You reared your children there. Time flew by, the kids flew the coop, and your beloved home, always your sanctuary, is showing its years. Heck, so are you. Admit it: On a bad day, climbing that stairway to the second floor seems like scaling Mount Everest. Carrying a laundry basket down the basement stairs is a balancing act, and the thought of lugging it up two floors to make the beds is cause to sit down and rest.