Do you ever get a bee in your bonnet and all of a sudden you want to tackle allllll the house projects on your to-do list?! That’s how I’ve felt lately. This past weekend I realized we’ve been in this house almost a year now, which is honestly hard to believe. The past year went by so fast and we did SO many amazing projects in our new home. I’ll probably do a blog post to recap the past year, but just thinking about all we’ve done got me excited to do even more. This house has so much potential! So I made a list of about twenty “dream projects” and I thought I’d share my top five with you guys today. Here’s a little peek into all the crazy things my brain thinks up!
Laundry Room Makeover: Clearly, this room needs some attention. This is our laundry room/mud room and it’s my least favorite room in our entire home. I would love to make lots of changes in here! First I’d start by opening up that wall/entry from the hallway and making that bigger with possibly a barn door slider. Then I’d love to change out the tile, add open shelves above the existing cabinet, and then do some kind of built-in storage to the other side of the room for shoes/coats/all the things. Lastly I’d add one of those light tubes that you can install in the ceiling to bring in more natural light–we have no sun light in this room! I’d love to start on this project ASAP.
Window Seats in the Kids Room: All of the kids have nice size windows in their rooms, so I’d LOVE to do built-in seats under each one. Ideally they’ll have storage for toys and books too. This one has been on my to-do list for a while now, so I’d be thrilled to get it done soon. This is the easiest project on my list!
Slider Door in the Living Room: One of my big dreams for this house is to open up that back wall of windows in our living room to really take advantage of our stellar views. I’d LOVE to do a big three panel slider door that leads out to our porch. We actually had a company come out yesterday and give us a quote ($36,000!!!) and it ended up being much higher than we anticipated. So we talked about doing a tall set of black French doors there with side windows, which would be about half the price of slider doors. We’re still shopping around for more affordable options, but that project is definitely on the dream list!
Patio Doors and Deck Out of The Master Bedroom: Ok, here’s another big project I’ve had swirling around in my mind for a while now. How amazing would it be to open up this wall in our bedroom (the one with the three little windows) and do a beautiful set of patio doors that would lead out to a small deck?! We have the most beautiful view that direction and it just feels wrong to have that big wall blocking it. We also just poured a bigger concrete patio out below this window, so it’s primed and ready for a deck! I’m not sure if we’ll ever get to this one, but it’s on the wish list for sure!
Sunroom: This project is one I’ve had in my mind for a long time now and it’s a big one! I would LOVE to one day close in this little back patio and make it a beautiful sunroom. I’m thinking huge windows, paneled ceiling and fun tile flooring. It would be such a cool space we could enjoy all year round. And if we ever did those slider doors out the living room, it would all flow together perfectly. Obviously this is a big one, but I’ve thought about it 8371 times now, so many one day it will happen!
Ok that’s all for now! I’d love to hear what you think of these projects. Which one should we do first??!!