It’s February so this post is a little late but better late than never I say! Last week I posted our 2020 House Goals list. Moving into our house in June didn’t give us a ton of time to accomplish much so here’s hoping we have more success with 2021!
First project of the year will be……the deck! And we couldn’t be happier. The hubby was unsure about doing the footings and framing so we found someone to do that for us.
Hubby will install the deck boards and railing. The best part, they will hopefully get started in February so when spring eventually arrives in Minnesota, we will be ready to enjoy the deck! I am hoping this will help us enjoy the backyard more this summer. Honestly, we can not wait for this project to be done!
Having the deck will be like an extension of our kitchen/dining area. Carrying this goal over from 2020, I really want some cute brass knobs in my kitchen. A super simple update but I think it will really add some subtle warmth to the kitchen and make it feel a little more vintagey. The table/chair dilemma is still ongoing so hopefully that will get sorted out as well this year.
Also on a sad side note, this is probably one of the last pics I have of Ruby. I was going to add a newer pic to this post but when I saw her there, I just couldn’t do it. Pets are just such a huge part of our life and losing Ruby unexpectedly has really thrown us for a loop.
Paint the basement. As much as I love painting, my body does not and so I’m not really looking forward to this one. Also changing out that boob light is on my list and some blinds for the windows. So a little bit of work down here might really change things up.
And I still don’t love this space. So maybe some lighter paint and board and batten or something will help? I think my struggle is being in the basement. I am not a basement person.
The Laundry Room. I would love some cabinets in here, along with a cheery paint color or maybe even wallpaper?
Something to make it a fun little room with some personality and storage.
The Powder Room. Yup, still on the list. And hopefully this project will also be kicking into gear very soon. I don’t have a great photo of the powder room so enjoy this photo from when it was staged as a model home.
I’ve got a new wallpaper option that I am super excited about and flows with the art I recently purchased for the fireplace. Dark and Moody will be the overall feel I am going for with brass accents. It’s gonna be so good!
The Hubby’s Office. It’s a bit of a mess. (Sorry The Great British Baking Show gave us some good one liners.) We are hoping to move him to a spare bedroom upstairs and do something fun on at least one wall.
He really needs to get away from the front door and have a more private and quiet space to work. But bonus, he has his own mini fridge and cat condo so there’s that.
When he evacuates the front room, it will then be open and become some sort of sitting room. I really have tried to like the basement but I just don’t love hanging out down there. So having my own little room will be nice. We all miss having a buffalo room to hang in.
Plus when we have friends over, the kids usually take over the basement. When the guys watch sports, it would be nice to have an area for the girls to hang where it’s not so loud. And also maybe a spot for me to do some design work and blogging so maybe a desk with some bookcases? More of a reading room feel?
Another leftover from 2020, the wall in the entryway. I’m waiting to see how the front flex room turns out and what we do in there so it an all flow together. But I would love it to be a dark wall or perhaps some vertical shiplap? Or both? YES!
Also perhaps a new light fixture and rug. And there are almost always animals in my photos. Which honestly makes my heart happy. They are part of our family and home, I love these little reminders of them.
Finally the fireplace wall. This will be a maybe on our list as I haven’t decided yet. BUT, some shelves or built-ins might make their way into the living room. For now we’ve left the walls on the sides of the fireplace empty.
Figuring out the television situation will definitely help us make decisions regarding shelving/built-ins or leaving it blank. Or maybe it’s furniture that isn’t permanent? Some cute lights on the wall? A rug, maybe new furniture, a floor lamp. There are still a lot of decisions we need to make in this room but all in good time dear Watson.
That’s the list for this year. We will see what we can accomplish and how it all comes together. Typically I’m not much of a goal setter but doing this for our home has really helped me plan for projects and not start things willy nilly. Well at least most of the time anyways. I’m curious, do you make a list of goals you hope to accomplish in your home? I would love to hear what one of your home goals is this year!