We have big dreams for this house, and buying a fixer upper it's important to know what projects are sprints, and which are the marathons. There isn't one nook, one cranny, one spot in this home that will "eventually" be made over by us. The first of which was our kitchen - and that my friends is what initially will take us on our journey of turning this house into a home.
I wanted a spot I could document, along with all of you, what are big To Do list for projects are, and which we've accomplished. So I thought I'd do a full Home To Do list here, and come back often to scratch it off our list, if and when we complete any of our tasks.
Now this is actually a very "broad" list at this time. I think I'm going to do individual posts with a more detailed list per each section, or project come closer to that time.
Removing popcorn ceilings in bedrooms and hallway
Replacing hallway door with glass door
Removing hallway "laundry shoot"
Replacing hallway lights
Replacing hallway doorbell
Exterior of the House:
Remove cedar shingles
Replace with new facing - siding?
Repaint Exterior Windows
Rebuild front "garden bed"
Add unique house numbers
Demo Screened in Patio
Create paver patio with seating and fireplace
Tear down old "kid swing set"
Sand and re-stain existing wooden play set
Landscape entire yard (front, sides, back)
Cut down multiple trees
Break up existing driveway - replace
Replace Foundation around garage
Replace/Add Fire Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Replace deadbolts/locks on exterior doors
Replace door knobs for bedroom doors
Add proper exterior lighting at entryway, garage, and driveway
Replace all new baseboards
Replace all new door/window casing
Add crown molding
Expand Den doorframe
Flip Basement Stairwell
Expand Exterior Entrance
Build new deck in back yard
Front Living Room
Master Bedroom Phase I and Phase II
Obviously each "room makeover" has 100 to do's for each room, as not a single room is just a cosmetic change. With each room, I'll be doing an entire gut and making it over including rebuilding closets, replacing doors, adding new trim and molding, new fixtures, etc etc.
Now, who wants to come help us?