HNY! | 2018 house goals

Happy New Year everyone! There are two things I love doing the first few weeks of a new year, looking back on the last year, and PLANNING for the next! And boy do we have a year ahead of us! So let's take a quick look on THE highlight from this past year!

OBVIOUSLY it was the purchase of this hot mess. We have been working the better part of this year to make it more livable-ish, WHILE living in it. Here are a few posts on what we have done so far!

And so. much. more. Radiators got painted, walls and trim got painted, doors were refinished, garage doors were (finally!) added to our garage, the garage and driveway were power washed, insulation was added to our attic (frozen pipes over the holidays!!!)...we were busy.

BUT! We are SO excited for this year, adding some FINISHED spaces to our house, starting next week with our FINISHED bathroom upstairs. Our first in the house and man it feels good to check that box off.

We have been talking a lot about our house goals for this year, some our bank account agrees with, some are stretch goals that we are hoping for. Here is where we are at!

  • Organize our closets upstairs, and PURGE (already started, such a game changer)
  • Finish the 2 spare bedrooms up stairs: remove wall paper, skim coat walls, paint, add quarter round, paint trim, re-hang closet doors... yadda yadda yadda. 
  • THE KITCHEN! We both have a strong passion to finish this kitchen. It's kinda funny how used to it we've become...things on the kitchen list right away? FLOORS. Then cabinet doors, counter tops etc. etc. etc.
  • The year of landscaping! If Dan get's his way, he is going to bulldoze the entire lawn and make it the flattest lawn there ever was. Homeboy can't stand lawn lumps. If I have my way, whatever we do back there will involve a chicken coop :) 
  • NEW WINDOWS! The windows in the entire house are...not the best. Especially upstairs. We are getting those replaced this year (all 12 of them!) to FINALLY completely finish the upstairs. The main floor windows are the original windows, we are hoping to fix the few panes that are broken and keep those in place. 
  • Air Conditioning?! We have noodled this for the past year. I work from home, and honestly there were only a handful of nights last year that were muggy. The house has some huge windows and great cross breeze...but we are thinking it might still need AC (resale?). We have a guy ready to go if we pull the trigger. Since we have radiators, we will install the AC in the attic and vent down into the bedrooms. From there, we can vent through closets into the main floor...for those who are curious :)
LOFTY goals, but if last year's productivity is any indication of what we are capable of...we should be able to get there :) 

Question for YOU! What do you want to see more of on here? step by step DIY? Updates on projects? Life outside of renovations?! Comment below and let me know - i'd love to hear from you!

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