• Replace the front door with a pair of glass doors (9-lite) or stain-grade wood stile and rail design; consider a carriage door design for the garage in stain-grade wood. • Transform your landscape with new patio trees in odd-numbered groupings and colorful, low maintenance plantings.
Q My husband and I have been living in our ranch home since the 1970s, and we are finally ready to do some upgrading to make it a little more current. The earth-hugging prairie-style houses pioneered by Frank Lloyd Wright and the popular California bungalow styles paved the way for the ranch.
The informal ranch style evolved from several 20th century styles.
Finish with a curb-to-door walkway that starts with a gate flanked by stone or brick pillars to stretch the design footprint in different directions.
But if you have “higher” expectations, gables are your go-to.
Give your squat space a lift with options as inexpensive as a coat of paint.