Flashback: It's the end of January and we just found the house listed on Craigslist. We throw the kids in the car, mapquest the address, and hit the road. It's an adventure. Driving through the hilly neighborhood we finally see it. The Rummer in the ad... "custom ranch with atrium". We sat in our car in front of the house for a long time.
Should we go up and ring the door bell? Should we peek through the windows?
We drive off. Some how we end up back in front of the house... sitting and staring. Enough! I get out and go up to the front door and ring the bell. No answer. The front door is a Home Depot french door with blinds hanging over the windows. I try to peek though small openings. Through the blinds I can see it! Lattice... everywhere. I run back to the car not impressed.
The atrium area is covered in lattice (and CARPET?)... and where is the glass? Steve assures me the lattice would be one of the first projects. And last Saturday it came out. All of it. Plus we took out the carpet in the atrium—revealing pristine cement. We will have that polished (possibly stained) soon.