I'm afraid my earlier post left some posters with the wrong impression. My house snobbery doesn't stem from having always lived in grand, immaculately maintained dwellings. I wish. I grew up in an out-of-date house in a declining, inner-city neighborhood.
My current dwelling is a bog standard, 1980's, faux colonial townhouse. L-shaped living/dining room, kitchen and half-bath on the first floor, two bedrooms and a full bathroom on the second floor. Sheetrock walls, kitchen cabinets and bathroom fixtures from Home Depot. Over the years I've replaced the carpet with hardwood floors in the living/dining room and bedrooms. My other splurge is custom window treatments.