I bought a house, a place to live and die in. First, I tore up all the carpet and spent weeks dissolving and scraping black mastic (a gum adhesive) from the cement, which I then hand-buffed with a random orbital sander up to a 120 finish. Second, I put furniture in it such that I might sleep and work.
This is my home. Now that the stucco work is finished, it is all pink.