DIY remodeling is how we’ve been able to have a farmhouse cottage we love on a budget that started as a 1982 ranch house. It’s fun to look at before and after photos of our house, because it shows that regular people (no contractors or designers in this house!) with basic skills can make big changes with limited funds. And you can, too!
DIY Remodel from Ranch to Cottage
Here’s where we started with our DIY remodeling: the top photo shows what our 1982 ranch house looked like shortly after we closed on our house (but after the tree door-blocking came down!).
The bottom photo is what it looked like after most of our major remodeling, 4 years later. Much more farmhouse-like, don’t you think?
Go here to see the original ranch to cottage exterior post, including what it looked like on closing day!
The Garage to Living Space Remodel
See more ways to add cottage curb appeal here.
I hope you have enjoyed this little before and after tour and are inspired to do a little project (or two – we know how they can spiral…) of your own!