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SOS! Every room in need of help!

Posted by Rosemarie on November 29th, 1999 01:46 PM

Thank you, Bob!

We have been learning from you about home remodeling since the early days of "This Old House". We've tackled lots of projects, but never something like this!

Here's our challenge:

Our family of 5 has spent the last 20 months traveling across the U.S.A. ( 45 states ) in search of a quaint, Beaver Cleaver type neighborhood in which to settle down. We finally found it in the small Florida city of Port Orange.

The city and the neighborhood are delightful, but the house we are purchasing hasn't been redecorated since it was built in 1976!

It's a well-built, 2200 square foot, two-story pool home with wonderful potential, but serious decorating problems. There's a bubble-gum pink bathroom - to be shared by 2 teen-aged boys and a 7 year old girl. The family room has rustic paneling, a yellow-brick fireplace taking up one entire wall, and green carpeting. The hugh eat-in kitchen has old coppertone appliances, yellow countertops and tiles, and a parkay floor that's been painted white. The ceramic tile in the foyer is just plain ugly - can the color of ceramic tile be changed on the floor?

Help! Our make-over budget is small, but we are no strangers to sweat equity. The problem is how to update without over-improving for the neighborhood.

Interested in helping us give this wonderful old house a much-needed face-lift?

You can contact me at:

Rosemarie LaRose-Renner
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Thank you for all your help in the past - and hopefully in the future. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!

Thanks again!

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