â€śProbably about one-quarter of my customers are those with older children who donâ€™t want to move out of their homes,â€ť Olson says. â€śBut those who do say this is something theyâ€™ve waited for all their lives.â€ť
Some homeowners who decide on renovation rather than a purchase try keep a part of the old structure that made their house unique.
Elizabeth Shanks wanted to keep a piece of a stained glass window â€śas a form of transition from the old into the new. We put it in a foyerâ€”itâ€™s not on an outside wall, but it looks like a church window and you can also see it from the dining room.â€ť
â€śThis is our version of nirvana,â€ť David Shanks says.
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