In my One Year In Our Home post recently, I listed all of the things that we accomplished fixing up in our house in 2016. So, today, I thought it would be fun to share some of the to-do’s and inspiration for our list of projects for 2017!
2017 is going to be the year of the main level!
First up is our kitchen:
I love the space that we have in here and I don’t want to change up much! But, a few things on our list are:
Scrape out old paint inside cabinets
Clean out cabinets
Repaint inside of cabinets
Plank the ceiling
Install a faux wood beam over the portion of the ceiling that hangs down
And, possibly paint the door
And and, possibly repaint the cabinet hardware
AND if I can convince Jim, possibly replace the sink fixtures as well 😉
And you can always find plenty more ideas and inspiration on my pinterest Kitchen board!
Next up is the main level bathroom:
I love absolutely everything about this small little bathroom! Other than the fact that it only has a bathtub and no shower.
It works just fine for the four of us from day to day. We always bathe the girls down here and we shower upstairs and it has worked well for the last year.
But! It does not work well at all when we have guests in our home- which, is pretty frequently. It can be tricky to navigate a one shower household, plus it is upstairs right by all of our bedrooms….and that can sometimes make people feel awkward.
And we don’t want that!
So, this year, we plan to finally install a shower in this bathroom.
Which, will require bringing up the subway tile and grout up to the ceiling in the shower(the tile only goes up as high as you can see even in the shower area)
And, having to come up with some sort of window treatment (as much as I hate having to cover up that beautiful window) any suggestions for that???
Here is a link to my Bathroom pinterest board!
And then comes the dining room:
This will be the biggest and longest renovation for this year and likely won’t happen until summer or fall since it will be such an undertaking.
The things to do in here are:
Take down painted wall paper
Install barn doors
Install new lighting (recessed and chandelier)
Stain top of table with a new (darker) finish
Hopefully sell our current chairs so that we can buy some new ones!
Build and install floating wood shelves to put over the base of our ginormous hutch
source (PS this is like my fave house of ALL time!)
You can check out even more ideas on my dining room pinterest board!
And that will likely take up most of our 2017 home improvement budget.
I have a few odds and ends that I might like to do, still some more wall art for random places around the house, install a ceiling fan in our guest room, little things like that. But those are our three big goals for this year!
Are you doing any home improvements this year? What are you working on?