Today, a breakdown of the Midcentury Modern style - both at NASA and at home - in one of my favorite recent movies: Hidden Figures.
The definition of a true MCM kitchen is not the laminate counter tops and pastel appliances. You can recognize a classic ranch kitchen by its layout and by the driving philosophy behind it.
Here's an interesting example of the residential ARCHITECTURE being constructed at the same time as the ranch house was filling the country. Farnswoth house has been called the “reducio ad absurdum of the notion of a dwelling.”
You can remodel your home and substantially increase your living area without adding on a single square foot! Staying within your existing footprint is easier, cheaper and more sustainable.
Having passed the framing and electrical inpsections, the next direct step for the basement was to finish up the insulation. For the first time ever, this task turned out to be easier than I expected.
Yesterday the new flooring for the basement was delivered. I'm not quite ready to install it but I do have a sample on the floor already!
Today I consider the similarities and differences between two closely related building types, the Chicago Bungalow and the Midwestern Ranch. What can one teach about the other?
n what was actually one of the easiest steps in the whole basement project - a day and a half of concentrated work by me, my dad, and our fabulous electrician Terry Kuehn - we made some of the most concrete-feeling progress. We've created order from chaos from order!
After all this work in the basement - slow but steady - I decided to take on something a little more quickly satisfying: painting the bedrooms grey. Check it out!
The basement framing has been proceeding in the background of several other projects and is starting to finally come together. The electrician is scheduled to come out and work with me on wiring in the next few weeks!