Now that we’re into the first whole week of February, I realized that this is the longest break that Ryan and I have taken from home renovation projects in more than a year. While we’re slowly working on all the elements of our master bedroom makeover, we haven’t actually done anything since before Thanksgiving. For us, that’s a long time! So, in true Karly fashion, I compiled a list of 5 home projects we hope to accomplish in 2017. Because nothing is more motivating than a honey-do list, right? 😉
| Master bedroom and closet. As you already know, our master bedroom is our first project for 2017! I shared our design plans in this post. We already have purchased a few of the big ticket items, such as our headboard. But before I can get to the fun decorating stuff, we need to get the walls repainted and crown molding and new baseboards installed. We also hope to gut our walk-in closet and install a new organization system.
| Paint the upstairs and install new carpet. The entire upstairs is a reminder of what the downstairs used to look like. Semi-gloss white walls and ceilings and LOTS of dark oak wood. Nothing a little paint can’t fix! We’d also love to replace all the upstairs carpet. We’re almost confident that the current carpet is original to the house, so 20+ years old … yikes. Ideally, I’d like to carry our downstairs flooring through the upstairs but since this isn’t our forever home, I’m willing to compromise. Fresh, clean carpet will make a world of difference and will be slightly easier on our budget.
| Laundry room. The laundry room is the only space on the first floor of our house that we haven’t redone! The door always is closed, so nobody really sees this room except us. But, we are anxious to give the room a makeover. It really doesn’t need much besides paint and a couple new cabinets. A low-cost, time-efficient renovation? Now we’re talking.
| Master bathroom renovation. I’m honestly not sure if this is feasible for 2017, but oh gosh, what I wouldn’t give to have a new, pretty master bathroom right about now! Ours is so outdated, and it’s not functional in the way that we’d like to use it. This is the only other project in our house that we have to hire out for, so sometime in the near future we want to have someone come talk to us about a cost estimate. Given the cost of living in our town, it might be more doable than we realize – even after coming off our kitchen renovation!
| New deck and backyard landscaping. We tackled the front yard landscaping last summer, so now it’s time for the backyard. We need all new shrubs and plants, and we also plan to rip out the current deck to build a new one. This project gives us something to look forward to when the weather turns nice.
There you have it, our 5 home projects that we hope to accomplish in 2017. Home posts are my absolute favorite to write and share these days. I actually recently was interviewed by Pella Windows & Doors, and our kitchen renovation was featured on their blog! So, thank you for the opportunity to share our projects and for following along on our journey as we turn this house into our perfect modern farmhouse!