In the 1930s when the first part of this house was built, it looked like a shoe box stood up on its end. One large room downstairs and two bedrooms upstairs. Legend has it that to reach the upstairs, you had to go outside because that's where the staircase was. There is still an outside door on the second floor.
|The upstairs door to nowhere|
All the rooms had been painted white, and every room in the house had carpet. Yes, the kitchen and bathrooms had carpet. That is not a great mix for a family with two small children. You add one 5-year-old-boy + one gallon of milk + a carpeted kitchen, and you get a smelly mess that is way too hard to clean up. So that was the first carpet to go.
Now, we have beautiful Italian tile throughout the downstairs, and the great room walls are painted two shades of blue.
|In 2004, the walls of the great room were still all white, and we had this hideous pale green carpet|
|Same space in 2006|