I am moving into a pretty little apartment complex, built in 1950.... good news is: I know the owner (my dad!!!) Bad news is.... it needs A LOT of work! Any suggestions on where to start? A few of the particulars are listed below: Small kitchen: currently has laminate flooring (that is definitely being removed) I was thinking 8 or 12in black and white checked flooring... the tiled countertops are yellow with flecks of gold (gotta go!!!) cabinets are white (likely to remain so after sanding and repainting them) Was considering removing a door or two so it's open shelving.... Living/dining room: Hardwood floors (to be sanded and possibly stained before sealing) the two rooms open to each other but are most definitely two sep. areas. Staircase: Painted iron... definitely stripping ALL the paint off Bathroom: white hex tiles (which will remain, although be grouted with black) the tile has been painted several times and I am anxious to see what color it is, although i have the sneaking suspicion that it will need to be replaced regardless.... 2 bedrooms: hardwood floors SIDE NOTE: Any ideas on where I can find things like period door knobs/fixtures/switch plates for a reasonable price? Wish me luck! this is a heck of a job! *Will take and post pictures of the current state of the apartment next time I am in town!