It was about 7 years ago that my husband Ryan and I purchased our country home in West Michigan. When we walked through it, I had that butterflies-in-my-stomach feeling you get when something just feels so-so-so right. I was in love with the craftsman bungalow architecture, including the hand hewn 100 year old beams in the ceiling, the white shaker style trim, the bold colors on the walls. Even the ceilings were painted the same color as the walls! That was something I had never seen before and loved. Ryan wasn't quite so sold on the idea of buying this place.....read more.