Wild West Update
A 1942 ranch home in need of some pizzazz gets a makeover with lots of Western touches, including a split-rail fence and rough-hewn pine posts.
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Homeowner Dan Craver wants some new life breathed into his ranch home. Inspired by his antique horseshoe, he decides on a Western theme for the remodel.
Designer Cathy Riordan steps in to bring the look to fruition with new paint, landscaping and a creative re-tooling of an awkward garage space.
Here's how the designers accomplish this makeover:
They remove metal railings on the front porch and replace with sturdy rough hewn pine posts. One of two garage stalls is converted to a home office and the old garage door is replaced by a new wall with windows to blend it into the rest of the facade.
Part of the driveway is demolished and used in the new landscaping plan. They've added a coat of paint: sage green for the body and brown on the trim. Custom touches have been added, including new shutters and a cupola made of recycled aluminum.
A new Dutch farmhouse style front door adds a inviting look to the entrance. A split rail fence frames the yard area to help give the home that Western appearance. A variety of landscaping: birch trees, shrubs, climbing roses are added for color.
And the final decorative touches include windchimes, mailbox, porch light, and house numbers to complete this Western makeover.
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