22 January 2014

A Year of House Projects | To-Do list for 2nd floor and Basement


I'm going to be honest; Matt and I slacked off a little bit this past weekend, but we did accomplish one big task: we cleaned the upstairs office. This room has been victim to clutter, Christmas present hiding and wrapping, photography, and crafts.

Since our long term goal is to have one room be a joint office for the both of us, we had to completely clean and organize it, and figure out a solution for desks. Luckily, the table I was using as a desk actually folds out to one big table, so Matt and I have been sharing it.
You'll see in the list below that we plan to make the pictured room the guest room, which means that the room we're currently using as our bedroom will be converted into a a bigger joint office. 




UPSTAIRS - LANDING
  • hang art or photos?
  • storage bench for possible reading nook?
UPSTAIRS - BEDROOM 1
  • convert from bedroom to his & hers office
  • fix closets -- add built in drawers, better door track, ect
  • add a designated craft station
  • convert old cabinet to a printer cabinet
  • install an electrical outlet in the floor
UPSTAIRS - BEDROOM 2
  • convert from makeshift office to guest room
  • add window treatments
BASEMENT - STAIR CASE
  • add wall art
  • vacuum those darn carpeted steps
BASEMENT - LAUNDRY AREA
  • paint the refrigerator in chalkboard paint
  • clean off the built in bench and add cushions
BASEMENT - SHELF WALL
  • finish organizing and converting to linen storage
BASEMENT  - FINISHED ROOM
BASEMENT - HALF BATH
  • get an estimate for converting to full bath
BASEMENT - WORKSHOP/UNFINISHED ROOM
  • clean the beast
  • remove clunky tv unit shelf left by previous homeowners
  • put up peg boards for Matt's tools
  • consolidate shelving
  • create a legitimate work table and bench
  • look into the crack in floor/wall joint
  • add castor wheels to the table saw


11 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, that office is amazing. The light is so good, I am envisioning so many great things for that space

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    1. These upstairs rooms were the selling point on this house for me. I feel like Laura Ingalls every time I'm in them. :) The bare bones of the rooms have a lot of flaws, so we need to do some minor renovations before we really get in and decorate, so for now, function trumps beauty...but yes, when all the shades are up, the light is stunning. :)

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    2. Also, if you'll notice, I totally had your blog up on my computer when I took the first office photo! :)

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  2. uhhhh - that office is INCREDIBLE!
    the lighting - the wood paneling - the WHITE...girl i am seriously jealous right now!
    i'm really excited to see all of these room conversions!

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  3. Wow, you sure have some big projects and goals ahead of your for your home! Not much chance for laziness, there! :) But I'm sure the finished results will make everything so worth it!

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    1. Yes, lots of projects, but we will be happy to do at least 10 this year. :)

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  4. OH. MY. GOODNESS. Your upstairs office is beautiful! I am in love with the white paneling, the ceilings and the dreamy light, too. I've always loved your house. But now? I'm incredibly jealous of it. Can't wait to see you document all these projects this year! :)

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    1. You are too sweet, Kiki! Believe me, it has it's issues...the biggest one being the floors. They're in such need of repair, that I've given myself two splinters since we've moved in. Yikes!

      We'll be working a lot on SOMETHING this weekend. We always say it's the yard and then we do something else haha. We kind of hate yard work.

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  5. This sounds like a good plan but it also requires a lot of work. I hope you hire a very skilled contractor to help you on this, particularly when you start in the basement’s foundation and flooring.

    Bob @ Garlock-French.com

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  6. How's everything going, Christina? You sure have a lot of projects, but I'm sure you'll be able to execute them all perfectly. You might also want to check for water proofing methods in order to protect your basement and everything else in it. Good luck! :)

    Abel Holmes

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