Seventies Ranch Gets a Feel Good Makeover

Homes built during the 60s and 70s tend to have boxy rooms with carpet and dark paneled walls. At first sight, the basic ranch home might appear boring and dungeon-like. But give it a makeover and you can enjoy a light and airy seventies ranch like this beauty!

Seventies Ranch Entryway with blue door and wooden benchPhoto by Julie Holloway


The charming cottage-style living room breathes new life with a fresh coat of paint. The fireplace was likely dark red brick while the paneled walls were knotty pine.

Cottage Style Living Room with White Painted Brick and PanelingPhoto by Julie Holloway


Swapping old carpeting for new wood floors is a great way to freshen up a seventies ranch – or any room in any home, for that matter.

Knotty Pine Paneling Painted White in Seventies Ranch Living RoomPhoto by Julie Holloway


The kitchen pairs crisp white with mint green for a bright and airy look. Wood floors add a bit of drama to the space while striped pillows lend a pop of pink.

Round Wood Table with Upholstered Chairs in Breakfast NookPhoto by Julie Holloway


Don’t have ample room in the kitchen for a large refrigerator? No problem! A skinny SMEG fridge fits snugly into custom cabinetry.

SMEG refrigerator in seventies ranch kitchenPhoto by Julie Holloway


Subway tile extends up onto the range’s vent hood and a pretty oil painting adds color when the stove isn’t being used.

Subway Tile on Range Hood in Ranch KitchenPhoto by Julie Holloway


Remember that brush of pink in the breakfast nook? It appears once again on the pendant lights hanging above the banquette table.

Built-In Banquet in Seventies Ranch KitchenPhoto by Julie Holloway


Today’s ranch home tour features plenty of dining spaces – which is great for people who love to entertain!

Gray Dining Room with White Chairs and Raspberry Cushioned SeatsPhoto by Julie Holloway


Love this bathroom with its minty sliding barn door and gorgeous walk-in shower!

Updated Seventies Ranch Bathroom with Walk-In ShowerPhoto by Julie Holloway


The bathroom enjoys a bit of glam with a gilded mirror over a contemporary vanity.

Contemporary Bathroom with Gilded MirrorPhoto by Julie Holloway


A soaking tub and chandelier with crystals lend a bit of romance.

Contemporary Bathroom with Gilded MirrorPhoto by Julie Holloway


I love when I find a new-to-me designer whose style I find appealing no matter what the project entails. Julie Holloway did an awesome job and I love all her projects that I’ve seen.

You can see more of today’s charming seventies ranch makeover at Houzz.


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  1. The designer did a great job, she had some wonderful pictures placed all through the house along with lighting.I wonder why none of the bedrooms were shown.