Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage – Before & Afters


Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters

When we bought our 1950s brick ranch in Seattle about five and a half years ago, it certainly wasn’t my dream house. It was in pretty good shape for a 1950s home, it just wasn’t my style. Plus it was ready for some updates, which made it the perfect house for us as we were able to make it our own.

When I squinted my eyes a bit and looked past the things I didn’t love about the house, I could see how it could become (over time) the house I dreamed of–a charming coastal cottage!

Over time, we began transforming this home into a place we love to live. We still have so many projects we want to do. But instead of just feeling frustrated that we aren’t further ahead ahead or dreaming of more we want to do, I find it beneficial to look back at how far we’ve come. The before and afters still shock ME sometimes!

I’ll be creating some separate posts to share inspiration for the upcoming house projects we’d like to do next in our home, but in the meantime, let’s enjoy this walk down memory lane.

Our house is in a constant state of change, so you’ll see the plants grow or landscaping change, or decor and furnishings shift around from photo to photo. That’s because these photos were taken over the past several years. I tend to think of some of them as “progress shots” rather than “afters” since we are often continually updating each space (and in some cases we haven’t taken final “after shots” yet. The final afters on some of our projects are still a few years away :).

This post won’t highlight everything we’ve done, but it’s a fun round up of some of the changes and a way to highlight the transformation throughout the house. Enjoy and click the post links below each photo for details

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before: dated front porch and door
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Painted brick and a new classic dutch door

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Painted Exterior Brick White

New outdoor lantern

Replaced front door with Dutch door

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before: cracked concrete patio
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
After: New Trex Deck and railings
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before: dangerous concrete and unwelcoming porch
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
After: new concrete, Dutch door and a refreshed porch

Tore out our side yard and created a patio.

New posts and light on the porch

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before: the house from the backyard
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
After

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Trex Deck Before & After

Painted Exterior Brick White

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before: tired shed
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters

Progress: Painted the shed white (click for details)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Unusable side yard, dangerous concrete
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
After: new concrete patio and steps, railings and double white gate

Installed a white picket garden gate (click for post details)

Lots of landscaping to the yard

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
After

Installed a fence and white gate (click for details)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
After

Removed metal awning

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Cracked driveway, dated lighting
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters

Got a new driveway and lantern (click for lantern source)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters

After: Painted Concrete Steps and Patio

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before: dark and dated entry
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters

Progress

Paint, new Dutch door, new lights from Barn Light.

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters

Progress: Refreshed with paint and hardware

Swapped out hardware and hung a curtain from a tension rod to separate off the master bedroom and bathroom

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Progress

Simple Cabinet Makeover with battery-operated sconces, new hardware and removable shiplap wallpaper (click for details)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Progress

Made two square doors into an archway (click for details)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Progress

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Painted our fireplace stone with gray chalk paint, then white!

Installed a fireplace insert – click here for details and before & after

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Galley kitchen: before
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Galley kitchen after

Remodeled our entire kitchen including replacing a square window with round.

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Our Kitchen Remodel: Before & After.

All kitchen details, sources, FAQ and ideas to get the look!

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Kitchen before
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
After
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
After

Replaced side door with Dutch door (click for details)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
After
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
After
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
After
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Guest bedroom before

Updated our Small Guest Room (click for details)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Small master before
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Progress: Small master bedroom

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Painted Master Bedroom a dark plum color

Recent Master Bedroom Makeover

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters

Installed plantation shutters throughout the house (click for details)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before

Changed two square doors to an arch (click for details)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Added wood to wall in dining room

Removed doorbell and installed shiplap walls in dining room (click for details)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before: bedroom
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Progress

Pulled out carpet and painted my son’s room (Night Sky Grey by Glidden)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before: Basement

Added a wall in our lower level to create a separate home office / guest space (click for details)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before: basement
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Progress: created a new room for an office/bedroom

Removed carpet and painted staircase (Kendall Charcoal Benjamin Moore)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters

Installed new laminate flooring in the basement (click for details)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters

Progress: new room in basement

Set up an apartment space in the new room in our lower level (click for details)

Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Before
Transforming a 1950s Brick Ranch to a Charming Coastal Cottage - Before & Afters
Progress

Did a simple makeover on our basement bathroom with a painted vanity, wall stencil, new lights and fixtures. (click for details)

We feel great about our progress, but there’s so much more on our list we hope to get to in time! I hope this post inspires you to see the possibility and potential in your home. No matter what your house looks like right now, you can find simple ways to transform it as you add your own personality and style to each space!


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