Navigation bar

  • About Me
  • Renovation
  • Decor
  • Crafty
  • Life

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

2016 House Resolutions

Hello, all! Hold onto your hats everyone, because today I'm sharing my house renovation goals for the new year!


But first... a little background info! The past couple of years I've outlined my house renovation goals for the year. In January of 2014, our goals were -

2014 House Resolutions:
1. Raise/level the living room.
2. Fully install the baseboard in the living room (only been waiting about 3 1/2 years for this to get done!)
3. Kitchen foundation / leveling / gutting / renovation (that's a mouthful, and encompasses a bunch of work!)
4. Organization - clothes storage in the bedroom, and starting on the closet and pantry. 
5. Walkway in the front yard.

When January of 2015 rolled around, we had completed just one of our goals: #4: Clothes storage organization in the bedroom. I added the uncompleted goals to my 2015 list, and it became just a little longer -

2015 House Resolutions:
1. Walkway in the front yard. (I'm moving this to top priority this spring/summer!)
2. New couch in the living room - We've been looking at sectionals!
3. New appliances (We desperately want a new stove)
4. Raise/level the living room.
5. Fully install the baseboard in the living room (only been waiting about 3 1/2 years for this to get done!--- make that 4 1/2.)
6. Kitchen foundation / leveling / gutting / renovation (that's a mouthful, and encompasses a bunch of work!)
7. Finish Hallway.
8. Start on pantry/closet reno.

Now that it's 2016, I'm happy to say that we've completed more than one goal. Three in fact:

#1 - Walkway in the front yard - I hope to have a total cost breakdown post for this soon, but we're calling it officially done).
#2 - New couch in the living room - It's officially purchased, just waiting on its arrival!
#3 - New appliances - aka, a new stove anyway. We bit the bullet this past Labor Day and got a new one!

3 out of 8 isn't too bad, right? Here are my house resolutions for this year:

2016 House Resolutions:
1. Finish Hallway.
2. Fix the foundation.
3. Fix leaking roof in back room.
4. Raise/level the living room.
5. Fully install the baseboard in the living room (only been waiting about 3 1/2 years for this to get done!--- make that 5 1/2 now.)
6. Kitchen foundation / leveling / gutting / renovation (that's a mouthful, and encompasses a bunch of work!)
7. Start on pantry/closet reno.

Again, I've carried over the uncompleted goals from previous years, and have added a couple of new ones. I've made finishing the hallway our top priority for this year, since it's something we can work on all year long, even when it's cold or rainy outside. Most of the items this year are structural or major gut job projects. There is probably no way we can get them all done unless we quit our day jobs, but the work continues!

We'll see what 2016 holds in the way of house renovations. Wish us luck!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...