Updating a rancher home
Of course, the latter-mentioned group of people could just hire someone to renovate their homes for them, but then that comes with messy and costly renovations.
Anyone who has done a major renovation can attest to the unexpected costs and immense mess that it creates.
We’ll see how this goes as we work through, room by room! The exterior is traditional red brick and they are on a lovely street off the Marietta square. Excuse my photos, I didn’t have my tripod with me, so they aren’t the clearest, but you can get an idea of the layout of the house. She would love to open up the wall behind the sofa into the family room behind it. I’m sure that’s a load bearing wall, but it would really give more of a spacious feel if it was opened up. The family room is right behind the formal living room and the kitchen is through that door to the right. We are going to reupholster some of her furniture and I’ll help her shop for new pieces later on. I’m trying to figure out how to update the doors, maybe adding some molding. Not sure what we will do with this desk area, may keep it or do something different. Can you imagine how much lighter and brighter it will feel? She already got rid of a lot of stuff in here and we aren’t finished decorating yet. I’ll keep you posted along the way as Andrea and David update this home and make it a beautiful space to live. I'm Rhoda, from Atlanta, GA and I love decorating and DIY projects.
We are going to paint this brick fireplace and all the wood paneling. Not sure yet, but we are probably going with White Dove on the kitchen cabinets and some of this paneling. It’s got so much potential and I can’t wait to see it come alive! Decorating a home doesn't have to cost a fortune and I've spent years thrifting at antiques markets and yard sales, finding those treasures that make a home unique.
Homeowners want an open floor plan where the kitchen, family room and dining room share one vast open space.It will completely change the look of this room when that happens. I'm here to inspire and encourage other women to find their own inner creativity. Andrea saw my painted paneling in my den and understood the power of paint. Sometimes it’s as simple as getting rid of bigger, bulkier furnishings, or moving furnishings around the room to see what placement gives the most open space.If you are attached to the huge armoire, cabinet or other bulky furnishing that is taking up a lot of space, then consider painting it a warm off-white color— this will help it “disappear” into the room, tricking the eye to think the space is more airy and open.
How can we update our homes while bypassing major renovations?