The renovation priorities for this 1950’s ranch were to enlarge and update the kitchen, add a second story including more bedroom and bath space, design a more comfortable living space on the first floor, and change the overall character of the home both inside and out while increasing the overall efficiency of the home. The Craftsman style was the homeowners’ favorite, and we were asked to introduce the details of that design era wherever appropriate. By designing second story, covered front porch and screened back porch additions, the roofline of the home changed drastically, and the horizontal character of the 1950’s ranch was quickly lost. We incorporated an existing bedroom and removed an awkward corner fireplace to allow for more space in the family room and kitchen areas. The Jack-and-Jill bathroom that existed between the two bedrooms became a private bath for the remaining bedroom. The new family room is open to the kitchen and breakfast areas, and the dark stained oak coffered ceiling adds a touch reflective of the Craftsman style. We expanded the kitchen area and designed efficient custom cabinetry to create the maximum amount of storage space and work area. The cherry cabinets, granite countertops, and crackled glazed backsplash tile combine to create a warm kitchen that is the perfect focal point of the new living space. In the breakfast room, French doors to the new screened porch provide views of the stone fireplace and vaulted cedar porch framing. A new partially open staircase leads up to a sitting area in the second floor addition. Two comfortable bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bath on one side of the addition, and the master suite is on the other. The shared bath’s vanity countertop is made of concrete and recycled glass and adds a unique touch to the space. The master bedroom has large windows that provide a lot of light and views of the expansive front yard. We designed his and her walk-in closets with wonderfully efficient storage space and a dressing area that connects the closets to the master bathroom. The additions and changes to the home look as if they have always been there, reflecting a successful and environmentally friendly renovation - green products and practices were incorporated into every room of this award-winning, EarthCraft certified home. The homeowners gained the space their family needed while adding the quality, details and character their home had been lacking.