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!
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!
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!
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).
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!
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…
Each of my sweeties had a hook and it amazed me what a difference this made in keeping them organized for the upcoming day!
Remember how I crushed on Plants Turned into a Work of Art awhile back?!! I’m still loving this fun vase find!
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!
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.