How can it be the middle of July already? I feel like the summer has just begun… yet it is almost coming to a close. Many of you know my husband, Thomas, is a teacher. This keeps him extremely busy most of the year. However, he is also a military officer. This summer has taken him all kinds of places in the States and overseas and I am so glad he is finally home!
As you can imagine, our project list is lengthy. However, single parenting (temporarily) and the utter chaos of summer hasn’t been kind to getting many projects completed… even updating this blog. We have had a few victories thanks to the brief times my husband was home or we hired help.
Here’s what we have gotten done:
-Replacing old windows. We had a few old windows that were in horrible shape. While it maybe a boring update, it has already helped tremendously with keeping certain areas cooler and cleaner in our home. I have much more confidence in our comfort levels and home energy costs. We hired out for this project–always something I recommend when it deals with the integrity of your home!
-Adding much needed privacy. Our backyard is situated on a slope. Therefore, everyone below can see everything above and vic versa. We want our backyard to be a place we can retreat to. A place that’s quiet, inviting, and conducive to our family. We added some trees for privacy as well as a partial privacy fence. While this project isn’t complete it is so much better than before–especially when one considers how much quieter it has become. Trees and fences work to add not only privacy but act as a sound barrier!
-Moving the office. In preparation for some big changes, we have moved my office to a separate part of the house. I am so excited for what this change will bring to our home.
-Updating the living room. Thomas told me that the living room was his least favorite room, after the kitchen when we first moved in. Now that the kitchen is complete and other needed updates have happened, we have been able to focus more on updating the living space. It’s now inviting at all angles and while cozy, it has so much more character.
What else do we have planned?
Good question. Now where do I begin? I will work from top to bottom. Keep in mind that some of these may happen this summer. Some may happen in the fall. Either way, this is our current project list.
-Update Front Door
-Update Siding and Trim
-Update Shutters and Window Areas
-Update Some Landscaping
Entryway/Living Room Updates:
-Add and Finish Trim
-Add Personalized Decor
-Paint and Update Decor
-Remove Painted Over Wallpaper
-Repair Damaged Walls
-Remove Popcorn Ceiling
Tired yet? I hope this list helps you to know that you’re not alone in your own home renovations. A homeowner’s work is never quite complete. However, every accomplished project is one step closer to making your home, yours. I hope this update inspires you to see the potential in all things and make your home truly yours. For more inspiration be sure to follow me on Instagram and Pinterest.