We bought our third home, a raised ranch in a small community in Northern Ontario, in March 2020. See the original home tour post here.
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Raised Ranch Upstairs
Our raised ranch is approximately 1100sqft, and has the typical split entry with a staircase going up, and one going down.
Most of the entry was improved when we updated the front door.
Most of the upstairs had painted subfloors at the time of possession. But we’ve since added a dark wood-look vinyl plank. The most up-to-date living room photos are here.
We carved out a tiny space for an office in between the living room and dining room. Read more about the office and plant shelves here.
The dining room is located in the corner next to the kitchen.
The kitchen has remained mostly unchanged from when we moved in. We have big plans for this space, including removing the two walls that block it in!
The main bathroom is located next to the kitchen, near all the bedrooms.
Each of the bedrooms had similar mid-toned laminate flooring installed. We just added the furniture from the last nursery (and replaced the flooring).
The main bedroom was the first room we tackled in our new house. You can see all the posts and the reveal here from the Spring 2020 One Room Challenge.
The older two kids share a bedroom (the younger two are pictured in the photo above). Again, we just took their stuff from the last bedroom and hung a couple of shelves.
Raised Ranch Basement
There are two additional bedrooms in our basement, another bathroom and a large living room. The living room also has a walk-out to the backyard.
The basement living room is currently our garage storage zone (as seen in the photos here). The plan is to keep it empty from furniture so the kids can use it as a run-around space.
The basement bathroom has a stand-up shower and could use a bit of a refresh.
Basement Guest Room
The guest room also serves as a storage space for our seasonal items.
Basement Laundry Room / Pain Cave
The last two rooms in the basement are the laundry room, and the 5th bedroom. The husband uses it as his pain cave…
Raised Ranch Exterior
You can read more about our exterior in the post here. Essentially, we live on a corner lot, and the sides are wider than the front/back.
We updated the curb appeal by replacing the broken front door, and changing out a few of the accessories.
The backyard is just a 9×40 space, and we have plans to extend it out to the main yard once the garage is done.
Our big plans for the main yard include building a detached garage.