Our latest home reminds me of a comment from the Simpsons, "Who wants another bite of banality?" That pretty much sums up this 1978 ranch home. It wasn't what we wanted for style, location, etc, but the price was right.
The back of the house was as ugly as the front, maybe even a little worse
Inside the house we had a perfectly average living room with baseboard heat and a wood stove because electric baseboards are exorbitantly expensive.
Kitchen Before - So much ugliness packed into 72 sq ft
Master Bedroom After
The basement was partially finished but we will have to tear down the drywall and start over with a better layout. This is the "den" at the bottom of the stairs.
The master bedroom in our house has never been anything special. In fact, the only reason the front bedroom was called the master is that it is slightly larger than the other bedroom. Lacking a bathroom or any special features, there was nothing master-ish about it. The room was long, but narrow, less than 10' wide. The closet took up most of the limited wall space so there were few options for dresser placement. We replaced the casement window with single hung windows which brought a lot more natural light into the room. Last summer we began our first floor remodel and we finally made some real changes to the floor plan. After gutting the bedroom I framed in a new walk-in closet for the bedroom and moved the adjoining coat closet to the hallway wall. The new layout shortened the bedroom by a few feet, but the new closet layout allowed more storage and wall space for the room. However I neglected to take any more photos until after we finished the room, so let's jump f…