Home Renovation Projects

Projects Completed as of  April 14, 2012

Living Room:

  • Rebuilt 1 wall and re-painted
  • Replaced window’s
  • Replaced front door
  • Updated and added electrical outlets and light switches, new outlet/switch covers
  • Installed ceiling fan and recessed lighting
  • Installed Surround Sound & mounted TV
  • Installed cabinets
  • Made and put up curtains

Dining Room:

  • Rebuilt 1 wall, removed wallpaper & painted
  • Replaced window’s
  • Updated electrical and light switch, new outlet/switch covers
  • Replaced light fixture

Kitchen:

  • Replaced piping
  • Re-finished cabinets (*almost done)
  • Removed wallpaper & painted
  • Replaced windows
  • Made new curtains
  • Purchased new Refrigerator

Master Bedroom:

  • Removed wallpaper & painted
  • Replaced window
  • Updated electrical and light switches, new outlet/switch covers
  • Hung Artwork

Second Bedroom:

  • Replaced door knob

Bathroom:

  • Replaced door knob
  • Replaced bathtub seal

Hallway:

  • Painted
  • Replaced light fixture

Basement:

  • Sump pump installed
  • Crack filler injected into basement wall
  • Rebuilt 1 wall
  • Purchased new Washer and Dryer

Outside:

  • Replaced 1/3 of our 6′ wood privacy fence
  • “Repaired” front steps
  • Very small amount of gardening

Projects Remaining as of April 14, 2012

Living Room:

  • Paint ceiling
  • Finish trim work (baseboard, crown molding, window trim, entry door trim)
  • Rebuild fireplace hearth box & finish fireplace (stone, mantel)
  • Hang artwork
  • Reupholster chair (maybe sofa)

Dining Room:

  • Replace flooring
  • Finish trim work (baseboard, window trim)
  • Make curtains
  • Hang artwork

Kitchen:

  • Finish 3 remaining cabinet doors*
  • Replace outlets and light switches, add light switch, new outlet/switch covers
  • Put up backsplash
  • Replace flooring
  • Replace counter tops
  • Replace sink/faucet
  • Install a dishwasher
  • Clean & paint door to basement

Master Bedroom:

  • Re-build 2 walls
  • Replace door knob
  • Paint ceiling
  • Finish trim work (baseboard, crown molding)
  • Carpet/ Large area rug
  • Make curtains
  • Put up some more hooks and shelving
  • Mount TV

Second Bedroom:

  • Remove wallpaper & paint
  • Scrape ceiling texture off and retexturize
  • Replace windows
  • Replace light fixture
  • Paint closet and Install closet organization system
  • Make curtains
  • Replace area rug

Bathroom:

  • Gut and re-drywall (including painting)
  • Replace window
  • Replace floor
  • Install fan that vents outside
  • Install bubble skylight
  • Install new tub/ shower (including tile)
  • Install new sink & mirror
  • Replace door with sliding, pocket door (if possible)

Office:

  • Gut and re-drywall (including painting) (if possible combine with master)
  • Replace doors & install new dog door
  • Replace flooring
  • Replace light fixture
  • Replace windows

Hallway:

  • Re-paint (new color)
  • Paint closet doors
  • Putty up and Paint ceiling
  • Change artwork

Basement:
-Short Term-

  • Finish re-dry walling (including laundry room)
  • Paint
  • Fix ceiling tiles
  • Area rug
  • Reorganize for optimum storage space
  • Make cat shelves
  • Move washing machine and put up shelving

-Long Term-

  • Gut, Seal and Finish Basement
  • Divide space into sections: Laundry, Utility, Bedroom, Bathroom, Entertainment & Bar
  • Install a second bathroom in the basement
  • Create a bedroom (includes egress window installation)
  • Make new bar and entertainment area
  • Make under stair installation (pinned on pinterest)

Outside:

  • Complete re-landscaping
  • Pave driveway, walkway & patio
  • Rebuild porch and cover it
  • Finish re-doing fence
  • Rebuild garage
  • Instal koi pond
  • Create greenhouse (or at least gardening) space
  • Enlarge back porch
  • Change/Add lighting
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