Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Introduction to house renovations!

Hey everyone!  I am here to blog about my renovation journey as I take this 1960's contemporary yellow brick ranch from the 1960's and bring it into 2012!  When I was given the opportunity to renovate this home, I jumped at the chance!  I am a real estate agent, although as a disclaimer, renovating this home is NOT work related! This is a purely personal project (well, it's actually a family project, but I'll avoid getting into the specifics).   The short story is that I feel very blessed to have this opportunity to take this old house and make it new again!  The home had not been lived in for about 6 years, and I don't think anyone updated it at all!  Every single bit of this home was straight from 1960!    My goal for the home is to make it modern, fun, and functional...without completely losing the core of what the house is.  It's a contemporary ranch, so I am not going to decorate or renovate as if it were a colonial.   When I started thinking about this project, I scoured the web for as many options and inspirations as I could find.  I did find some cool options, but what I realized is that there are not many blogs dedicated to taking older ranch homes and making them more transitional and livable for today's homeowners.   And, while this is not a work-blog, I will say that as a real estate agent, I see so many clients walk through a house JUST like this one, and they run the other way because they just cannot see how amazing it could be when it's renovated.    That's my goal for this blog....not only to document this process, but to inspire potential home buyers to consider something a little non-traditional! :)

Here are some "before" pictures of the exterior. I'll post before pics of the interior as I go through each room and show you the renovations!







As you can see, this house needs work!   Stay tuned tonight for my first post about the exterior renovations!

Happy Renovating!
~Nikki

1 comment:

  1. Wow, amazing how a little paint and vision can impact a home..... Look forward to the interior shots, keep up the good work.

    -CSD

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