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Friday, June 13, 2014

Listy List for our First Home - Updated

Whole House 0%
·        Blueprints of the house for reference
·        Whole house vacuum system or roombas?

Front Yard/ Curb Appeal 7%

           -        Stone Pillars instead of brick
·       Raised yard with rock wall and lower area for pea gravel. daffodils and irises or miniature boxwoods
·        Small roof line over porch
·        Extend porch out 18”or more?
·        Seating area on front porch with nice chairs and real cushions and a mosaic side table
·        Curved stone steps and path to driveway
·        Paint door black with baby blue decal no 203
·        Nice flower box in front with rose and rotating bulbs 
·        Teal planters with miniature boxwood shrubberies x3 
·        Replant front lawn
·        Bark for appearance

·        Side gate with treated wood and arched top
·        Remove maple and replace with tulip tree 
·       Move daffodils to front  
·        Small shed positioned between windows
·        De-plant side and add gravel and stepping stones or concrete for a walkway to back
·        Remove paver stones from side yard
·        Remove all shells, wiring, old watering system from side yard, etc
·        New pretreated fencing for whole yard 
·        Magenta Peony  
·        Caged Bulb industrial light for porch and garage x2 
·        Garden Gnome in front box
·        Repaint house
·        Wooden garage door with arched window
·        Arbor across garage door with blue wisteria growing
·         Rose
·        Dahlias, Glads, Irises, Tulips, Daffodils
·        Remove erroneous cords

Entry 50%

·        Paint to compliment living room and kitchen or accent from door to corner
·        Bench and coat hooks
·        Linoleum instead of tile, or different tile, slate?
·        Board and batten up to eye level
·        “Be Kind” over door on the way out and kids photos over board and batten
·        Different Lighting
·        Remove doorbell or find a way to make it more pleasant 
·        Frame around peep hole (Friends love!)
·        Wooden crates under bench for shoe storage
·        Remove ugly and ineffective “Coat hanger”

Bathroom 40%

·        Paint Blue
·        Add large waves artwork to main wall
·        Remove mirror and replace with entry mirror 
·        Paint vanity hardware with ORB
·        Wire basket with toilet paper
·        Wall inset storage cabinet for plunger and brush
·        Mason Jar Soap Dispenser
·        Hanging mason jar vase next to mirror

Living Room 40%

·        Paint a cool taupe
·        Beams on ceiling
·        Recessed lighting
·        Built in media, storage, and seating under windows
·        3+ person couch
·        Vignette with chairs to be used at Dining table with fun pillows made out of world market napkins. Recover chairs with versatile fabric for dining room and living room
·        Boat Cleats for blind cord tie backs x3 
·    Hang Map Canvas framed in Teak from Hawaii
·        Stand up Piano on closet wall
·        Another versatile chair in corner
·        Different rug
·        Get flat screen TV and hang on wall
·        Bamboo/ burlap shade on small windows
·        Curtains and bamboo/burlap shade on large window
·        Tropical plant
·        Blanket basket
·        Repaint baseboards same as other trim
·        Re-hang Clock higher
·        Children’s’ artwork display painted ORB under clock and above buffet
·        Best placement for photos/ Artwork? Do we want to keep the elephant   artwork here or at all?
·        Move laundry room cabinet down to media built in
·        Steam punk side tables
·        Buffet: home decor store, candles, picture albums, vases, fake flowers, misc decor
·        Transform little closet into downstairs necessary storage, like vacuum, chairs, other cleaning needs, toys (the 'repartment')
·        Faux Old Book Spine Box on shelf
·        Wood Crates for under bench seat
·        Remove quote on wall
·        Two new screens in small windows

Dining Room 50%

·        Paint to match or compliment living room
·       A really big old farmhouse style table that can handle use, i.e. leaving condensation cups on it, hot plates, artwork, etc
·        Comfortable wooden chairs, some with arm rests, criss cross
·        Extend wood flooring up to island
·        Make built in computer station that recesses into the wall with cabinets, filing and roll out keyboard tray, mount computer on the wall , use upper cabinets for office supplies stationary
·        Stools at island
·        Curtains on Slider instead of ugly vertical blinds, Curtain hold backs, rod rings and clips, table cloth curtains something bold
·        Hide Internet cord
·        Quote banner above slider “I’m Third” or “We’re blessed”?
·        Instead of slider, doors that open out to patio
·        Different lighting
·        Map Calendar above computer area

Kitchen 20%

·        Paint to match or compliment living room maybe warmer color?
·        Linoleum to be kinder to our dropped dishes?
·        Continuous Creamy Counter tops, one color to counter the dark tones
·        Stone piece in window sill instead of wood
·        Bamboo/ burlap window shade instead of blinds
·        Stainless steel appliances with black glass top stove
·        Mercury glass pendants over island, industrial light pendant over sink
·        Paint hardware with ORB
·        Built in next to pantry with counter top, shelves with baskets for napkins,   fruits and vegetables and upper cabinets with storage for cook books, large serve ware etc    
·    Open shelving somewhere?
 ·   Remove lazy susan from corner cupboard and replace with half shelf
·        Pull out drawers in large lower cupboards
·        Pull out shelves under sink
·        Attractive compost storage
·        Easy to use recycling system
·        Recessed can lights all over kitchen
·        Frames for the refrigerator to clean up the look
·        Blue accents to counter dark tones
·        Hood Vent? Copper? Move microwave to built in cabinets next to pantry?
·        Tiled Back splash
·        Old metal or wooden stools with backs for island
·        Fix Fan and Light over stove

Garage 20%

·        Cleaned out and organized
·        One side emptied for car storage
·        Wall of easy to access stuff for me with vacuum, car cleaners, etc
·        Gardening area with gloves, etc
·        Better lighting
·        Shelving for wood
·        Work bench and pegboard
·        Freezer moved to left for easy access
·        More Shelving
·        Larger drawers and shelves under work bench
·        Fill holes in the Sheetrock and bright coat of white paint
·        Bin Storage shelf

Side Yard 60%

·        Clean and organized
·        User friendly garbage/recycling area
·        Fire Pit
·        Prettied up fire pit area
·        Removed weird small fence
·        Clean and sanitize smoker
·        Hot tub with privacy surrounding and lights
·        Path from back to cement
·        Blacksmithing area with stable building and roof
·        Rain Barrel or two and hose connected for garden watering
·        Remove wood outlines, flagstone, paver stones

Back Yard 25%

·        Different patio and cover
·        Built in brick oven/ fireplace
·        Built in BBQ grill
·        Seating area with comfy chairs and dining table
·        Pergola
·        Garden
·        Trim cedar trees
·        Help honey suckle, trees to grown
·        Reshape garden beds and make the most of the space
·        Play structure for the kids
·        Irises along back fence
·        New, taller fence in back
·        Path along back of house on both sides
·        New grass in places
·        No weeds in grass
·        Paint patio table with ORB
·        Stone rounded stairs
·        Stone patio?
·        Water feature, pond-less water fall
·        Criss-Cross bulb lights over patio
·        Lemongrass
·        Remove scalloped edgers

Stairwell 40%

·        Paint a bright color that compliments entry
·        Privacy covering for window stained glass, frosted with iron scrolled grate or stained glass insert
·        Different lighting Orb light?
·        What to do with weird ledge?
·        Boat cleat for blind cord

Hallway 25%

·        Paint a neutral color, something light and bright
·        Hang artwork in hall, map by laundry
·        Different lighting
·        Mezzanine to attic

Laundry Room 20%

·        Paint a bright yellow
·        White “Wood” Blinds or patterned Roman shade
·        “Wash” burlap word over window
·        Remove cabinets and put in open shelving, rod for hanging on opposite wall
·        Make ironing board pull out from wall
·        Make pull out drying racks on wall
·        Pocket door for added space
·        Large sink for dirty cleanup
·        Raise washer dryer to put shelf below for laundry basket pull out?
·        Artwork above shelves
·        Hexagon Light fixture or different lighting
·        Shelf on washer and dryer to hold stuff and prevent things falling behind

Master Bedroom 60%

·        Paint a cool taupe
·        Crown molding
·        Carved wood head board to match platform bed wood
·        Neutral bedding, fun shams, nautical pillows, quilted blue blanket
·        Nautical foot bench
·        Faux Pottery Bard wood Platform Bed
·        Craft area on right side, use old kitchen table or build criss-cross desk, built in floor to ceiling white shelves, cute chair
·        Vanity area with red coral mirror, white table, nautical themed accessories, apothecary jars, appliance caddy, fun chair
·        Cool old fashioned lamps, painted with ORB and old, frosted glass lamp shades
·        Tropical Plant
·        Matching Steam punk nightstands for both of us  
·   Remove star and get rid of it
·        Long short, wooden, dresser, classy looking
·        Nautical accessories on dresser, perfume station
·        Mirror above dresser, hair accessories and earring hanging on wall
·        “Love” moved to board for artwork to hang in room somewhere.
·        Shelving with pictures and accessories somewhere in room
·        Different lighting
·        Bamboo. Burlap Shade, drapes, rod ring clips
·        Window ladder for emergencies


Master Bathroom 2%
·        Paint Blue
·        Soaking or claw foot tub, BIG!
·        Tile shower with glass doors, no bench, foothold and soap dispensers, two shower heads, warming tiles
·        Shorter vanity
·        Wire baskets for towels
·        Towel warmer outside the shower
·        Frame around mirror
·        Different lighting 
·    Wire basket for toilet paper
·        Two shower curtains around soaking tub
·        Wall shelving?
·        Frame Tropical Photo and hang
·        New bath mat
·        Paint hardware with ORB
·        Bright green mini fern

Master Closet 10%
·        Paint stark white
·        Artwork or mirror in nook above drawers
·        Upper and lower storage built in shelves plus rods more drawers
·        Fun hardware
·        Pocket door
·        More hardware for drawers

Extra Bedroom 50%
·        Paint lime yellow
·        Move out all craft supplies
·        Set up double bed with bright bedding quilt
·        Remove wall shelves
·        Wooden armoire with tv and drawers for guest storage
·        Add stairs to attic?
·        hangers in closet for guest storage

Hall/ Linen Closet 30%

·        Move games elsewhere
·        Paint inside stark white
·        Add decorative shelf dividers and storage baskets

Kids’ bathroom 0%

·        Paint teal

·        Mount shower curtain up high (new one while we’re at it)

·        Frame out mirror

·        Make wall storage shelves over toilet

·       Different lighting

Peetie’s Room 12%

·        Paint a light Lavender
·        Crown molding
·        Different lighting
·        Mosquito netting
·        Maximize closet, add shelving multiple rods, seating area
·        Window bar for safety and sheer curtains
·        Frame Cinderella photo and hang
·        painted wall treatment on one wall (see pottery barn grey tear out)
·        Sheer Curtain Bed Canopy with lights

Jacob’s Room 30%

·        Paint Grey
·        Maximize closet: shelves, multiple rods
·        My old nightstand and a lamp for reading
·        Different and brighter lighting
·        White Roman window shade
·        Train Table and tracks for play
·        Built in shelving, hat hooks
·        Window bar for safety
·        Star Wars murals on two walls and Clone Wars framed posters flanking window
·        Star Wars Sheets and Comforter

Attic 0%
·        Add 2 gables on front and 2 on back for ventilation and more head room
·        Sheet rock ceiling
·        Flooring and carpet for noise absorption
·        Storage cabinets around the perimeter of the room for plastic bins
·        Stairwell from extra bedroom or current stairwell to save space
·        Mezzanine down to hallway to open up hall space (reroute ventilation system?)
·        Paint a light and bright color to cut down on darkness
·        Add comfy couches and old chairs and a TV system with DVD and VCR, and stereo for entertainment purposes

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