Updating ranch style house

Today’s house transformation, in Nashville, TN, is proof that when you find the perfect designer and builder for your needs and dreams, the results are outstanding.

And we love to travel, so occasionally you’ll see a few photos from some of places we’ve visited. Currently it’s decorated for fall, but will get changed in a few weeks.

Suburban tract houses built after World War II are often said to lack curb appeal because they are mass produced with cookie-cutter sameness.

Hirsch says that a house should "fit" you: "It should fit your needs, your desires, your lifestyle, your aesthetic sense, the needs of your family, your aspirations—everything about you." So, the question is this: What Can You Do for a Ho-Hum House?

"It's everything I wanted to live in." Abby says. NEXT: House Problems The trouble began when their structural engineer inspected the house. Michael, a building contractor, purchased an easy home design software program.

Trees crowded this house, the veranda's railing was missing, and a lack of landscaping made the house unwelcoming."I'm always in search of the ugly duckling," says designer Ann Nicholson, referring to the day that she and her husband, Charles, stopped short in front of this 1910 Craftsman-style bungalow with zero curb appeal, a partially gutted interior, and a 'For Sale by Owner' sign pushed into an overgrown lawn.