project list

Outdoors/Whole House (15% done)
- remove unsightly shrubs from front yard
- privacy fence on [street-facing] sides of house
- privacy fence entire backyard
- powerwash exterior
- paint house exterior
- paint shed in backyard
- paint front door
- paint bench glossy black
- add planters to each side of front door
- replace deadbolt/handle/peephole (with chrome/oil-rubbed bronze)
- add rock work to fa├žade 
- get rid of concrete patio in backyard
- replace patio with pavers/wood
- extend patio with pavers
- cut down & remove all bushes/shrubs (including rose bush)
- add pergola
- add fire pit
- add outdoor seating
- replace all ghetto, broken windows (aka: replace all windows)
- add new house numbers
- add gutters
- decorative vent above garage (?)
- add cedar shake shingles
- add cedar-stained shutters to all [6] windows
- weed brick driveway addition
- replace mailbox (twice)
- fix broken board on fence
- craftsman style trim around front door
- add double gate on fence
- camouflage air conditioner
- build trash can "garage"
- add gate to other side of house
- add carriage detail to garage door
- add lights on both sides of the garage
- add solar lights
- build raised garden
- replace back patio light fixture
- take down old satellite dish
- upgrade to energy efficient light bulbs throughout house
- fix plug-ins
- new doors throughout
- replace return air vents (stainless?)

The Entryway (35% done)
- add beadboard
- add board and batten? 
- add a rug
- add coat hooks
- replace ugly light fixture
- add entry table
- paint focal wall
- purge/organize entry closet
- paint interior closet
- replace closet flooring
- paint closet door
- update doorknob
- paint interior front door
- add door knocker
- fill holes/cracks in trim
- add storm door
- redo baseboards
- add moulding
- scrape popcorn ceiling

The Living Room (80% done)
- new ceiling fan
- replace entertainment center
- add recessed lighting
nix rug
- replace couch
- add floor lamp
- buy art for above couch (and frame it)
- move desk out
- buy/make throw pillows
- add ottoman/coffee table
- paint grey
- add 2 lamps to sofa table
- update curtains
- redo baseboards
- add moulding
- paint air vents
- replace blinds
- add return air vent
- paint grout
- scrape popcorn ceiling

The Kitchen (50% done)
- replace microwave (update: it's broken)
- mount microwave above stove
replace oven
replace fridge
replace dishwasher
replace sink
- extend counters
- demo/replace tile countertops
- paint cabinets black
- prime cabinets
- paint upper cabinets white (time for a change)
- paint lower cabinets grey
- replace/refinish hinges
- replace kitchen pulls/knobs
- demo tile walls
- add garbage disposal
- add (runner) rug
- add outlets on top of cabinets
- add light on top of cabinets (with timer)
- decorate above cabinets
- chalkboard paint door
- hem curtain above sink
- add recessed lighting
- redo baseboards
- add moulding
- add pendant light above sink
- add colorful clock above door
- build in refrigerator with new cabinet
- magnet paint the door chalkboard paint over it (time for a change)
- scrape popcorn ceiling

Dining Area (85% done)
- paint chandelier
- replace chandelier (definitely time for a change)
- paint ceiling (again)
- redo baseboards
- add moulding
- bring in great-grandma's old blue table
- add 4 white parson chairs
- replace sliding door with french doors
- paint air vent
- scrape popcorn ceiling
- jute rug under table?

The Office (80% done)
- add built-in bookshelves
- purge/organize bookshelves
- purge/organize closet
-add ceiling fan
- add art
- hang curtains
- paint doors
- update doorknobs
- caulk shelves
- redo baseboards
- add moulding
- replace blinds
- paint air vents
rip up nasty carpet and replace flooring
- add oversized wipe-off board + add additional calendar for command center 
- scrape popcorn ceiling

The Guest Room (85% done)
- add ceiling fan
- rip up nasty carpet and replace flooring
- purge/organize closet
- raise shelf above clothes bar in closet
- new, cozy color scheme 
- paint doors
- update doorknobs
- redo baseboards
- add moulding
- replace blinds
- new curtains (time for a change)
- paint air vents
- rearrange the room to make sense
- add a (jute? red?) rug
- hang lamp
- add art
- hang mirrors above bed
- paint armoire red (time for a change)
- replace armoire knobs
- paint frame of painting (& turn into bulletin board?)
- scrape popcorn ceiling

The Laundry Room (80% done)
- replace linoleum with tile
- replace washer/dryer with energy efficient front loaders
- replace light fixture
- paint ironing board cabinet (& hang)
- recess ironing board (time for a change)
- add inexpensive rug
- paint new color (grey? yellow?) (time for a change)
- add upper cabinet/hanging bar
- add countertop above washer/dryer (or stack with sink beside?)
- beadboard on back wall? all walls?
- redo baseboards
- add moulding
- add drying rack(?)
- add louvre doors
- scrape popcorn ceiling

The Hallway (15% done)
- redo baseboards
- add moulding
- freshen/liven up picture wall
- replace light fixtures
- nix the mirror
- add something to the end of the hallway
- paint walls (or add wallpaper?)
- remove doorbell box
- paint edges of laundry room (taupe or white)
- replace flooring
- fill holes in walls
- add board & batten?
rip up nasty carpet 
- demo tile and replace flooring 
- add the nest thermostat
- add louvre doors
- scrape popcorn ceiling

The Linen Closet (75% done)
- replace floor with tile
- purge/organize
- replace all towels with fluffy white ones
- paint door 
- update doorknob
- add baskets for organization
- scrape popcorn ceiling

The Main Bathroom (10% done)
- hang shower curtain
- replace shower curtain
- frame out mirror
- add "pantry" or shelving on top of vanity for towels, etc
- add new (shorter) vanity or
- add double sink top to current vanity
- replace vanity with painted dresser?
- add paintable caulk to mirror (or redo framing) or
- remove mirror (& replace) (time for a change)
- add runner
- recaulk sink
- add decorative/storage shelf above door
- paint door
- update doorknob
- new lamp
- new tub [in my dreams]
- replace toilet paper holder
- paint grout
- purge/organize cabinet
- add recessed light to shower
- redo baseboards
- add moulding
- replace countertop
- add shelves? (time for a change)
- paint air vents
- replace light fixture
- fix fan
- replace toilet
- replace flooring
- upgrade shower rod
- add extra long, white shower curtain
- scrape popcorn ceiling (or put up beadboard?)

The Master Bedroom (80% done)
- get king size bed!
- get new side tables 
- paint walls
- paint doors
- update doorknobs
- add art above side tables
- add clock
- add rug
- redo baseboards
- add moulding
- replace blinds (matchstick shade)
- paint air vents
- new ceiling fan
- paint interior closet
- add chandelier to closet
- cheap closet organization
- change layout of closet (add new hanging poles)
- rip up nasty carpet and replace flooring
- scrape popcorn ceiling

The Master Bathroom (80% done)
- replace light fixture
- redo baseboards
- add moulding
- paint walls grey
- paint cabinet dark grey
- paint mirror trim dark grey to match
- add paintable caulk to mirror (or redo framing) or
- remove mirror (& replace) (time for a change)
- tile entire mirror wall?
- replace countertop
- replace faucet
- remove shower door
- add shower curtain
- frost bottom half of window for privacy
- add matchstick shade to window to match master 
- replace outlet/switch cover
- add rug
- add a bathroom fan(?)
- hang towel hooks
- add glass backsplash
- glass tile above shower? whole wall?
- paint door
- update doorknob
- replace shower with tiled walk-in shower [in my dreams]
- add recessed light in shower
- paint air vents
- replace toilet
- upgrade shower rod
- scrape popcorn ceiling

Attic (0% done)
- purge/organize attic
- add plywood floor to attic
- insulate attic
- drywall attic
- add lighting
- add pull-down attic stairs

Garage (5% done)

- purge/organize garage
- paint garage interior
- update fridge in garage (chalkboard paint?)
- create tool area/beer area
- add entry keypad for garage
- create recycling area (paper & glass: brown, clear, green)
- add shelving to garage door for cleaners/products

1 comment:

  1. whew! sounds like your planning to stay awhile.
    dad started sweating just seeing the list.
    forgot the rock in the front of the house (a must)
    good job though very thorough.

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