Before & After: Retro ranch remodel
Obsessed with retro style, this Arizona couple found a house to match
While flipping through Alan Hess’s The Ranch House a few years ago, the Scottsdale couple were inspired to explore the 1960s tracts of the city’s Village Grove neighborhood.
Driving around, they came upon a house for sale, nearly obscured by overgrown shrubbery.
“There was a huge dumpster in the driveway, and inside, junk everywhere—you could barely see the floor,” Matthew says. The house turned out to be already under contract, but when the deal fell through, the Hibbards stepped in.
Being on a tight budget, they did most of the rehab work themselves—redoing floors, fixtures, walls, and ceilings—and then decorated with a mix of new and secondhand pieces. Click ahead for a tour.
The Cado wall unit was a Craigslist score.
“I don’t like the look of knowing exactly where everything is from,” Jennifer says. In place of a headboard, Matthew covered the wall with an eco-friendly obeche-zebrawood composite from Brookside Veneers.
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Stay in the know: “I always sign up for mailing lists at my favorite stores, so I know when new items are available and on sale,” says Jennifer. She also searches for online coupon websites to find coupons for items she knows she wants to buy: “I’ve saved hundreds of dollars.” Her preferred sites include couponing.about.com, retailmenot.com, and fatwallet.com