The time has come to share our annual checklist of dwelling initiatives we plan to do in 2023. Together with setting household targets, private targets, and monetary targets, Chris and I take the time to get on the identical web page relating to all of the issues we’d like to perform within the dwelling! In 2022 we took a bit detour from the official checklist however nonetheless achieved a lot, and we celebrated each step of the way in which. So right here’s to a model new 12 months, new intentions, and extra methods to study and develop collectively!
1. Major Lavatory and Closet
The undertaking I’m for sure probably the most enthusiastic about is our toilet and closet renovation! We’ve got made probably the most of this area with group bins and trays, and turntables, however that is pretty much as good because it’s going to get with out reconfiguring and restarting. However the time has lastly come (virtually). We’re fully giddy about working with Distinctive Kitchen and Baths to point out off their ardour and expertise for stunning, practical cabinetry. The design section is ongoing, however I can’t wait to share extra concerning the course of with you.
Since shifting in, Chris and I’ve been drawing up doable floorplan options for this ensuite space, but it surely has been a severe head-scratcher. It’s difficult to convey by means of pictures how really slender these jack-and-jill closets are. I typically daydream concerning the closet in our final home, and I’m hopeful that we will someway make this area simply pretty much as good, if not higher.
One main lesson we discovered (the laborious approach) in 2022 is NOT to start out demo till you’ve every part you want available. There are already too many issues that may derail a house renovation, so we’re hoping to keep away from main pauses and delays as a lot as doable! So whereas that is high of our checklist, it should take a while earlier than any motion happens.
2. Attic Purge and Group
Welcome to the attic! I revealed this muddle collapse Love Letter simply final evening, together with my aim to purge and manage all of this earlier than the month is over. Perhaps we’ll have a yard sale by the tip if it’s even okay with our HOA!
I’m hoping this purging will give me some momentum to purge the opposite cluttered areas within the dwelling (ahem the storage).
3. Skylights and beams in the lounge
As soon as upon a time we had large desires to open up this hearth wall and put in a giant arched window much like what we did within the fashionable cottage. In case you missed it, we’ve pivoted and are conserving the hearth association. It’s actually working for us and It’s so filled with character and we don’t need to lose the unique attraction of the home. What we actually need is extra mild, and I feel we will accomplish that approach higher with skylights. We’ve already had a structural engineer discuss it by means of with us and I’m so excited to see it turn out to be a actuality.
I’ve additionally discovered probably the most unbelievable colonial beam inspiration that I can’t wait to share with you!
4. Cricket’s Room/Pool Lavatory
This takes the cake for the least photogenic area in our dwelling. Image a pool toilet with an entrance to the surface, and a built-in kennel state of affairs. For now it’s only a hobnob of vacuums, brooms, extra muddle, and cricket’s stuff (which is greater than you assume).
There’s already an out of doors bathe so this simply be geared up with bathroom, sink, and probably an undercabinet spout for Cricket’s water bowl. Oh, and naturally cupboard area for pool towels!
5. Tile the Again Hallway
One realization now we have had since bringing Cricket house is that this again hallway will get an outrageous quantity of foot and paw site visitors. There’s the door to cricket’s room/pool toilet, two separate storage entrances, a small closet, and the staircase that leads up into the bonus room. It additionally occurs to be the world of the house the place the hardwood flooring increase and shrink probably the most (should you look carefully you may spot a niche). So to make our lives simpler, we plan to increase whichever tile we find yourself utilizing within the pool toilet, into this again hallway!
Would additionally love to color all of the trim again right here. Perhaps a shiny merlot? I can image it.
6. Cleansing Closet
little closet proper by means of the swinging door. for a minute it was our recreation closet. we actually want an area (since cricket moved in) for brooms, vacuums, cleansing provides.
7. Patch the health club ground
I managed to safe simply sufficient FloorPops within the final launch to patch up the health club ground after eradicating the staircase! So we’ll be including these, and perhaps add extra mirrors to the now naked partitions? I don’t know. There’s already lots of mirror taking place in there so time will inform. Apart from that, I really feel like eradicating the steps opened up much more prospects in right here.
8. Add pocket doorways and built-ins to the examine
Though we did remodel the examine as a eating area twice over the Vacation break, we use it many instances all through any given day as a house workplace. So we need to add pocket doorways for some a lot wanted privateness and noise blocking. I’ve acquired my coronary heart set on discovering some classic wood doorways to make use of.
To make this doable, we’ll be narrowing the cased opening and whereas we’re at it…
We’d as nicely add some built-in cupboards and shelving on both facet of the opening. We’re determined for storage to maintain the “ugly” workplace requirements like printer, submitting cupboard, paper shredder and extra and I feel this will probably be one of the best ways to protect as a lot of the mirror as doable.
9. Trim within the Entry
I haven’t discovered the precise trim I need to do but, however I do know I need to add some drama and character to the entry.
10. Music room on the touchdown
This touchdown on the high of the grand staircase has a lot potential to be the best area in the home! We’re really going to be extending the hallway and including a cased opening so it feels extra just like the music-box of the house. I’m picturing grasscloth wallpaper, piano, guitars on the wall, a bit desk, some chairs… Like a quaint little comfortable.
11. Faye’s bed room
We’ve spent a while in each Polly’s room and Greta’s room, however Faye’s room stays fairly untouched. Apart from a brand new mattress and rolling out a rug, I’ve been giving Faye an opportunity to find what she may envision for her room. She’s my child who’s so enthusiastic about design and the method so we’re leaning into the method collectively to make this room particular for her. That is her 12 months!
12. Panorama entrance yard
No clarification wanted, particularly should you noticed the sequence of unlucky occasions that occurred with the sewer line over the Holidays…
13. CLJ Studio
Virtually a 12 months has handed since we first introduced that we might be leasing an “unfinished” workplace area for our crew. The method hasn’t been easy and to make an extended story brief, we ended up switching buildings and are leasing out a distinct area! We’ve got been busy behind the scenes engaged on getting all of it completed and it needs to be completed any day now! Right here’s a bit sneak peak.
Issues we may do that 12 months:
The checklist is prolonged, however I if the finances and time permit, listed below are a pair issues that might be good to have performed however are decrease on the precedence checklist.
Change the home windows and the roof – The entire home windows are unique to the home and never power environment friendly in any respect. The seals are damaged and within the mornings we will see cloudy condensation making its approach in. As for the roof–it’s been in tough form for the reason that day we moved in. We’re hoping we will skate by with a bit extra time earlier than changing each…
Playroom/Sport Room – With the newly eliminated staircase, we’re settling proper into this room. It’s working superbly and we’re not in any rush to make any large adjustments, but when we find yourself having extra time or finances (unlikely) we’d add it to the checklist!
Issues we in all probability aren’t doing this 12 months:
Moreover the truth that I’m by no means actually “completed” with a room, there’s are additionally some areas that may seemingly stay untouched this 12 months. Right here’s that checklist… but additionally, by no means say by no means.
The visitor home
Ending the Attic
Polly and Faye’s “Jack and Jill” toilet
Supply: Mad About The Home