Thursday, January 16, 2014

Updated To-Do List

Each January, I tend to make lists of what I want to accomplish over the next year. This year, the house is a big focus. It was put on the back burner in 2013, but in 2014 there is a lot to be done.Since moving into the house, we've kept a list of things we've wanted to accomplish. We've made great progress, but have a lot of the bigger (more expensive) projects left. We're really excited that we're going to start working on one of these (the bathroom) soon! Here's everything we hope to accomplish with the 2014 projects highlighted. The darker the shade of green, the more likely it will get checked off this list by the end of 2014.

Outside (front)-
Purchase and install new front door and screen door
Remove walkway and step and add new walkway going to driveway
New mailbox
Buff and paint awning
Remove rotting trees and add new trees
Remove overgrown bushes and add new bushes
Add flowers out front
Purchase door mat
Add urns on either side of front door with flowers or greenery
New shutters
Fix broken siding
Choose and install new front step

Outside (back)-
Remove pebbled patio and add a deck or new patio
Paint back door
New shutters
Create fire pit area
Remove rotting trees
Remove old fence, purchase and install new fence
Add a raised garden
Purchase patio furniture

Complete reno - new cabinets, counters, back splash and appliances.

Dining Area-
New door to patio
New door to garage
Add art
Add hardwood flooring
New furniture

Entry way
New coat closet door
Paint hallway
Purchase a rug
Purchase something to hold keys, mail and winter wear

Master Bedroom
Purchase bedding and accessories
Purchase and hang artwork

Guest room
Purchase bed, bedding and accessories
Purchase and hang art work

Office/craft room
Update closet- paint and add shelving
Purchase office furniture and craft storage

Move oil tank outside of garage
Add more storage

Complete reno

Living Room
Purchase and hang art

Did you plan to do a lot of work after purchasing your home? How long did it take to tackle the bulk of it? What projects are you planning to do this year?


  1. Looks like a lot of changes coming your way in 2014 for your house! We had a big to do list when we first purchased it and finished most of the projects that we could to get settled in. We have some bigger projects like you for down the line like a reno for the kitchen, and making changes to all of our bathrooms. Can't wait to see some pictures as you transform your bathroom!

    1. Thanks Lauren! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do for a nursery!