Magazine article Sunset

From the Editor

Magazine article Sunset

From the Editor

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I USED TO FEAR that, by the time I finished remodeling my house to reflect my style, my taste would have totally changed and I'd want to start over. Job exposure to so many interesting, evolving home ideas has a downside.

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When we bought our 1950s ranch house 10 years ago, I was in love with Craftsman style. We put up handsome moldings, added warm reddish brown hardwood floors, and completely overhauled an ordinary brick fireplace with a new mantel that cost as much as my first car. Every project we started was intended to give our plain-vanilla rancher the character of an older home.

By the time we got to last year's bathroom remodel, however, I had fallen in love with simplicity, clean lines, and a slightly more modern look. Trying to make the bathroom "go with" the rest of the house has taught me that it's probably best not to try to completely duplicate one era in a house that's from a different one. …

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