YES for ALL the house goals for 2021!!!
I might be over here pouring a third cup of coffee as I write this post because I am SO GEARED UP for tackling a bunch of our highly anticipated projects this year.
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After looking over our house goals for 2020, I kind of chuckled because no one could have seen a pandemic coming to veer our plans. But really, COVID considered, we did pretty darn well and hope to pick up some of the ones we didn’t get to soon. Completing our home office, landscaping, bedroom closets, and pool deck was no easy feat.
Robert and I chatted a lot about what projects we want to do and when this year. Here’s what we’ve been envisioning…
Our House Project To-Do List for 2021
Ever since we finished the fire pit, we’ve been chomping at the bit to build a playhouse / play area for the girls. I absolutely love The Handmade Home’s playhouse they made for their kids, so we plan on adapting their plans a bit in our backyard. Wouldn’t a playhouse be so sweet in that little area beside the fire pit?
We’ve wanted to replace the old backyard fence ever since we moved into this house. After taking on the pool renovation the last couple of summers, we finally feel like we’re in a good place to do it.
3. Olivia’s Room Refresh
This one seems out of left field, but Olivia has been asking for several months if she can have a ceiling fan (can’t blame ya, kid), so we’re planning to replace her canopy bed with one that will work better for a fan and take on a little organizing in there while we’re at it. Nothing major, just a little furniture swapping. Here’s the original makeover we did a few years ago.
4. Regan’s Room Refresh
Our baby is going to be THREE this year! HOW?!! So while we transition her to a “big girl bed”, we’ll probably do a few fun changes. I painted her nursery white knowing one day, we’d get to know her little personality to do something more bold. The time has come.
5. Workshop Shed
Since we live “in town”, we have some hoops to jump through for building a shed in our backyard, but we definitely need one. This one the DIY Huntress did is SO good.
6. New Living Room Furniture
We’ve been needing extra seating in our living room for quite some time. Our sofa has flared up some problems in Robert’s back (prior military injuries), and after 4 years, I’m ready for a change from our IKEA chairs. If you have a favorite sofa recommendation, send it my way! I’m researching like crazy over here.
7. Garage Makeover
We have been DREAMING of an amazing garage renovation for years! Even just paint and rebuilding the old shelves would make a world of difference to brighten this place up. But we hope to do way more than that. Having our planned shed will help compartmentalize all of our tools too.
But at least the outside got a little extra love last year, so we’re fooling our neighbors that we have it all together. 😉
8. Office Murphy Bed
I don’t know if I’m being overly optimistic for space here, but we often host lots of family and friends on weekends and holidays. So we hope to add a murphy bed in the office for extra sleeping space for guests. This DIY murphy bed from Brepurposed is soooo cool.
9. Back Porch Fireplace
This cubby used to hold a mini fridge, but we have dreams to build it into an outdoor electric fireplace to warm up our back porch in the chilly months. If we take on the garage makeover (the garage shelves sit behind that cubby), it’ll be easily accessible so that we can put in an electric fire box. We’ll see. Eek!
10. Master Bathroom Remodel
We might be dreaming too big here, but we really hope to start on our real master bathroom renovation. We’ve done a couple of refreshes on it here and there, but we’re talking a full gut job to take advantage of every square inch possible. That 80s beige countertop is going buh-bye.
11. Makeovers for Others!
We already have big project plans in the works for a deserving family next month, and I’m DYING to show y’all! Our biggest goal of all is to keep doing makeovers for others as much as possible. We had so much fun doing makeovers for this powder room, this living room, and this bedroom so far.
We’re not at the point of opening design services for people just yet (believe me, we really want to), but I know we’ll get there when the time is right.
So that’s the “plan” or really the “dream”. We’re crossing our fingers and toes over here that every single box gets checked by December 2021, and we’re SO hopeful. Because if these projects get tied up this year, we’re looking at a crazy massive home renovation in 2022 (I see you over there, kitchen).
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Do you have any big project plans of your own this year?