how to remodel a ranch style kitchen a stunning before and after

How to Remodel a Ranch Style Kitchen: A Stunning Before and After

You might ask why, after almost 28 years in our home, we decided to spend the money on such an enormous project. I would tell you our house just no longer worked for us, or more specifically, me. My husband and I are almost empty nesters, some of our children are married and we now even have grandchildren. Our galley kitchen kept me stuck cooking while the rest of my family visited in a separate room.I was tired of missing conversations and precious moments on those rare occasions we're all together.

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Crammed Into Your Home? Let Me Help You With Some Organizational Tips!

My ranch style home actually has small rooms and even smaller closets. The house was built in the 1950’s and there are no large closets or extra space! I have had to be creative in rethinking how to make the best use of my home.

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Some People Loved This Deck and Some Hated It. See the Difference Now!

When I first posted about our "dream deck" I was surprised at the response. What some people missed was the fact the new wood needed to "cure" before staining. Check out how the deck now blends in with our ranch style home!

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Tips From a Professional Painter on How to Paint an Accent Wall

A professional painter gives tips on painting an accent wall, with information on paint selection, producing straight lines, brush work and application.

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Make Your Deck Unique With a Sunburst Deck Railing

My favorite part of our DIY front deck is my husband's sunburst deck railing. It wasn't without its bumps and involved starting over but the finished product was worth it!

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You Won't Believe This Amazing Deck Restoration. From Old to Fab!

Anyone have a deck that looks like this? After 20 years our deck had seen various stains and paints and was in desperate need of a makeover!

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Are Bugs Ruining Your Summer Relaxation Plans? See My Easy Solution!

We love spending time outdoors with the family but bugs were a total nuisance. Here's my easy DIY solution!

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DIY Outdoor Living: How Our 1950's Dated Ranch Home Got a Facelift!

The dream began sometime after we moved into our 1950's dated ranch home 23 years ago. So much of the inside has been transformed into organized and beautiful living space, but now it was time for the outside! Everything you see here came from an idea or DIY project we initiated or completed. Decorated with thrifty home decor found at yard sales, thrift stores or on the side of the road, this deck truly is an outdoor room!

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Make Your Small Bathroom Look Bigger: Install Beadboard Paneling

Our small bathroom desperately needed a makeover. Down came dated mosaic tile and old sheetrock. Installing beadboard paneling all the way to the ceiling made the small room look larger and the clean look is fabulous. Great tutorial on the blog.

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Detailed Tutorial on how to make a Gallery Wall

Gallery Wall with vinyl words cut with Cricut diecutting machine. Used painted (thrifted) frames spray painted white and black and white pictures (printed on sale). To see entire tutorial visit my blog!

Marty's Musings
Marty's Musings
About meMarty Walden believes anyone can create an authentic home filled with simple, thrifty decor. When you join her community, you’ll gain the knowledge and confidence to create a treasured home and still live within your means!