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Before and after: A Palm Springs Meiselman gets a makeover

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Vintage Charley Harper bird prints from the 1950s hang on the wall of the dining room.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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The entrance to the house before the remodel with the guest bedroom on the right and the galley kitchen on the left. 

 (Keith Zabel)
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The living room before the remodel. 

 (Keith Zabel)
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The living room features a mix of vintage and modern furnishings, along with more Charley Harper prints. 

 (Lisa Boone)
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Vintage macrame owls Zabel found on Etsy.

 (Gina Ferrazi)
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Homeowner Randy Shemaitis removes the ceramic tile in the living areas of his Palm Springs home. 

 (Keith Zabel)
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The remodeled dining and living rooms feature white terrazo tile and ultra white walls to make the colorful furnishings pop. 

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Homeowner Keith Zabel with his cat Kit Kat absorb the afternoon light through the glass door off of the living room.

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The galley kitchen before the remodel. 

 (Keith Zabel)
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The remodeled galley kitchen.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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A view of the dining room from the newly remodeled kitchen. 

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The narrow galley kitchen features new walnut kitchen cabinets with pegboard panels (a detail the homeowners borrowed from Alexander homes) and white Porcelanosa tile. 

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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The guest bedroom.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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Framed prints line the hallway leading to the new master bedroom and bath.

 

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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Homeowners Keith Zabel and Randy Shemaitis added 450 square feet to the original 1,350-square-foot floor plan to create a master bedroom. 

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The master bathroom has a door leading to the outdoor shower.

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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The pool area before the remodel. 

 (Keith Zabel)
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The backyard pool area with the San Jacinto mountains in the background. 

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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Homeowner Keith Zabel gets his backyard ready for Modernism Week tours.

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Before the remodel, the front and backyard were filled with gravel. 

 (Keith Zabel)
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Homeowner Keith Zabel describes the new concrete path as “tiki without the tacky." 

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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An outdoor shower is framed by a palm frond. The house originally had seven palm trees. Now there are 23. Why so many?  “Because we are from the Midwest,” explains homeowner Randy Shemaitis with a laugh. 

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The backyard pool area. 

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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A circular water feature is inspired by a fire pit in the lobby of the Parker Hotel in Palm Springs. 

 (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
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The 1960 house in 2011 before the remodel. 

 (Keith Zabel)
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The front of the house, with curving concrete block wall, before the makeover. 

 (Keith Zabel)
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To make the front of the house more welcoming, the couple added concrete pavers, a decorative wood screen and drought-tolerant plants including two palo verde trees they bought at Home Depot for $30 apiece. In the most dramatic change, the couple disassembled the home’s original curving block screen and reassembled it to frame the front door, which they painted  “poolside blue.”

 (Lisa Boone)
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