I purchased this 50's ranch because it had great bones and my plan was to use materials that were trendy, yet durable.
As this home was built on a cement slab, I chose a durable manufactured flooring with a cork backing. This product provides a nice cushion as well as a moisture barrier. The tile in the master shower and guest bath is high quality subway style porcelain tile. The bath fixtures and toilets are all Kohler, which I like for their beauty and durability. Carpet in the bedrooms is a high traffic, dense pile that is also velvety soft and has a modern appeal.
The kitchen was originally cut off by a small peninsula, which was removed, along with a window, to make room for the refrigerator on back wall which I removed off the wall and off of the traffic pattern coming into kitchen from living room.
The living room was dark and separated from kitchen and hall by small closets. I had the walls removed and then moved the front door 4' to the left to allow for large barn door closet and soundproof washer/dryer closet.
For the family room I lowered a vaulted ceiling to accommodate new HVAC and recessed lighting. I also added a much needed coat closet area as well as a bar area with beverage refrigerator.
The master bedroom closet was removed and the wall pushed out in order to make room for a 60" double vanity. I used a pocket door as an additional space saver. The tub area was turned into modern shower with glass barn door and modern rain head shower.
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