I’m a little late on this this year, but it’s still January, so I’m thinking I’m not too late. And the goal for this year? Maybe getting the house done! And when you look at it, there really isn’t a ton left that has to get done – this is our smallest to do list. Pretty much ever
See? Not much! Of course, I’m not sure if this will actually get done this year because there are three fairly large building projects. But it’s always important to dream!
The list is really in no order at all and we’ll probably jump around a ton, so don’t think the 1-5 actually mean anything. And even when we do put projects in “order” we never actually stick to it.
1. THE LAUNDRY ROOM
Half of it is looking like this
(well, actually, it’s not this pretty anymore because we have all the drawer fronts for the bed sitting on the ground, but you get the idea).
We started this room the year we moved in – yes, that’s 5 years ago. So I think it might be finally time we get this room done. Especially because the other side of the room looks like this
There are some smaller items on the list – like installing the rest of the floor, but then there are larger items – like building and installing cabinets. Those cabinets will take a fair amount of time, but we’re also going to paint them, so building paint grade cabinets instead of stain grade will go a lot quicker. Then there are finishing touches – a counter over the washer/dryer, trim, etc. – but hopefully this room doesn’t take forever. Well, forever more than forever has already taken.
2. Backyard projects
Our “grass” looks like shit
So this weekend we’re actually going to rip it alllllllll out, install some sprinklers and then lay sod (well, the sod will come next week). I realize laying sod after the dryest January in recorded history in California is slightly irresponsible, but we also have all of our other landscaping on drip, and after the initial heavier waterings to get things established we will only need to water once a week (we researched for drought tolerant sod). This will be especially nice to get done because Zoe is getting to be quite the mover lately and we don’t really have a baby friendly area in the backyard for her to hang out.
After we finished building the pergola, we left it alone for 2+ years, so I’d like to finally finish it. That includes putting some twinkly lights up, and figuring out the seating because this doesn’t look terribly inviting
And we might also put some lattice around the addition by veggie garden 2.0, but I’m not sure about that one.
3. FINISH ROOMS!
The front room
Yeah, it’s filled with a lot of crap at various times. And all we need to do is buff that tile around the fireplace and build that sports ticket table…
Then there’s also the bedroom
This one is super, super nearing the homestretch. We just need to build the drawers for the bed, finish the headboard, and hang up some miscellaneous items. Hopefully this one is finished up soon!
4. The nook