The second owners, from whom we purchased the house, raised their four kids there, and every bit of those 52 total childhood and teenage years were evident when we moved in. We also scrounged for free materials now and then, including the mulch, some of the tile, hardware and even tools. Oh, and old balloons. Drexel Rotary Tool - A Great, Affordable, Portable, Power Tool For Cutting, Sanding amp; More! We tiled the backslash. We liked the brickwork in the kitchen/dining area and the wraparound counter top. Many of the unfinished, pine doors we got from that same supplier, and they were half the cost of what they were at Home Depot. It grows wild in this area, and a friend offered that we take some pieces from her front “garden” to transplant into ours.