We also replaced the sink and the stove with stainless steal appliances and added an overhead microwave and a dishwasher. Again, we used the terracotta colons on the walls, which really warmed things up. We replaced the stained blue carpet in all four bedrooms with a warm, neutral brown, which, if you looked closely, was mixed with a number of other colons. There was a “trap door” out of view to the crawl space which was made out of cheap Tiber board and formerly painted bright blue. Which is a good thing, because we ladder into her now and then! This was our first home, a single-level ranch built in 1967. Oh, and old balloons. The mulch was free; the city of Flagstaff piles it up in a vacant down town lot and people can help themselves.