03/07/13

Home Tours: Rancher Remodel

Don’t you just LOVE Dreamy Dwelling Home Tours?!  Gabbi from Retro Ranch Renovation has a fantastic Rancher Remodel to share with us…you’re going to love it!  They signed on the line August 2011 and have been working ever since…the progress pictures are absolutely amazing!

ItsOverflowing Dreamy Dwelling Home Tour

ItsOverflowing Dreamy Dwelling Home Tour

After tons of searching for the right home, my hubby and I ended up purchasing a 1950’s ranch, in need of some serious TLC.  It’s funny to think that we ended up with a renovation.  When we started our search, our parameters couldn’t have been further from that if we tried.  But after lots of up’s and down’s, we realized that location meant a lot to us.  If we wanted the right neighborhood, we’d have to get something that needed work…and a lot of it, to be exact.  Luckily, I researched loan options and realized we could take advantage of a rehab loan.  That glorious product enabled us to not only purchase a home, but create a budget to transform things too.
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 Barn Door in the Home
So in September 2011, we started renovating our little rancher…determined to remove all things “retro” from our outdated home.  While interior renovations went on through Christmas Eve 2011, we also tackled the exterior with a ton of help from my parents.  We removed the jungle-ish landscaping that had engulfed our poor property, painted our dreary house, added some new plants, mulched all the beds, removed some trees and dead limbs, replaced our roof, re-screened our back porch and even added a new patio.  We’d like to think we are no longer an eyesore on our street.
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Even though the outside received it’s fair share of attention, a ton more was paid to the inside of our home.  When you walk into our house, you see our {now} open living/dining/kitchen area…we removed some walls to create an open kitchen/living/dining area, we renovated the kitchen {keeping the old cabinetry to help save on costs}, added a barn door, updated the lighting/electrical, replaced the windows, replaced the doors, insulated the attic, gut both bathrooms, refinished the original hardwood floors, replaced the garage doors and I’m pretty sure there are a few things that I’ve missed on that list.
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During the winter, we made a few changes to the space, and switched up the curtains for something more, well…winter-ish.
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Then when you head down the hall, you come to the first {and smallest} guest bedroom and a large linen closet on your left.
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On your right, you have the main/guest bath and another large linen closet.  This bathroom was created out of the former guest and master baths.
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Then at the end of the hall, there is a little file cabinet nook, our second guest bedroom {aka-my project storage} to the left, and our master ensuite straight ahead.
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Besides our basement, this guest bedroom has received the least amount of attention in our house.  The only thing it is used for is storing my to-do list materials for numerous projects I have in the works.  It’s pretty blah and boring thus far.
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We created a master ensuite (here).  The closet and bathroom space was created from our former third guest bedroom.
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Since we had to use professionals for much of our main floor renovation, we had to be very cheap, errr, creative when it came to furnishing and decorating our new home.  If I didn’t get something second-hand or make it myself, then I certainly purchased it on sale or with a coupon code.
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DIY projects: stenciled hallway, curtains, picture ledges, jewelry organizer, wall art, and more.  Wonderful Craigslist finds: dining room chairs, upholstered bench, bar stools, guest room nightstands, buffet, console table, master bedroom furniture, file cabinet helped me to stick to a budget, while still creating the look we desired.
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Spa Bathroom Makeover

Visit Retro Ranch Renovation often, we haven’t even started our basement renovation that has to happen at some point in the future.

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Comments

  1. Lovely home tour! I love the colors and it’s so much lighter and brighter. It makes me want to go knock some walls down in my house! 😉

  2. I love your fan/light in the bedroom. Where did you find it?

  3. Kelly says:

    beautiful!
    I love every room. so perfect
    can you share the aqua color in master bedroom please.

  4. Carly says:

    I would love to know where you got your couch and where your striped curtains came from as well. Your house is beautiful!

  5. Kristin says:

    I’m just coming to this via Pinterest. Wow, what a beautiful redo! I am absolutely in love with the chevron/zig-zag rug in the bedroom with the blue wall (well, that along with everything else…can I move in, please?!). Please tell me you purchased it somewhere I could get my hands on it too!! Thanks for the info!