- Kitchen island update with storage and larger seating space
- Finish formal living and dining space with beamed ceiling, board and batten on walls, new paint, roman shades, lighting and furniture that fits the space.
- Master bedroom finish. New king size bed, paint, lighting, furniture, rug, window treatments and decor. We haven’t touched this room yet.
- Finish basement. This one is probably five years down the road. We have a large unfinished basement and it will be expensive. We need to save for that renovation, plus for now, the play area is invaluable during Minnesota Winters.
- Powder room vanity replacement. We have a pedestal sink. I’d love to add a new vanity with some storage. This won’t be a very large project so could happen in the next year or two.
- Four season porch, deck and patio. This project was going to be fairly simple and we were budgeting for it for next summer, but we have decided that we would really like to add a four season porch which increases the cost significantly. This is probably two to three years out with our new plan.
- Mudroom built-in storage. This one is not something we need right now, but it would be nice at some point. This is probably three to five years out.
As you may be guessing, there are always projects to get done, but some are more important than others. Some things can absolutely wait, while others such as the fence which helped fix a safety issue, are more important to get done sooner. We have started prioritizing our projects based on how much value they add to our lives, our home and how much money they cost.
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As someone who loves order, I have a hard time waiting to finish spaces. I just took the U.S. Bank “What Kind of Homeowner are You?” quiz and was not surprised at all by the answer.
You hate heaps and despise disorder. At night, you dream of shelving and color-coded closets. Ah. You believe in the power of storage to simplify and improve your life — and you’re willing to move walls to make a proper place for everything.
Never stop reaching for neatness.
Now it’s your turn. Take the U.S. Bank “What Kind of Homeowner are You?” quiz.