Twenty-twenty! I can’t even believe it. Our house list has been getting checked off one DIY project at a time and room by room throughout the last few years. The list is getting smaller and smaller, but I still have some major house projects & goals for this year. I’ve even added a few new projects to the list!
- purge & organize
- update paint on window trim and baseboards
- finish uncompleted areas/projects
I have been part of the 95% club for way too long. The 95% club is a joke for DIY projects and most of the time only 95% of the project gets finished. In my case that is totally true. The project gets done, but only enough to where it appears done but there are actually a few details that I skipped out on. There are also some projects that I need to go back and fix or update – like our baseboards and trim. Baseboards in our closets are still not done and the trim needs to be repainted.
Because Joe and I keep going back and forth about selling our house, I feel like it will just happen one day and we need to be ready. So I need to finish all these 95% complete projects, so when that random day comes, the house will be perfect.
- paint cabinets
- new appliances
- shiplap range hood
- quartz countertops
- subway tile backsplash
- organize and add shelves to pantry
- open shelving
- faux uppers
Lots to do in the kitchen! I think the kitchen will take up the majority of my year, but that’s okay! I will be doing it all on my own and definitely want to do it right. As I have mentioned before, our kitchen is my least favorite room in the house. The layout is nothing special and it’s a little bit small. I want to take full advantage of making this kitchen blend with the rest of our home. I’ve spent years thinking about how to improve the kitchen on a small budget and can’t wait to see it all finally come together this year.
- new desk and built-in cabinetry
I built my office last year, but I never finished the trim, paint and adding hardware. I will do it in a similar style to our living room built-ins, so it should be an easy project! I’ve also decided not to add any lighting, and just have my desk lamp. However, I need to disguise the cord!
- ceiling beams
- new window treatments
- improve decor
I’m adding our master bedroom back to the house projects & goals list. I originally redid the room during my first One Room Challenge and have changed it a little bit throughout the years. I’d really like to cozy it up and even make it feel more traditional. I haven’t’ exactly figured out what I want to do yet, but I have a few ideas.
shower update mirrors lighting
- paint vanity
Ugh. I still hate this room. Almost three years ago, I tried to complete it for a round of the One Room Challenge and never finished it. I still need to paint the vanity and finish a few tiling mistakes. I’ve also been thinking about painting the brass mirrors black. The finish has worn off of them and I’m not really a fan of the brass anymore. I’d actually love to re-do this room entirely, but again – budget.
- custom shelving
This is an easy project that just involves adding an upper shelf for more storage, some purging, and organizing. Our closet is just fine and not big enough for a lot of customizations. Plus, again we might be selling one day and I don’t want to spend a lot of money on a closet project.
- add more storage
- tile the floor
This is a project I think I will be doing sooner than later. Joe is on board for tiling the floors and I already have the supplies from our recent guest bath floor tile. I would like to do a black hexagon in here, paint the cabinets, add more storage (using the cabinets I remove from the kitchen), and paint everything a bright white. This is a windowless room, so the brighter I can make it, the happier I will be. I would also love to add a sink in here depending on the cost. I think it would be a great upgrade for us, but also add some value to our home.
Lots to do this year and I’m excited to get started on these house projects & goals!
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