Renovating

The List

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UPDATED 11/01/20: Here is the master list of things that need to be done in our home! We have made so much progress from the original posting date, I would honestly say that the house looks completely different from when we moved in!

First Floor:

  • Replace Windows
  • Remove Baseboard Heaters
  • Have HydroAir Installed
  • Replace Dark Trim With White
  • Plaster over textured ceilings
  • Paint ceilings
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Replace Almond Light Switches & Outlets with White Decorator
  • Replace Doors & Hardware

Change Laundry Closet, Hallway, and Utility Closet to Mudroom
See the completed project here!

  • Add Window
  • Demo Former Laundry Closet Area
  • Replace Drywall 
  • Patch & Paint
  • Beadboard & White Paint
  • Tile
  • Lockers & Benches
  • New Utility Closet Doors
  • New Light & Patch Ceiling

Phase 2:

  • Replaster Interior of Utility Closet
  • Add Organization to Interior of Utility Closet
  • Add Trim to Utility Closet

– Powder Room 
See the completed project here!

  • Remove brass/chrome combo fixtures
  • Patch walls
  • Sand
  • Prime & Paint
  • Build Vanity
  • Replace Tile
  • Board & Batten Treatment
  • Beadboard Ceiling 
  • Paint Door

– Kitchen
See completed Phase 1 here!

Phase 1: 

  • Paint Cabinets
  • Add Crown Molding
  • Replace Backsplash with White Subway Tile
  • Under Cabinet Lighting
  • Replace Cabinet Hardware
  • Paint Room
  • Build Island and Add Craigslist Marble Top

Phase 2:

  • Complete Renovation

– Pantry 
See completed project here!

  • Replace Sagging Shelves with Cubes & Drawers
  • Replace Sliding Doors & Trim
  • Paint Glossy White
  • Add Lighting
  • Finish Media Cube
  • Add Slide-Out Baskets
  • Add Wine Rack
  • Organize in bins and Label

– Breakfast Nook

  • Paint
  • Replace Light Fixture
  • Build Window Seat
  • Add Trim to Doorway
  • Add Wall Shelves
  • Build New Table

-Family Room

Phase 1:

  • Remove Baseboard Heaters
  • Paint
  • Gallery Wall
  • Fireplace Redo  See Phase 1 here
  • Hardwood Floor
  • Replace Trim
  • Buy/Build New Furniture

Phase 2:

  • Complete Built-Ins
  • Add Tongue & Groove Boards to Ceiling
  • Refinish Beams
  • Replace Fan & Recessed Lights
  • Add Board and Batten to tall wall
  • Repaint Room

-Dining Room
See project here!

  • Replace Floor
  • Refinish Ceiling
  • Planked Walls
  • Paint

-Entry

  • Remove Closets
  • Replace Entry Door
  • Replace Floor
  • Add wall treatment
  • Resurface Ceiling

-Stairway

  • Stain Stairs & Paint Risers
  • Paint Spindles & Stain Railings

– Office

  • Paint French Door
  • Paint
  • Paint Built-Ins
  • Move Upper Cabinets from Bonus Space to This Room
  • Replace Trim, Paint & Caulk
  • Replace Floor
  • Add Ceiling Light Fixture
  • Resurface Ceiling
  • Add Wall Treatment
  • Add Lighting to Built-Ins
  • Add Doors to Built-Ins
  • Buy Desk
  • Buy Storage
  • Build Craft Table

Second Floor:

  • Replace Windows
  • Remove Baseboard Heaters
  • Install HydroAir
  • Change Textured Ceilings to Plain
  • Replace Flooring

– Cooper’s Room

  • Paint Walls & Window Trim
  • Add Ceiling Light
  • Replace Trim
  • Replace Sliding Closet Doors
  • Redo Closet

-Logan’s Room

  • Add Ceiling Light
  • Paint Walls
  • Replace Trim
  • Replace Sliding Closet Doors
  • Redo Closet

– Kids/Guest Bathroom

  • Replace Trim
  • New Tile
  • Replace Vanity
  • New Mirrors
  • New Shower
  • Paint
  • Change Light Fixtures
  • Linen Closet Built-In

-Hallway

  • Build Staircase to Attic
  • Remove Pulldown Attic Ladder
  • Patch Attic Ladder Opening
  • Add Lighting
  • Replace Trim
  • Paint Spindles & Stain Railing
  • Add Crown
  • Gallery

– Lyla’s Bedroom

  • Build Wall to Extend Hallway
  • Box in Closet, Add Door
  • Prime & Paint
  • Add Ceiling Light
  • Replace Windows
  • Add Trim
  • Add Crown
  • Wallpaper Feature Wall
  • Finish Closet

– New Hallway

  • Add Lighting
  • Demo Former Walk in Closet
  • Frame in New Walk in Closet & Drywall

-Master Bedroom

Phase 1:

  • Remove Wallpaper
  • Add New Doorway
  • Prime & Paint
  • Fix Floor where Staircase was
  • Remove Trim & Patch Walls
  • Paint Window Trim
  • Replace Carpet with Hardwood
  • Replace Fan
  • Touch Ups
  • Paint Door
  • New Bedding
  • Delete Extra Can Lights
  • Replace 4 Can Lights with LEDs
  • Patch Ceiling, Fresh Paint
  • Replace Outlets with White Decorator

Phase 2:

  • Replace Windows
  • Window Seat/Reading Nook
  • Built-Ins

– Walk-in Closet/ Laundr

Phase 1:

  • Install Washer/Dryer Hook-Ups & Outlets
  • New Dryer Vent
  • Move Washer & Dryer Upstairs
  • Demo Former Closet
  • Build Walls
  • Add Drywall
  • Frame in Pocket Door
  • Install Pocket Door
  • Replace Ceiling Light (Remove Extra Light)
  • New Drywall Ceiling
  • Plank Walls
  • New Flooring
  • Replace Window
  • Replace Trim
  • Add Cabinets & Counter
  • Build Custom Organization
  • Build Shelves
  • Accessories

-Master Bathroom

  • Rip out all Fixtures
  • Remove Wall & Linen Closet
  • Rip out tile
  • Replace Walls 
  • Replace Subfloor
  • Install Tile
  • Install Glass & Tile Shower
  • Install new Vanity
  • Storage Towers
  • Install Tub

Attic:

  • Replace Windows
  • Spray Foam Insulation
  • Frame in Rooms
  • Plaster
  • Hardwood Floor
  • Storage Space
  • Guest Space

Basement:

  • Knock out wall to Former Boiler Room
  • Replace Carpet
  • Install Lighting
  • Drywall Ceiling
  • Remove Panelling & Wallpaper
  • Repair & Paint Walls
  • Replace Trim on Columns
  • New Flooring

Garage:

  • Remove Staircase
  • Add Organized Storage Wall
  • Epoxy Floor
  • Replace Garage Doors with Carriage House Doors
  • Replace Exterior Lanterns
  • Insulate
  • Fresh Plaster

Facade: 

  • Paint Gray
  • Replace Trim with more Substantial Farmhouse Trim
  • Replace Lanterns
  • Add Farmer’s Porch
  • Landscaping

Back Deck:

  • Expand to multiple tiers
  • Pergola & Seating Area

Patio:

  • Build a stone patio
  • Add Outdoor Kitchen
  • Add Firepit
  • Add Outdoor Bar
  • Landscaping

Yard & Garden:

  • Remove Pine Trees
  • Expand Lawn
  • Get Rid of Vines
  • Add Extensive Garden
  • Playground
  • Playhouse

Barn:

  • Build Detached Barn with Upstairs Studio
  • Landscape and Add Raised Garden Beds
  • Chickens

One Comment

  1. Melissa Says

    Hi there – Can you tell me where you purchased your kitchen cabinet hardware and the specs? I love it!