When I first bought my house it came with some interesting cosmetic finishes. Granted, the house was built in the early 1900's, so it’s pretty old. But to me, early 1900's reads as historic charm and a classic colonial vibe. But nope. The previous owners made a ton of questionable updates, from yellow and black bathroom tile, to a faux stone surround on the otherwise beautiful, working fireplace, to an awkward tile patterned linoleum kitchen floor. I was appalled. But of course, my inner home stylist saw the home’s potential.
One of the most overwhelming elements of the home was the original wood flooring throughout the majority of the first level. I was amazed that the original floors were in such good condition- but in my opinion, their honey blonde color was unlivable.