces of furnishings as well as art.

We have signed the papers and are now the proud owners of this dated rancher.  The lot is ho hum nothing special, except for the expansive views of the Indian Creek Golf Course.  This takes just under a half acre and makes it feel like a well groomed estate.  All the better because the majority of what we see we do not have to keep up.

The giant over grown bushes are all gone, and the house has had a coat of white wash as well as new paint on the shutters and doors.  Lewis has planted the yard as well as a shade garden on the side where we get little sun.

Every morning we have our coffee on the sun porch watching the sun come up over the golf course.

Large open kitchen and family room/ breakfast room

When we walked into the house we were surprised to see that in spite of the ho hum exterior that there were large open areas to the home.

If you look carefully you can look into the living room and then into the sun porch. In the next photo you will see that the entrance is large 16x6 feet.

There are great plans already in the mix.  These lighting fixtures are coming down, as well as taking up the nasty rug.  We will be taking out the kitchen as well, and putting down re-purposed hardwood flooring.  The front entrance will have some brick paver accent flooring.

The living room area

The walls are painted paneling.   We are hoping to find some ship lap to use here. We will be redoing the fireplace and taking down the fan. Up with the rugs here and throughout the house.  You can now see the sun porch below.

Sun porch and view

The rug here is not as bad as the rest of the house, but we still plan on ripping it up and the window treatments were not cheap, but no to those as well. The last residents were smokers and the smell and nicotine stain on the window treatments need to go.  All and all the house is open the entire length of the building.  We will not feel confined at all here. This is the beginning I can not wait for the finished home.


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