Monday, 15 July 2013

Home Improvement

Hubster and I have been seriously considering moving homes. We've gone through many model homes at several different sites and have fallen in love a couple of times. There were some really beautiful homes with many upgrades included in the price, but alas, the price was too high. :( So, we got to thinking about renovating our existing home. It will still cost a heck of a lot of money to do all that we would like to do, but we can do it on our terms, on our schedule and on our budget. We went to Lowe's and Home Depot yesterday to start looking...our first project looks like it will be doors and floors. I can't believe the choices out there. Wow. There are so many things to consider and SO much planning to do. It's exciting and overwhelming all at the same time! Here's our "Honey Do" list:
New inserts for our front doors (with built in mini-blinds between the glass) and all glass storm doors with interchangable screen for the summer; Replace old sliders in kitchen with french doors (with built in mini-blinds between the glass); Replace old blinds with shutters in the kitchen; Replace old blinds with curtains in the living/dining room; Replace old cheap curtains in family room with new curtains; Remove stiple ceiling in living/dining room and family room and paint ceiling once smooth; Replace old parquet flooring in living/dining room and family room with hardwood; Replace old tiling throughout the main floor with new tile; Either reface or replace kitchen cupboards and replace formica countertops with granite; Redo staircase with stain to match new hardwood; Hardwood flooring in bedrooms and upstairs hallway; Completely re-do ensuite in the master bedroom (it has many cracked tiles and leaks and the layout is absolutely terrible); Paint entire house.
So, as you can see, we have A LOT of work to do. But I am looking forward to it! Much of the work will be contracted out. Hubster and the older boys can do all the demolition, but we will have a professional do the new work. Pin It

1 comment:

Leslie said...

Check around to see if you have a Surplus Warehouse in the area. If so, they have great prices on most things home improvements....flooring, doors, tubs, toilets, etc.

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