(Check out more of my favorites on my Pinterest boards. We updated to stainless steel appliances, soapstone countertops, and installed a subway tile backsplash. There’s just something special about walking into a room that you’ve literally re-built from the ground up. The industrial vibe streaming from the pendants and metal stools makes me a little weak in the knees. 8 Chrome High Arc Faucet – Found on Ebay for 0 (can also be found here) Glass Funnel Pendant Light – With 10% off Home Depot coupon. Heydt Designs featured at Houzz Back at Cape 27, Jessie and her husband started out with a dowdy, outdated galley kitchen. 9 Luftig Exhaust Hood – With 20% off Kitchen Sale.As you look through these plans, consider the ways ranch-style housing remains a popular and practical choice.With no stairs to a second floor, a ranch home—new or old—can be an ideal choice for homeowners who want to age in place.The importance of the garage is pronounced by placing it at the front of the home, with the dining room and kitchen behind.Years ago, if you wanted to renovate your house in a historically accurate way, it was almost required that your house be either a Victorian or a Craftsman-style house.This style was one of the most popular housing types built in the US.
It means keeping a lot of the things that us today have long outgrown.The name of this design, "Ranchero," describes the intent of the architect.The house plan's living area, or floor space, is 1,342 square feet, but add to that 379 square feet of porch area—not to mention the 225 square foot garage.Here are some things you might like and dislike about doing a historically accurate ranch-house renovation. After practicing architecture for nine years in Manhattan, focusing on commercial work and public housing, Amy came home to Atlanta to renovate her mother's ranch-style house and contemplate the next step in her career. "I liked redesigning my mom's house, and I thought, 'I'm on to something with these ranch-style houses, so I think I'll just stay,' " she says.There's a great blog called Retro Renovation, run by Pam Kueber, which covers houses from the 1920s to 1970s.