Be taken aback (by sb/sth): to be shocked or surprised by sb/sth: e.g. she was completely taken aback by his anger.
Do up: to repair and decorate a house, etc.: e.g. he makes money by buying old houses and doing them up.
Take sb/sth for granted: to be so used to sb/sth that you do not recognize their true value any more and do not show that you are grateful. Menospreciar, subestimar, no valorar: Her husband was always there and she just took him for granted.