Ranch Style Dream House Tour

When we first saw this cute little Ranch Home we knew we could transform it into something that checked all the boxes for a potential home buyer, while still keeping it one level.  Like most mid-century ranches in our area this house had only one bathroom, small bedrooms, a tiny kitchen, and low ceilings.  It also had a one car garage attached to the house, but the only way to access it was to go outside.

There are very few renovated single story homes in our area. When we did a ranch home renovation last year it went very fast, so we decided to completely renovate and expand on this home.  Our goal was to include more amenities, like a big open kitchen with an island, high ceilings, first floor laundry, a fireplaced family room, a master bathroom, and direct access to the garage with mudroom storage.  It was a big project that included 2 additions and completely reworking the layout.


PROJECT AT A GLANCE:

Location:  Burlington, MA

Type of Home:   Ranch Built In 1953

Square footage BEFORE:  993 Square Feet

Square footage AFTER:  2,370 Square Feet

ORIGINAL FLOOR PLAN:

Ranch Style Dream House Tour by Kadilak Homes

PROPOSED FLOOR PLAN:

Ranch Style Dream House Tour by Kadilak Homes

Before & After:  In general, I appreciate the look of a brick facade, but this was just way too orange!  The house also had a very long flat front roof line. We had hoped to add a front porch, but it turned out that the house was already too close to the street and the zoning restrictions would not allow us to do any forward expansion of the roof line.

Mid century brick ranch; one story brick house

Working with what we had: Since expanding forward to break up the long roof line wasn’t an option we decided to add a gable over the front entrance area.  We also painted that section to match the garage door to separate the entry from the rest of the facade.

ranch home with front gable, single story home with front gable, single story home no porch, single story home curb appeal, recessed panel garage door, carriage house style garage door.

Before:  The original galley kitchen was apartment sized and there was only one small bathroom in the house.  It was more of a starter home and our goal was to make it someone’s forever home.

1990's maple cabinet kitchen, galley kitchen, apartment kitchen1990's bathroom in need of renovation, window in shower

Before and After:  We relocated the family room to the new addition and expanded the kitchen into the old living room.

1950's single story homeRound dining table with fabric chairs in a kitchen with high ceilings, gray kitchen cabinets with brushed gold hardware, turquoise pattern tile backsplash

After:  The newly expanded kitchen features gray cabinets with brushed gold hardware, an island with seating for 4, high ceilings, and an open view of the fireplace wall.

Round dining table with fabric chairs in a kitchen with high ceilings, gray kitchen cabinets with brushed gold hardware, turquoise pattern tile backsplash, 4 door Samsung fridge, Calacatta Venice quartz counters, square island legs

3 person island in a kitchen with high ceilings, gray kitchen cabinets with brushed gold hardware, Calacatta Venice quartz counters, square island legs, fireplace wall with tall windows, windows with transoms, shiplap fireplace wall with benjamin moore sea glass CSP-735

3 person island in a kitchen with high ceilings, gray kitchen cabinets with brushed gold hardware, Calacatta Venice quartz counters, square island legs, fireplace wall with tall windows, windows with transoms, shiplap fireplace wall with benjamin moore sea glass CSP-735

After:  This addition flows from the kitchen to the fireplace wall with windows overlooking the backyard.  This is also where we built a full mudroom with direct access to the one car garage.

Family room with high ceilings, white ceiling beams, fireplace wall with tall windows, windows with transoms, shiplap fireplace wall with benjamin moore sea glass CSP-735, floor and decor Moda Del MarPatina White Polished Porcelain Tile

Family room with high ceilings, white ceiling beams, fireplace wall with tall windows, windows with transoms, shiplap fireplace wall with benjamin moore sea glass CSP-735, floor and decor Moda Del MarPatina White Polished Porcelain Tile

Sea Glass CSP-735 by Benjamin Moore was the perfect green paint to use as our accent color throughout the home! Used on as the accent wall around the fireplace, and both mudrooms!

SeaGlass-BenjaminMoore-KadilakHomes

Family room with high ceilings, white ceiling beams, fireplace wall with tall windows, windows with transoms, shiplap fireplace wall with benjamin moore sea glass CSP-735, floor and decor Moda Del MarPatina White Polished Porcelain Tile

The Main Bath: Was renovated and expanded. We also added the washer & dryer hook up to this bathroom in the additional space. (not shown in picture below)

The Master Bedroom:  This home was lacking a real master suite, so a second addition was needed to enlarge the bedroom and add a private bathroom and walk-in closet.

Master bedroom with high ceilings and private bathroom, Benjamin Moore Seersucker Suit SCP-580Master bathroom with double sinks and babylon gray quartz, Benjamin Moore Seersucker Suit SCP-580, black faucets, Kohler Tempered

We loved this tile so much when we used it as a backsplash at our Rooster House Project that we decided to use it as an accent in the master shower.

Master bathroom with double sinks and babylon gray quartz, Benjamin Moore Seersucker Suit SCP-580, black faucets, Kohler Tempered, marble tile, diamond tile

The Basement Before & After:  The lower level was the perfect spot for some bonus space! The existing foot print did not change, we added a full wet bar with a beverage fridge & a full bathroom.

1950's basement single story home; ranch

Finished basement with wet bar, babylon gray quartz, subway tile, black ceiling, floor and decor vail greige rigid core luxury vinyl plank, floor and decor vinyl flooring, benjamin moore Seersucker Suit CSP-580

Black and white hexagon floor, black and white tile floor, Kohler Tempered faucet, black faucet, black shower fixtures, black mirror, black round mirror, black cabinet handles

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