We've lived in our home for 17 years, and when we bought it, it was a fixer upper. We fixed it up and it has served us so well.
Now, though, it is showing its need of being updated, and somethings like windows, need to be replaced.
So I am making a list here of things that we'd like to get done on the house in the next few years. Some are big things like siding, and others small like paint.
Here goes -
1. Replace the windows. If we'd had the funds we'd have done this when we bought the house, but it is time.
This bow window needs to be replaced. I want to do a flat window here with side windows that will open to allow good air flow. Also, Tim would one day like to do a porch on the front of the house and a bow window would eat into the sitting space.
Maybe something like this -
We like the look of this siding -
3. A new deck.
4. Paint the living room/kitchen, the hallway, and Rachel's bedroom. The color I'm look at is a Colonial Williamsburg color that I am holding in the photo below. It is a bit more aged gold, than the sunny yellow in our kitchen/living room.
However, it matches nearly identically to the color in Rachel's bedroom (which used to be our bedroom).
The lighting in the house is so different based on time of day, and if we have blue skies or overcast. Today is overcast.
Let's just say that I love the color and it will make my English cottage still warm and welcoming, but give me a change in color tone.
5. Bathroom Remodel - We want to take the garden tub out of the master bathroom and put in a walk in shower. Then the small shower can come out and become a linen closet.
Something like this, but without the window.
Many of these projects are DIY potentially, because Tim can do much of the work, and we have very handy and skilled young friends!
I'm determined to get some of these projects accomplished this year. The bathroom is a remodel project but the rest are just cosmetic changes, and so I feel they are very doable.
What do you think?