We bought our house in September 2012. Since that time, we have slowly been making changes to make it our own and update it from its 80s glory (duck wallpaper anyone?).
These changes have happened slowly, as life with kids, full-time jobs and other responsibilities means limited time for house projects. We also are very intentional about our finances, not going into debt and only doing what we can afford.
Our latest changes have been finishing up Elias’s Star Wars room and working on a combo boy/girl room for Adeline and Ezra. I will be sharing both completed rooms soon – they look so amazing.
With each completed room, I am so satisfied. Our house really feels so much more us and homey already. That said, I have a dream of three big remodel projects I would like to accomplish in the next two years:
- Remove the wallpaper in our large living room & add additional lighting to the ceiling, especially over the fireplace.
- Add built in cabinets and a buffet in the dining room to replace the cabinet I have there now
- Get all new cabinets, counters and a farmhouse sink in the kitchen. Our current cabinets are water damaged from the previous owner. (If this project could also come with a fairy to do my dishes that would rock!)
I have recently set aside a separate savings account just for these three projects and am securing recommendations from friends for contractors to get estimates. People often talk about saving for a rainy day, which is a funny expression to me. It sounds so negative, when really you save for the big things that will make your days sunny, you know?
Enjoying a totally new look and light in our living room = sunny day.
Entertaining and using the buffet in our dining room = sunny day.
Cooking in my brand new kitchen = sunny day.
So we are saving and thinking about using the money for creating sunny days in our home. I can’t wait for all the memories yet to come!
Do you have any dream projects you are saving for in your home?
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