In a multi-generational home, design choices can be emotional | app

ALLISON PARK, Pa. (AP) — Should Thailand’s hanging stay on the living room wall where it’s lived since I was born? Should we set up the family room as it was when I was 8, when I was 17 or in a brand new layout? Should we leave my mother’s spice rack on the north kitchen wall? And the spices?

When you live in a home passed down from generation to generation, profound design opportunities lurk around every corner. There are plenty of opportunities to mix past and present. And the weight of history can rise and knock you down at the most unexpected times.

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