We’ve shared a few things about our new house already, but today I want to share some of the things I want to fix up at some point. We all have that list of things that we live with right now, but would some day like to change about our house.
As you can see, we actually have a yard and trees now, which is perfect for the boys to run around and play. We even had Owen’s birthday party here this past weekend (more on that another day).
Let’s start with the outside. Most of the windows are over twenty years old and could definitely use an updating. The roof also needs redone. While the siding on the house right now is fine, it would also be on the wish list. I think Tom said something before about wanting thinner siding or something like that, like the slats would be skinnier (I hope that made sense).
When you take the sidewalk around to the back of the house, the sidewalk is at a really weird angle and makes me nervous with the boys running (or anyone walking when it’s slick). I guess it probably would need to be torn up and the ground leveled out a bit before putting the sidewalk back down.
The basement entrance could really use some love. If given the opportunity, I’d love to really spruce it up and get that concrete fixed and make it a nice hang out spot. Who doesn’t love a great covered porch?
As for the inside of the house, everything is obviously livable right now, but there are some things that make my home improvement wish list.
The kitchen needs the most attention. The cabinets are a bit outdated and some of them have been stripped of the laminate on the inside (don’t ask me how, it’s weird). And the countertops are a mauve or pink color. It’s not as bad now that the walls are not the same color (we painted them white), but I’d much rather have a neutral color on my countertops.
Now, I feel like most homes have central air these days, but our new home does not. That’s okay for now. We have this beauty built into the side of the dining room. It’s really one of the strangest things I’ve ever encountered. I guess when we add central air or even replace this, we will need to fill in the whole in the house with a custom built window.
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