We are finally starting to make our house OUR house. Its been 3 years and we are doing some of the things we meant to do a long time ago. We painted (had painted), our dining room, hallway, and hallway doors. What a difference it has made!
The spiffication process also included some yard work. It is by no means complete, but we have made some changes. The most dramatic of which is more flagstone patio. We originally had 3 raised planter beds. We ripped out 2 to make more room for entertaining. Those 2 boxes never got enough sunlight to grow anything useful anyway. Now when we sit on our new patio it feels like we are actually in the garden, not just looking over at it.