Updating a ranch house

09 Dec

We´ll help you find and settle down on the property that best fits your life and business.

FRONT PORCH: Before: We also did a quick front porch update by replacing the front door, DIYing a wall planter, and sprucing up the accessories.

The most costly and deadliest war of all time was finally over. The total wealth of the nation had doubled in just four years.

Nazi Germany, then Imperial Japan had unconditionally surrendered. Americans produced more food than they could eat, more clothing than they could wear, more steel than they could use, and pumped more than half of all the world's oil. Americans had money jingling in their pockets for the first time in a long time.

There were a record number of marriages in 1946 and again in 1947, and a record number of births — the beginning of the Baby Boom generation. Young couples with infants were living above garages, in spare rooms, in tiny apartments with their parents; returning veterans were forced to live in their cars. The ideal of actually owning a home was distant dream to the average wage-earner.

The government erected temporary veterans shelters to ease the problem in particularly overcrowded areas. It took years and years to save enough for the hefty down payment on even a modest pre-war house. So, the most that young post-war families looked forward to was just something clean and decent to rent.