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Allie, left, Sydney and Rachel play on the swing set made by their father. Don says that as much as he loves his house, "we'd never do it again if we knew what we had to go through." Wife Natalie, however, disagreed. "It's just like childbirth," Natalie said of remodeling. "You forget the pain."<br>
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( Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times / March 13, 2014 )

Allie, left, Sydney and Rachel play on the swing set made by their father. Don says that as much as he loves his house, "we'd never do it again if we knew what we had to go through." Wife Natalie, however, disagreed. "It's just like childbirth," Natalie said of remodeling. "You forget the pain."

Related: Hear the Kick family in our audio slideshow or read Marcianne Crestani's full article.

More galleries: Check out more Homes of the Times

West Coast scene: Follow headlines via our Facebook pages for home design and gardening

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