STUCK on layout/updating ideas for my hillside ranch!!
I have a hillside ranch house that I have been completely remodeling on my own over the last two years. WHAT A PROJECT! The original builder had literally embedded a trailer home into this house. Luckilly for us, it was not structural in any way. We were able to gut half of it out from the inside and we have redone/replaced everything from from the inside out on the whole "left" side of the house. I took a bunch of pictures of the inside after we were nearing completion of what I was calling "Phase 1": Bedrooms and Bathrooms, last spring, and you can see these pictures here:
- You can see in some of the pictures the "step up" into the kitchen/dining - this is the remainder of the mobile home still embedded in the house, I have just finished off the transition for the time being until we start "Phase 2".
Since those pictures were taken, I have removed a junky front porch that hung off the "front" of the house, and put in a couple new windows, a new french door, and a ledger for what will be some kind of deck to be built next spring.
My problem is that I am now running out of inspiration, and we are running head-long into "Phase 2": kitchen, dining, living... I have worked so hard to give this box of a ranch some character on the inside, and what siding Ive done outside I have tried also to add character, but now that we are around to the front/right and entry areas of the house, I am running low on inspiration and worried no matter what I do the house is still going to look like a fancy double wide. I have put countless hours into trying to develop a master plan, but I somehow think it just falls flat. I could really use some help and inspiration on how to make this house look awesome and give it a nice floorplan. I have uploaded some new exterior shots, plus some screen rips of my current "plan" to this new 2012 album (keep in mind that everything to the "left" of the kitchen/dining in the floorplan has already been completely remodeled):
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!... even if that suggestion is "go find an architect" ;) If that is your suggestion, I'd love a reference, I only need design/concept help, not really any structural/build help, as I have carpenters/builders/structural engineers in the family who can help me with execution.