I like to share this list every year because it keeps me on task. Kind of. 😉 You can see my list from last year here — I accomplished most of what I had planned! This year I have a bigger list and I doubt I’ll get to all of it, but it’s fun to dream about the plans.
First up, I’d like to make some changes to our son’s bathroom:
This is only half of the room — it’s set up similarly to his old bathroom that I completely remodeled a few years ago. The original plan for this bathroom was two rooms (vanity in one, toilet and shower in the other, like the old house) and I modified it a bit and had them remove the door and just do a cased opening.
I’ll just have to do it again. 🙂 We have no need for a separated bathroom space since we only have one child at home. His bathroom here is smaller than the last one and this will go a LONG way to making it feel more spacious.
Stay tuned for that update!
I need to paint everything under the trim and may to a couple more projects as well. It seems like no big deal, but painting the walls and trim is going to take a good bit of time.
I think it’s going to be SO great when it’s done!!
This side of the room looks great with the built in mud room bench and cubbies!:
I really need to at least finish painting the room. Maybe.
My bigger plan for this space is doing something with the other side of the room! I’m SO excited about this because it will give us additional storage space for stuff we keep in the garage like extension cords, batteries, random stuff like that.
We went with the basic “folding” table in here, without cabinets:
I have other plans for that wall as well, but the cabinets have to happen first. Before that, we have to figure out where we’re moving the cat litter. 😉
Next up, a project I’ve been talking about doing since soon after we moved in! I plan to replace those open shelves with skinny cabinets on either side with shelves in the middle:
Another project I hope to complete this year that I’ve been thinking about forever is adding some kind of wall treatment to the walls on our open staircase:
That wall to the right is a real focal point, but every time I think I know what I want to do, I change my mind.
And when I do that wall I’m guessing I’ll want to do it with the other two open walls as well:
I don’t want it to be too busy, especially if I decide to do all three walls. I’ll probably have invest in a special ladder to get to the spots above the stairs.
We are super fortunate to have a dedicated space (that is much bigger) in this house, but it will take a lot more work and money!
Right now it’s basically just a Lego station:
(I didn’t have this spot carpeted when we built because we knew we’d put down new flooring eventually.)
We have electrical done (some will have to be moved up to counter height) and the plumbing roughed in, so the hardest part is done! I would be thrilled if we could just get cabinets and flooring done this year to make it somewhat functional. I have fun plans for this space and can’t wait to start working on it!!
Whew. That’s it, no big deal right? Sure. I can’t wait to get my hands dirty again! Any guesses on what I’ll start working on first? Honestly I don’t even know. 😂 Have you tackled any similar projects?
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