Discoveries, remodeling More history 13 June 2015 Steve Demo reveals some of the history of the house. Here are two examples. Taking out the kitchen cabinets reveals an older 8-inch tile that apparently predates the diagonal saltillo. A prior owner closed off what appears to be the original passage between the foyer and the family room. The lighter-colored lumber is newer. Very early in planning this remodel, Steven, Jacquela, Brett (the architect) and Ranserve determined that we are going to open up this passage. Now we know that we are in fact restoring the original floor plan at this location.