Ranch-styled homes have simple floor plans with a wider outward appearance – without the depth that most present homes possess.
There’s a minimalistic, yet traditional, quality in its overall look and it makes for a great palette when styling and decorating with a specific vision in mind.
My grandmother had left me money for a down payment and after meeting the original owner it just felt right.” Although Sarah had big plans for the home (updating the sorely outdated kitchen was a must!
), she wanted her renovation to be respectful to the home’s original ethos.
The midcentury suburban home, at least until recently, has not been given the reverence it mightily deserves.
Oftentimes seen as too “new,” too common, or too kitsch for historic consideration, these houses are especially vulnerable to the pitfalls of careless, quick home renovations.
“When we toured this house it instantly reminded me of my grandparents’ house (which I had wanted to buy but was unable to at the time it was for sale).
It was not so much the layout, because our house has what I think is a rather unique 1950s layout, but more the way it was meticulously organized, cared for and decorated (my grandma also loved pink).Then interior designer Megan Hudacky of CKY Design layered on contemporary details to bring that vintage style into today.No matter your home’s era, you’ll be inspired by the result.With their single-story construction and efficient use of space, there's a lot to love about ranch houses.However, one look at the popcorn ceilings and 70s-era paneling will tell you that there's also plenty to improve.Combined with the low ceilings typical of this style, the dark walls can result in a cave-like atmosphere.