If you refinish your counters, try to leave the windows open for three days to dissipate fumes – and to fully dry paint. Before we get into the before and after pictures, here are a few things that may better help you understand our home: – A quick walk-through of our ranch as we purchased it, no changes made. One of how we bought the home, and a second detailing our intentions ().This even works for strong-smelling counter-top refinisher.
– If you’re looking for as many possible details on a specific room, check out the “Categories” section in the sidebar where you can find posts divided by room! FRONT YARD: Our first year in our new home, we put the majority of our focus into the interior spaces. Before: Two large trees flanking the driveway once blocked the view of most of the home.
By removing the trees, switching out the exterior lighting, and replacing the mailbox, we enhanced the appeal a bit just with small updates.
Natural elements—vintage wooden cutting boards, the Shaker-style barstools' woven rush seats, and a faded antique wool runner—warm up the cool space.
The old cabinets were revived with bright white paint and cast-iron knobs, while a new butcher-block countertop finished off the look.
A home that boasts an original 1950s kitchen is likely to be charming but outdated and worn.
It may be tempting for homeowners to rip out an old kitchen and start fresh with modern finishes and amenities.
Brass bin pulls, butcher block countertops, and a copper backsplash behind the range add warmth to the new gray cabinets.
A mellow gray-and-white palette sets a calm tone for the whole house.
However, there are a few things that homeowners can do to a 1950s kitchen that will update and make the space more functional for cooking and eating---while staying true to its vintage style.