Not gonna happen:
New flooring throughout - the cheap carpet is stained and incredibly worn in the main living areas and bedrooms. The kitchen and bathrooms have awful linoleum that is also stained. It's unfortunate because the flooring was ugly to begin with and just wasn't taken care of.
Pergola or covering on back porch - We have an awesome cement slab back porch that is perfect for the barbecue and seating. However, it gets sun for most of the day and is very hot. A nice covering would be excellent.
Kitchen remodel - Jarrod has dreams of moving counter tops, appliances, and doors. I don't know what I'd do, but I know I'd like the kitchen to be a more efficient use of space. Right now we could dance in it, but don't have enough counter top space. Not very effective for a kitchen.
Replacing all the hardware - As with many homes, all of the hardware in the house is brass. Doorknobs, hinges, and drawer pulls would all need to be changed out. It would take forever and I doubt I could talk Jarrod into it being worthwhile. But I think about it all the time.
Would be awesome:
Paint - Painting a few rooms is going to happen regardless. However, I'd love to paint the whole house. Every wall is builder's white. Not even beige. I'd love to do the living room/hallways/kitchen a warmer beige color. When I said this to my brother-in-law he said, "That's a lot of work!" Sure it is, but I won't be doing it - I'm planning on playing the pregnancy card as often as possible.
Light fixtures - We've already changed out some fixtures, but I have dreams for more. The florescent lighting in the kitchen and generic builder fixtures in the nursery and office must go. I'll definitely be changing out the nursery fixture at some point. I'm thinking about an urban yet sparkly chandelier-type fixture. Something modern, simple, and sparkly. And gender neutral.
|Vertical blinds & dining light fixture are already gone. Florescent light needs to go!|
Of course the first and most pressing house transformation will be in the "third bedroom". I want to paint, change the light fixture, make and hang curtains, buy furniture, and make bedding. It'll be a lot of work, but I already have some awesome ideas. You can check out my thought process on Pinterest. I've started a few mood boards and art, but I'll share that later on as it continues to transform.