Both of us always have preferred a LIGHT home, as it is a lot more cheerful!
So when we bought our previous home, newly built and us being its first owners, we did not like the dark wood everywhere.
Kitchen cabinets were in a drab and dark wood color...
You notice the Mushroom Family, with baby in the cradle?
Even the bathrooms had such drab looking dark wooden cabinets.
Those solid oak indoor shutters, Pieter installed himself, in the entire house.
Just like we have in our present home, painted white.
We put new wallpaper and painted the cabinets white.
Those sliding and mirrored tub doors, Pieter also installed.
Brother Harry did put in the floor tiles, for both bathrooms while he was here in 1986 for a 'vacation'. He also helped Pieter install a garage door.
We of course, all four of us, did go in-between to Florida!
As well as other trips.