As has develop into my customized for the final a number of years, I’m beginning this new yr off with a listing of objectives that I hope to perform on our home this yr. I did fairy nicely final yr on working in direction of my objectives (you’ll be able to see how nicely I did right here), and I hope to maintain up that momentum (or possibly pace up that momentum a bit with elevated focus) this yr.
I’ve to confess that I’m getting into this yr with somewhat little bit of uncertainty in making my record of objectives. The most important aim for this yr — our addition — continues to be a giant query mark. There’s no query that we need to construct an addition. There’s no query that we need to get began on it this yr (ASAP, really). The query is simply how briskly or gradual that undertaking will go. I do not know how that can progress, so I’m making an attempt to carry it very loosely in my hand in order that I received’t set myself up for big disappointment if we finish this yr with no fully completed and practical addition.
So with that mentioned, let’s bounce into my objectives for this yr, beginning with the sure objectives, and ending with the loosely-held objectives.
My studio is clearly my first precedence for this yr. I made a ton of progress on the room final yr, however there are a lot of tasks that also must be completed. The entrance wall of cupboards is totally completed and usable, and Felicity loves it as a lot as I do. 😀
However there’s nonetheless rather a lot left to do!
Right here’s a fast rundown of what’s left:
- End portray the ceiling and partitions,
- End putting in trim (baseboards and door casings),
- Paint the remainder of the doorways,
- Paint the bases of the work tables,
- Paint the bottom of the desk,
- Reupholster the desk chair,
- End the cupboards within the workplace space,
- Make the countertop for the workplace space,
- Make or purchase a brand new pendant gentle for the workplace space,
- Clear out the storage closet and add cabinets,
- Sew and hold curtains on the again doorways.
Studio Half Toilet
A toilet is technically a separate room, so I’m itemizing this individually. Having separate lists for the 2 separate areas additionally helps me to not get so overwhelmed with an excellent lengthy to-do record. The toilet may be very a lot in an in-between state, and I’m very enthusiastic about getting it completed. Proper now, it’s fairly the mess.
It’s a tiny room, so in my thoughts, it shouldn’t take lengthy to complete. We’ll see how that goes. 😀 Right here’s what I have to do:
- Restore holes/gouges within the partitions from eradicating the tile and trim,
- Prime the higher partitions,
- Set up the wallpaper,
- End the trim,
- Re-frame the mirror,
- Purchase and set up a shade for the window.
Visitor Bed room
Matt and I’ve been utilizing this bed room as our fundamental bed room since 2021 whereas we look ahead to our addition to be constructed. And since I’m on this room a lot, I’ve realized that there are some things I would like/want to alter or enhance. And since we don’t know the way lengthy our addition will take, I don’t need to maintain out for our new bed room. I have to make this room work higher and extra effectively for me. However I additionally need to maintain some aesthetic points as nicely.
So I’ll begin with the sensible stuff and transfer to the aesthetic stuff. The primary challenge on this room is the storage. These closets are simply effective for a visitor bed room, however they’re not sufficient in any respect for use as the principle storage for our garments and footwear. My footwear are continuously spilling out onto the ground across the closet as a result of there’s merely not sufficient area. We’ve to make do with what we now have, although. So I have to discover a method to make it work till we are able to have our new bed room with our complete wall of IKEA wardrobes.
So right here’s the complete record of what I need to do on this room…
- Create higher storage contained in the closet(s) (particularly shoe storage),
- Constructed a base/body for the mattress that works with an adjustable mattress and matches the headboard,
- Construct a pleasant rolling cart for Matt (extra on this later),
- Proceed the blue/floral wall design onto the higher half different two partitions,
- Add wainscoting to the underside part of the three partitions.
Among the paint on the ground must be refreshed, however I don’t need to try this till we’re moved out of this room and into our new bed room. Which will or could not get accomplished this yr.
I made some adjustments on this room final yr — a brand new countertop and a brand new self-importance colour. So this yr I need to end up the makeover on this room. That may embrace a brand new mirror, new sconces, new wallpaper, and extra.
Right here’s a have a look at what I’m planning:
- Take away the tile border and make any repairs to the wall as wanted,
- Set up wallpaper,
- Make or purchase a brand new mirror,
- Give new sconces a makeover after which set up,
- Paint ceiling (possibly),
- Rework shelving space simply contained in the door to the fitting in order that wallpaper may be put in in that space,
- Make new bathe curtain.
I’ll guess y’all weren’t anticipating to see this room on a to-do record, had been you? 😀 Really, I simply want a little bit of storage tweaking in right here. The room itself doesn’t want any adjustments.
The one challenge in right here is that I’ve outgrown my jewellery storage, which is that this prime drawer within the cupboard between the vanities.
I can take away the necklaces and retailer them with all of my beaded necklaces (as quickly as I determine how I need to retailer these), however I would like extra sections for earrings. The truth is, I’d love for this complete drawer to be stuffed with little sections for earrings and pendants. I’ve two adjustable chain necklaces — one in gold and one in silver that regulate from any size 24 inches and smaller — and I’ve an assortment of pendants for each. So a complete drawer stuffed with earring-size sections can be great!
I really priced out having a customized jewellery insert made for this drawer, however with the variety of sections I would like for a drawer this measurement, the value was over $500. That’s simply not a worth I’d pay for one thing like that. So my to-do record for this room is…
- Customise a drawer for jewellery storage,
- Customise any of the opposite drawer storage as wanted.
Now that we’ve been utilizing this room for a yr, I do know a bit higher how we use the drawers. They might all use a little bit of customization, however my jewellery drawer is the one which’s most in want of consideration.
We had our carport completed final yr, and it has been wonderful!! What a unique it has made having the ceiling completed, and having all of that gentle on the market now! It’s wonderful to have the ability to exit after sundown (particularly at the moment of yr when sundown is round 5:30pm) and have all of that gentle in order that I can proceed engaged on tasks.
So all the main stuff has been accomplished. That simply leaves two smaller tasks for me to do:
- Paint the outside of the French doorways,
- Construct a storage cupboard.
Entrance Porch & Entrance Yard
Properly, I didn’t get it accomplished final yr, so possibly this would be the yr! 😀
Yearly I believe, “Possibly this would be the yr I’ll get some landscaping!” And yearly ends with no landscaping. So possibly, simply possibly, this would be the yr! 😀
Right here’s all the things I’d love to do:
- Apply yet one more coat of stain/sealer to the porch boards,
- Make any wanted repairs to the column wraps,
- End paint touchups,
- End the fake stone on the porch skirting,
- Mark off/edge planting beds and get some fairly vegetation within the floor!
- Rehang the shutter that fell,
- Rehang the tape lights that fell.
There’s much more that I’d like to do on the entrance of our home and in our entrance yard, but when I can simply get these small tasks accomplished, I’ll be completely happy. And eventually…
I don’t even know what to say about this, besides that I simply hope and pray that we are able to make some actually good headway on our addition this yr. I’ve no expectation that it’ll really be all completed, with the rooms all embellished and full, earlier than the top of the yr. That might be a reasonably tall order. However I’d simply like to see some actual progress on it.
And naturally, there are such a lot of issues which are contingent upon this addition. We are able to’t have a again patio till we now have the addition. I can’t flip our entrance room right into a eating room till we now have our new household room. I can’t flip our present sitting room again right into a breakfast room/extension of the kitchen till Matt has some cozy seating in a brand new household room. And I don’t need to spend time or power making adjustments to our present kitchen when it might change drastically as a part of the addition.
So I don’t also have a record of particular objects for the addition or the rooms that shall be affected by the addition. We’re simply in a holding sample proper now, and I really feel like this who yr shall be stuffed with “wait and see”. That’s why I’m making an attempt to carry it loosely. I’m simply going to attempt my hardest to be laid again about the entire thing in order that I can benefit from the course of. If I attempt to maintain issues too tightly and get all micro-manager about it, it should stress me out and that would make for a very depressing yr. That’s the very last thing I would like. I would like 2024 to be an incredible yr, and I can’t wait to see what occurs and the way a lot I can get achieved!
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