Meet the kitchen: before

Our kitchen isn’t perfect, but it’s pretty great. There’s a ton of cabinets, a huge island with a prep sink and gas stove, and stainless steel appliances throughout. The kitchen also features a door to a deck which we had connected to our Vivint security system.

When we first saw the kitchen, the most glaring issue was its blinding yellow wall color. Once we fix that, we’ll feel more at home.

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Meet the great room: before

We fell in love with this old house as soon as we walked in. While the house was a traditional American Foursquare, previous owners opened up the main floor creating a modern open floor plan.


We visualized the great room as the main gathering space, serving a few purposes:

  • Entry way
  • Entertainment
  • Chilling

For each of these purposes, we’re working to automate features. Continue reading Meet the great room: before

Meet the grand staircase: before

The stairs won us over.

We had seen a ton of houses — both online and in-person — browsing thousands of houses in dozens of neighborhoods across the Greater Pittsburgh Area from the South Hills to the North Hills, from Mt. Washington to Highland Park.

But right when we walked in, this old house welcomed us with its grand staircase!


It’s an imperial staircase with symmetrical flights both rising up from the first floor, making it fun for our nieces and nephews to run up and down. Continue reading Meet the grand staircase: before