Hi everyone!! We have done a lot to our home since we bought it in 2015. We have remodeled a bathroom, done electrical work, and painted almost every room in the house. Did I ever tell you that when we purchased the home, the City required that we replace a huge chunk of sidewalk on the side of the house?? It cost around $2,500 and definitely not where I wanted to put my home improvement dollars! So, alas, for this year, we have many more projects on the horizon.
Here are my top 4 home goals for 2017.
First, we want to refinish the hardwood floors in our home. They are beautiful, but looking pretty weathered. We also found out that the floor in our kitchen are not real hardwood. So, we are going to be pulling them up and replacing them with wood to match the rest of the house. I am really tempted to do a fun pattern like this one.
Next up is our garage. Who am I kidding, I should really call it a storage unit. Many of the homes in our neighborhood were built in the 1920’s and have very little storage, because well, in the 1920’s, people did not have nearly as much crap as we do. I find that very few people in our neighborhood actually put cars in their garages. Rather, it is an overflow space used for added storage.
That is what we have been doing and right now our garage is so full of junk you can hardly walk around. It is where I store extra kids toys, furniture for future DIY projects (my husband loves this), and storage containers.
So, my goal in the new year is to donate or sell the items, so we can use the space in a functional way. Here is my dream garage, but I will settle for just being able to walk around.
Third, I really really want to redo our master bedroom. The bedding we have is from our wedding 12 years ago and it is tired and dirty. When we moved in several years ago, I made do with what we had and paired everything with our existing bedding which was cream and tan. It is officially the room I like least in our house and that is just a shame considering how much time I spend in it. I am ready for a big refresh, including painting the walls, new bedding and even maybe a new bed. I am thinking about going with navy and blush as my color scheme, but I also like this navy and green.
Finally, I want to improve the exterior of our home. I would really love to paint it this spring. However, I am having such a hard time deciding on colors. Compared to the inside of a home, the paint choice feels so permanent! According to the records on the home, it was not painted that long ago, but there are certain areas that are starting to show wear. Of course, with this, I would also like to replace window frames and some windows, so that is where things get expensive.
There you have it. I tried to keep my list to something practical, both time-wise and budget-wise!
Do you set home goals in the new year? If so, tell me yours in the comments. I promise to hold you accountable!