In good old Young House Love fashion, I have a running list of things I want to do to each room down the line. Not all of them will be things I will do

The Front Yard:

  • Hide the water heater thing with plants
  • Get a small bistro table and chairs for the front porch
  • Hang plants
  • Paint the door and shudders black
  • Add window boxes along the porch?
  • Maybe add a storm door for extra light and inviting for guests?

The Foyer/Hallway:

  • Paint the walls
  • Add a console table in the entry way
  • Add art or a mirror above the consule table
  • Add hooks behind the door
  • Organize the coat closet
  • Add a console table at the end of the hallway

The Office:

  • Add art to the walls
  • Decide best strategy for study/office
  • Add bookcases along the wall?
  • Possibly build built-in bookcases around the window seat?

The Dining Room:

  • Buy a dining room table and chairs (maybe round?)
  • Hang curtains
  • Paint or redesign the hutch
  • Add white wainscoting or beadboard along the walls
  • Paint the walls, possibly something dark
  • Replace the lighting?

The Kitchen & Breakfast Area:

  • Buy a good trashcan for the space
  • Paint the cabinets white
  • Paint the walls
  • Hang curtains or add panel on the window
  • Add beadboard backsplash and maybe paint it another color?
  • Add beadboard on the island and maybe paint it another color?
  • Add shelves to wall next to the kitchen table
  • Maybe paint chalkboard on the wall next to the kitchen table?
  • Create an open shelf or two in the kitchen
  • Maybe add a lemon tree or fiddle leaf tree by the window near the door to the deck
  • Hang plants next to the door
  • Paint the kitchen table and chairs
  • Organize the pantry
  • Replace the Ikea lamp whenever we have kids (I love it, but think it would look fabulous in a nursery and something more grown up in the kitchen)
  • Maybe eventually get stainless steel appliances?
  • Maybe eventually replace the sink with white farmhouse sink?
  • Cover up the popcorn ceiling with planks or beadboard
  • Add crown molding?

The Living/Family Room:

  • Paint the walls
  • Add furniture – buy couch and love seat/chairs
  • Decide on coffee table
  • Style the bookcases
  • Figure out paint for fireplace
  • Figure out art for the mantle
  • Decorate wall behind TV near the stairs
  • Add curtains, maybe like this?
  • Paint the backs of the built-in bookcases
  • Buy a rug
  • Buy lamps for the space
  • Cover up the popcorn ceiling with planks or beadboard
  • Add beams across the living room/kitchen area?
  • Add crown molding?

The Half-Bath/Powder Room:

  • Paint the walls, maybe something dark
  • Add art to the walls
  • Replace the towel rack?
  • Find a small piece of furniture to store toilet paper, etc.
  • Replace the mirror, eventually

The Deck & Backyard

  • Get a grill
  • Add lights and decorations underneath the pergola
  • Maybe string lights from top of pergola to the wall?
  • Add potted plants along the edge of the house
  • Work on landscaping the yard and adding bushes and plants, perhaps with a Landscape company
  • Maybe make or buy a fire pit?
  • Build raised beds for edible plants and herbs
  • Maybe build a bench along the edge of the deck?

The Stairwell:

  • Paint the walls
  • Eventually add gallery wall of pictures
  • Maybe eventually remove the carpet, After you’ve cleaned your carpet, follow these steps to maintain your carpet’s cleanliness.

The Landing Upstairs 

  • Paint the walls
  • Add art to the walls?
  • Organize the linen closet

The Hall Bathroom:

  • Paint the walls
  • Figure out which towels and shower curtain to hang
  • Paint the cabinets

The Laundry Room

  • Buy a washer and dryer
  • Paint the walls
  • Figure out the best way to organize the laundry room
  • Add shelves above washer and dryer
  • Add art to the walls

The Guestroom:

  • Paint the walls 
  • Add curtains
  • Create a seating area?
  • Add art to the walls
  • Maybe build a window seat and shelves along the wall?

The Craft Room/Future Kid Room:

  • Paint the walls
  • Add curtains
  • Remove mirrored closet and create open nook/area
  • Update lighting
  • Maybe build a built-in bookcase around the window?

The Sitting Room/Future Nursery:

  • Paint the walls
  • Figure out the best layout and what to add to the space
  • Add curtains

The Master Bedroom:

  • Paint the walls
  • Add curtains to windows
  • Buy a long dresser
  • Create or buy a headboard
  • Eventually get a king size bed

The Master Bathroom:

  • Add art to the walls (there isn’t much we need to do to this
  • Maybe add plants by the bathtub since it’s a sunny spot

The Garage: 

  • Eventually get a freezer/fridge for storing extra food
  • Organize tools
  • Maybe add a pergola to the garage and grow ivy along it, like this

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