Blast From the Past: Woman Designs Home Like It Was the 1970s

by Hannah Heser
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A mom of three children turns her Chicago home into a style from the 1970s.

Last year, Corbyn Hanson Wittig decides to move into a four-bedroom house with her three kids and husband. A few items that the previous owner left inside sparks her imagination to renovate the entire house.

The Process for Renovating Her Home Like the 1970s

In the process of transforming the house into a 1970s theme, Corbyn and her family only use hand-me-down items. She later told Fox News why she did this.

“It feels like the right time to find alternatives to buying new due to climate change, so we turned to secondhand first. If you’re paying the same or less, why would you go and buy a bin from Target when you could get the same or cheaper vintage?”

She mentions that there’s almost nothing newer than 1980 or more than 25 dollars in the house. Thrifting is the way to go when redesigning. Additionally, the house is full of multicolor pillows, blankets, walls, bright lampshades, as well as other artifacts you would see in the 1970s.

Secondly, Wittig designs her home like the 1970s to in bring more color than a regular white or grey home. She says “That is such a boring path to take.”

“I love the flower power and the bright colors,” Corbyn adds. We don’t have the same style that the 1970s have anymore. She thinks people are missing out on how fun and relaxing this style is.

Advice From the Mom on Remodeling a 1970s-Themed House

In summary, Corbyn encourages homeowners to use vintage and hand-me-down objects when redecorating.

“It’s about restoring, not renovating,” she says.

In spite of throwing everything out, she wants everyone to use the old features and turn them into newer designs. It’s cheaper and will keep more junk out of the landfill, which will help our environment remain clean.

People Are Starting to Renovate their Houses More Than They Were Before the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic kept many homeowners at home last year. Nevertheless, they came to experience a variety of ways to relax, entertain, and create more personal space.

At the same time, however, housing prices went through the roof. Everyone is looking to buy right now, but there is not enough houses on the market to sell. Real Estate Agents are still struggling to resolve this unfortunate matter. This causes many people to stay put and redesign their living areas.

Therefore, home renovation spending has risen 15 percent in the last year.

With projects from modern kitchens to transforming bathrooms into private hideouts, people are spending a fortune.

Overall, renovating and completely purchasing a new home are both expensive. Which one would you rather choose: the fun and creative or the busier route?