A Word about the Library


Remodeling & Design

As I mentioned in the last post, we had three living areas in the mid-century ranch. The smallest of the three we decided to use as a library. Here is a before shot: Not terrible, really. Dated wallpaper not exactly to our taste, dated paneling not exactly to our taste, the ubiquitous late ’70s brass […]

February 18, 2015

The Heart of the Home – Part 2


Remodeling & Design

The kitchen is where you live. Change the kitchen and you change the entire feel – the entire living experience – of the home. Here is another view of the skeleton of our mid-century ranch kitchen reconfiguration and remodel: The window/pass-through to the family room has been expanded, the cabinets on the left side of […]

February 4, 2015

The Heart of the Home – Part 1


Remodeling & Design

The kitchen is the heart of almost any modern American home – and by “modern,” I mean built since the dawn of the 20th century. Even in those houses where it is tucked off to the side, out of the way and seemingly disconnected from the intended living spaces, the kitchen is where folks tend […]

February 1, 2015