Ideas for updating ranch/rambler
We are purchasing a second home for my mother to live in. It was built in 1969 and we plan to remodel the interior, which has the original everything (including Maytag washer and dryer!).
I'm leaning towards cottage style because it has no particular style except for one thing: a large white quartz rock fireplace surround with paneled walls adjacent to it. There are also oak hardwood floors under the carpet.
My vague plan at this point is to paint the paneling blue or green, add a more substantial mantle and replace the thin strips of baseboard with white painted baseboard and crown molding.
My husband and the contractor think we should pull the paneling off and install drywall.
We will also update the kitchen and bathrooms, but I'm trying to figure out which direction to go first.
I've posted a link. The siding is white vinyl and will someday be replaced, probably with board and batten above the brick.
Here is a link that might be useful: Ranch Remodel