Rancher Home Layout – Entry

Before listing our house we added shutters to the exterior brick to give it a more impressive entry!  We also pulled out a lot of the overgrown shrubs and replaced with roses and small perennials.  This made a huge difference in the curb appeal!

Adding Shutters @ItsOverflowing

Do you remember what our rancher house looked like on the day we signed on the line?!  I had some huge concerns, but our vision was totally workable and the improvements have turned this rancher into a home I totally love!  Rancher Before After @ItsOverflowing

We had the exterior trim painted to help lighten the house, and thanks to a few hail storms, we had the roof replaced with a color that added a little more contrast!

For Sale By Owner @ItsOverflowing 2

We changed out our 1950s exterior light fixture (chose one that turned on automatically when the sun went down), our 1950s mailbox, and the ugly doorbell (we kept the doorbell box  inside because we loved the tone/tune so much).

Front Porch Lighting @ItsOverflowing

Inside the house you may remember the difference it made to add a door that had windows.  The hallways was previously so dungeon – like!  It’s amazing the pretty and useful finds that can be found on Craigslist!

Front Door Makeover @ItsOverflowing

When Stud first built this board and batten entry closet I was adamant that this was only for guests!  A few weeks later summer wrapped up and school was in full swing.  Speaking of full swing…the chaos in the kitchen quickly changed my purpose for the entry hooks…
Board and Batten 2 @ItsOverflowing

 Each of my sweeties had a hook and it amazed me what a difference this made in keeping them organized for the upcoming day!

Board and Batten 2 @ItsOverflowing

Remember how I crushed on Plants Turned into a Work of Art awhile back?!!  I’m still loving this fun vase find!

Rancher Entry @ItsOverflowing

A long time ago I showed you my DIY Creating a Window Pane Mirror!  On that day I also showed my awesome trick for making it easy peasy to hang pics that need two nails (here)!

Rancher Entry 6 @ItsOverflowing

Rancher homes tend to be long and thin and this home is exactly that!  The home layout has worked well up to this point, having the kids rooms a little removed from the family room, but I’m wanting a home that has a more central feel to it!  One that is more square than rectangle!  Straight ahead, the Family Room followed by my office and the kitchen!

Rancher Entry 2 @ItsOverflowing

And sharing the same wall, the formal rooms – living and dining.  I showed you the scoop on how I kept both pretty casual a few days ago.

Rancher House Remodel @ItsOverflowing

My sweet rancher…it was so fun to update!  If you’re updating a rancher, here’s an awesome before/after home tour for tons of inspiration and here’s the process of updating our rancher!

Linking up at: Savvy Southern Style, Between Naps on the Porch

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  1. I like the bookbag hooks in your foyer. I hope my foyer has room for some of those! I created a mini mudroom area in my foyer (the foyer is about 3×3 feet, I think!) and has no coat closet, but there isn’t a place yet for my kids’ bookcases, and they always throw their stuff all over the living room floor!

    • I think you will love the addition of some hooks Lauren!!! Nothing like getting their “stuff” off the floor! 🙂 XO, Aimee

  2. Angela says:

    Wow, you have a beautiful home!

  3. You are very clever with your calm colour schemes – I love the look you have created. And I love the hooks by the front door for your kid’s bags! I’ve just put hooks by mine and it’s great for caps, husband’s coat and MY bag! 😀

  4. What a bloody awesome home………………..I like the look of it a lot

  5. Such a beautiful home you have, very warm and welcoming! Looking forward to seeing what you do next.

  6. Just beautiful!! So clean and organized yet it still gives you a warm welcome.


  7. Julia @cuckoo4design says:

    I totally get what you mean when you say that you want a more central feel. I’m the same way. I love your home though 🙂

  8. Beautiful! I love your entryway! The board and batten is perfect!