Okay, fellow geezers. It's the 1970s and 1980s and we're buying our first home and we're on House Hunters. What comments are our parents and their generation making about our demands? Here's one of my guesses:
"What's with the popcorn ceilings? Everyone wants popcorn ceilings. If I want popcorn, I go to the movies!"
Posts: 787 | Location: Plano, Texas | Registered: Oct 27, 2006
I bought my first house in 1984 in San Jose CA. A typical ranch style, I had no thoughts about counter tops, cabinets, fixtures etc. I just thought that this is the coolest thing ever to have my own place. I think it had popcorn ceilings but that was normal. My parents never cared about design or trends but they did like my house's wide hallways
here we are now, entertain us
Posts: 664 | Location: sierra foothills CA | Registered: Jan 14, 2008
I know what we concentrated on. roof, paint, electricity, gutters, flow of rooms. size of home. flooring, appliances? you had to buy them, countertops? really.!!!! we were concerned with the bones of the house. not with the decorations. Like Holmes say Lipstic and mascara. |
We didn't buy our first home until 1992. It was a three-story brick townhouse, and the first thing we did was have all the old red oak floors refinished before we moved in.
That was enough. We were working very long hours and came home exhausted. A few years later, I was recuperating from surgery and discovered daytime TV and Christopher Lowell. And, that was the beginning of the end for us, after I discovered the pleasures and perils of decorating a money pit.