In immediately’s submit I’m going to speak about what a few of our house objectives have been for our house upgrades in 2019 and report again on how we did!
Once I go searching our home, I usually see SO many initiatives which might be nonetheless left to be achieved and so many various concepts that we haven’t gotten to but that we’ve been pondering for years and years now. There are different occasions although after I snap myself again to actuality and notice that we’ve actually achieved some fairly nice issues throughout our little house renovation journey and we’ve really come an extended, good distance from the place we have been once we first moved in seven years in the past. 2018 was really a fairly momentous yr for us so far as house renovations go. All of our initiatives enhance the way in which our house features and the way a lot we get pleasure from residing right here, however this yr we tackled a few doozies that I simply can’t imagine we ever lived with out. Once I was desirous about what my house objectives for 2018 have been firstly of the yr, I don’t assume I spotted how a lot these initiatives have been actually going to enhance our high quality of life.
I do need to say that I don’t often set concrete “house objectives” yearly as a result of generally initiatives come up out of left area and also you simply need to go along with them, even when you have been considering that you simply’d be engaged on one thing else. Generally it’s out of necessity, generally it’s simply out of shear inspiration. We do set a objective of creating some form of important enchancment yearly although. We actually simply need to have the ability to look again on the place we have been a yr earlier than and have that heat fuzzy “Wow, we’ve come a good distance” feeling, you already know?
So if we’re going by that standards, we positively knocked it out of the park this year.
2019 House Targets: The Mud Room
The principle venture o’ the yr was positively the brand new mud room addition. We had a agency objective to get this one achieved by the early spring so we might take full benefit of this area through the muddy backyard season. We additionally began this venture method again in August of 2017, so it was time.
Right here’s how the mudroom appeared within the fall…
…and for Christmas this yr.
You may learn extra from this venture in these posts:
2019 House Targets: Outside Renovations
We knew we wished to make some important enhancements to the outside of our house this yr and we have been tossing the thought round that we’d add on a aspect porch after the mud room was achieved and in addition repair up the little stoop space on the entrance of the home.
We did handle to get the aspect porch achieved and I’ve loved having it there a lot greater than I spotted that I’d. I believed it could simply be a slight enchancment over what we had there earlier than, which was tiny and rickety and really a little bit harmful. It’s been so nice although simply to have the area for individuals to enter our house comfortably, or for us to take a seat on the market on the steps as a household on a heat fall night. We additionally now have issues like correct railings, a plug for our Christmas lights, and sufficient lighting from the brand new porch lights we put it. It’s the little issues which might be actually the large issues on initiatives like these.
Right here’s the way it appeared whereas it was in progress!
We additionally reset the stones for many of the walkway round the home and added plenty of new landscaping throughout the entrance of the home, however that meant that we didn’t get round to engaged on the entrance of the home in any respect.
The extra we considered it, the extra we began growing the scope of that venture, so we determined it may be greatest to go away it till this summer time, reasonably than attempt to squeeze it into the autumn and winter this yr and find yourself freezing on the market and dashing via it. I’m so (so so so) excited to see that begin to come collectively within the spring although as a result of I’ve all the time been a little bit uncomfortable with our unhappy, non-functional entrance entrance.
2019 House Targets: Not Depart the Kitchen a Mess After the Mud Room Reno
After we completed the aspect porch and determined to not bounce into the entrance of the home venture, we moved inside to deal with all the unfinished enterprise within the kitchen that was leftover from the mud room venture. These two rooms are hooked up and there was a window going from the kitchen to the outdated mudroom, which we closed up. There was additionally an exterior door separating the 2 rooms, which we switched to an inside French door once we rebuilt the mudroom as a totally inside area.
We did issues like end the trim on the doorway, set up new open shelving and tile the place the outdated window was, and eventually painted the ceiling in there! It was good to take the time to complete these little particulars, however it wasn’t one thing that was even on my radar firstly of the yr.
Right here you possibly can see the brand new French door and the way the room are linked on this photograph from Instagram.
And right here, additionally from Instagram, you possibly can see what we did with the open cabinets on the wall the place the window was.
Wanting Forward to 2019
In order that’s mainly our house renovation story of 2018! Wanting ahead to 2019, we have already got a couple of initiatives lined as much as begin on instantly through the colder months. Then, we’ll positively be transferring on to engaged on the entrance porch as quickly because it will get heat sufficient to get exterior. In fact, I nonetheless have that very same lengthy record working via my thoughts identical to I’ve for the final seven years and I nonetheless catch myself hoping that we’ll be capable of squeeze a few of these objects in as effectively, however the primary objective for this home actually stays the identical. If we are able to look again at this identical time subsequent yr and really feel like we’ve made some important enhancements right here and there, I’ll be simply as thrilled as I’m this yr.