Monday, June 17, 2013

Project House Update: The List - Version 1.0

I mention a lot about how much work there is to do to our house and I feel like we're always behind. While our house is 99.99% livable, we knew when we bought it that there would be quite a few things we needed to update and upgrade.

When you walk around the house, it wouldn't seem like that much, but when you start to budget out your time and money, it adds up reaaaaally fast. In order to fully grasp the situation, I made a list. A list to end all lists.

So without further ado, here's a room-by-room guide to what we've done so far and what still needs to be done!

*means something Dan wants to do and I am trying to talk him out of.
#means something I want and Dan is ignoring and hoping I'll forget/change my mind.


Done: Painted, installed new light fixture, set up corner table, hung some art
To Do: New flooring, new baseboards, maybe repaint a more neutral, subtle color#, new light*, coat rack or console table.

Dining Room:

Done: Painted, hung curtains
To Do: Hang some art, new flooring, new baseboards, new light fixture, new chairs, redo dresser into china cabinet, maybe repaint a more subtle yellow#.

Formal Living Room:

Done: Hung curtain rod and curtains, hung ceiling fan, painted
To Do: Redo fireplace, new floors, new molding, build built-in bookcases, new light fixtures*, get fireplace working, hang art.

Kitchen/Breakfast Nook:

Done: Painted, new ceiling fan in breakfast nook, removed awkward ceiling fan in kitchen, installed new microwave, purchased refrigerator
To Do: New floors, new cabinets, new range instead of built-in oven and cook top, new counter tops, additional lighting under cabinets, pendant lighting over the sink, new bar stools, finish painting chairs for breakfast nook, new windowsills in nook*, new sink.

Great Room:

Done: Painted, purchased entertainment center, routed cables through the wall, hung art, hung TV, new coffee table.
To Do: New floors, new molding, maybe repaint a more subtle color#, widen doorway to entryway, new ceiling fan*, add more seating, add sofa table.

Master Bedroom:

Done: Painted, installed new ceiling fan, purchased dressers, new blind blades
To Do: New floors, redo fireplace, window treatments to hide ugly vertical blinds, install crown molding, new door (instead of stupid sliding pocket door)#, purchase bed frame, find side table for Dan, more lighting.

Master Bathroom/Closet:

Done: -
To Do: Paint, new floors, new vanities, remove overhead dry wall pocket*, frame mirrors, new window treatment, french doors into closet, pimp the closet (This one's ALL me!), new shower*

Guest Room/Guest Bath/Guest Closet:

Done: Painted bookcase and end table, bought bedding, painted room, installed new ceiling fan, window treatments, magazine shelves
To Do: New floors, modify bed frame, new cabinets and countertop, new toilet, new shower doors, paint bathroom and closet.

Hall Bathroom:

Done: -
To do: penny floors!, paint, frame mirror, new toilet, update tub, new lighting, hang some art, new cabinets and countertop*


Done: Hung art
To Do: Stain shelving, remove desk and install cabinets, new window treatment, paint, new floors, new lighting, new window, new ceiling fan, new desk(s).

Workout Room:

Done: wiring for ceiling fan
To Do: paint, new floors, ceiling fan, new windows, new window treatments, new lighting

Laundry Room:

Done: Purchased washer and dryer, electrical work on lighting.
To Do: Paint, new floors, move sink into garage, build platform for washer/dryer, purchase deep freezer, straighten out crooked pantry, install some shelving, find bench and storage for shoes, new lighting.


Done: Build Turtle's habitat, removed pokey bush
To Do: Remove gravel, plant some trees, fire pit, build housing to hide pool pipes, convert exterior shower into a shed, replace outdoor lights


Done: Removed fountain, planted one tree, removed a ton of dead cactus
To Do: redo driveway, paint garage door, new driveway lights

Other things we've done: new roof.

Other things to do: build Dan's external shop.

See? A LOT of stuff left to do. Ugh...

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