We love our house in the mountains. It's just right where we want to be. It includes things that are hard to find in this charming little village. Like room for gardening, and a garage and a large sewing room for my addictions. I mean collections. You know, my stash of fabric and yarn. But. We have been re-doing everything since we moved in ten years ago. From the roof, to the deck, to the bathroom. We didn't even have a heater. We tried to keep this house warm with a wood burning stove, but when it was near zero it didn't work. It was freezing! You get the idea... I don't think anything had been updated since it was built in the early eighties. Plus it wasn't at all my style. In fact it had a lot of turquoise and teal walls. There were roses hand painted on the master bedroom walls. The outside was green and wood toned shingles with a white front door. In a word ugly.
We are having our sunken living room-- with carpet ON the walls--raised to the same level as the rest of the floors. We are switching the family room to be the dining room, and making one large living room. Right now there is only seating for four people in the family room. AND we are replacing the carpet throughout the house.
In other words, my house is going to be a mess for the next three weeks. I don't like messes. I will be in my sewing room with my dogs until further notice.