Floor Plans

Some of our blog readers have been in the house (even slept in the guest room), some may have seen the house tour video we made a year ago, but I just realized lately that some of my readers might have no clue how our house is laid out. So for all you readers who are wondering, I drew up some house floor plans recently (using floorplanner.com). Just as an FYI, these are so not to scale, though the proportions are fairly good:

The first floor

Major things we’d like to do on the first floor:

  • renovate the kitchen from top to bottom
  • as a part of the kitchen reno, move the washer and dryer upstairs
  • the den needs a lot of work, including electrical and insulation, new carpet and some fresh paint
  • strip and stain the built-ins in the butler’s pantry
  • tear out and re-fit the pantry with better shelving
  • new drywall and flooring in the back hallway off of the kitchen
  • Pull up carpet in front hallway and install new a floor (the one place in the house that the hardwood is in horrific shape…)
  • finish fixing the trim in the living room
  • de-popcorn-ify all the ceilings that have it (this also goes for 2nd floor)
  • possibly board & batten walls in the dining room?
  • re-caulk and paint and finish windows (this also goes for 2nd floor)
  • other things I’m probably forgetting

The second floor

Major things we’d like to do on the second floor:

  • Pull up carpet and refinish the hardwood floors
  • Paint all rooms, fix trim etc.
  • Turn the hall closet into usable space for stackable washer and dryer
  • Renovate both bathrooms with new tile and fixtures
  • Create built in storage in office/craft room (which will hopefully turn into a nursery soon)
  • De-texturize Jack’s bedroom walls
  • Have I mentioned the windows yet? Do you see how many windows there are in this house? That project alone will take forever… *sigh*

Oh, and of course, finish the stair project! Could our list get any longer? I really don’t think so… This doesn’t even include the outdoor projects (i.e. the jungle that is our backyard and the almost ramshackle-y two story shed that needs fixing up.) We seem to have been focusing a lot of attention on the outside – particularly the front yard – lately, but that’s just because it’s prime gardening season around these parts. However, another outdoor project got shoved to the front of our to-do list recently, so you can look forward to Kelly posting about building a driveway gate – whenever he finishes it!

By the way, if you’re a new(ish) reader of our blog, don’t be shy, say hi! What kind of projects do you have on your list?


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