How to make a suburban house with a ‘realistic’ look
When I bought my house in a suburban area of suburban Kansas, I decided to go all out in creating a home that was authentic to my hometown.
I had to do a lot of work to get it to feel like I was living there.
My home was an homage to the 1950s and 1960s, and to my childhood memories.
In addition to having the classic style, I also wanted to create a home where the interior was designed to feel as though it was designed for a real person, not a fantasy.
The interior was made from reclaimed wood and faux leather, so it looked like the real thing, even though it wasn’t.
The result was an incredible home.
But that’s not all.
I also tried to create the space for my wife and my kids to spend time together, and the room for me to do all of my favorite activities, including the yoga class, which I am always on the lookout for.
I tried to make the house as comfortable as possible.
I chose to build it in the style of the 1930s and ’40s, which were a time of great innovation in the home and in American architecture.
This is the first post in my series, “A Home That Looks Like Home.”
To help you get started, I have a lot more to show you about my house.
Today, I’m sharing the following photos and my favorite things to do inside it: The kitchen, which was designed by a real-life house designer from California.
I used a vintage kitchen counter, as well as my favorite antique kitchen appliances, including a Dutch oven, a gas grill and a Dutch press.
I even had a wooden floor that I cut from old wood I had on hand.
My favorite room is the bedroom, which had a modern-day version of the original design, but with a vintage-inspired fireplace and stained glass windows.
My kitchen has the modern appliances I love: a stove, electric oven, microwave and dishwasher.
My living room has an antique fireplace, and I like the vintage-style curtains and door frames.
The master bedroom has a French door, and my wife, Kelly, loves her classic wood cabinets.
The kitchen has an old-fashioned refrigerator and a vintage countertop.
My dining room has a classic wine fridge and a new stainless steel wine rack.
The living room also has a vintage door and vintage tile floor.
The dining room is a great room to get away from it all and relax, and this is my favorite room in the house.
The back yard has a great view of the city, the mountains, and Kansas State University, as I enjoy watching the sun set over the mountains from my patio.
My dog loves this place.
I love the vintage furniture and a classic sofa.
I’ve never had a dog of my own, but this is one I love.
My wife loves the new wood and metal appliances, and she also loves her antique kitchen countertop, so I like to make it look like she is doing the same.
My kids love the new furniture, too.
The front porch has a beautiful view of Kansas State and I love seeing the view from the backyard as we have lunch.
The garage is the perfect spot for the kids to play and hang out.
My daughter and I enjoy making homemade pizza, which is our favorite part of the home.
The kids love being outside and I am so grateful to have this space for them to do their fun things, such as play in the yard and play on the lawn.
I just love the old style of decor, and that is what I am proudest of.
I hope you enjoy my little home, as it looks so authentic to Kansas.
Happy Home Building!