The Farmhouse Bucket List

The last five at the Stronghold has taught us a lot about home remodeling and now that we’re headed to the Farmhouse we get the opportunity to apply what we’ve learned on a grand scale. From the bathrooms to the kitchen, the garage loft to the backyard fence, here’s a list of what we want (and hope) to get done at the new digs. Before we start I’ll link our inspiration. Then, as things get done they’ll get linked to our blog and crossed out. So let’s see how this goes, shall we?

  • Another total kitchen transformation – most likely a copy cat of the one I had at the Stronghold (if only because I loved that one so much and hated to leave it behind!) but this time with an island. Because the floor space is bigger. And because I want one.
  • Fence in the yard
  • Restore exterior for historic accuracy. Vinyl is gross. Just sayin’
  • Change kitchenette to laundry center with study nook
  • Three normal sized bedrooms up there. Sure – old homes have small bedrooms, but one of them might as well be a hallway it’s so small.
  • Make living space downstairs one big great room
  • Turn currently tiny master into office off of great room, or make it part of the great room, or the bathroom for all I care. But we need some way of using that fabulous bank of windows!
  • The loft deserves more then subfloor and squirrel tenants – make this awesome!
  • While we’re at it, lets add a bathroom to garage loft
  • Maybe even add a walk out porch to the loft
  • Widen the street end of the driveway to accommodate two car widths.
  • Add walk out porch to the master bedroom
  • Move the mailbox!
  • Firepit?
  • Let’s build a shed
  • Remodel lower bathroom and extend by blowing away the closet
  • Replace the front door
  • Replace the side door
  • Replace ALL the windows
  • Refinish the front stairs
  • Better insulate the basement walls
  • Do something about the attic – that shiz is grossing me out
  • What is going on with the upstairs bathroom?
  • The front and side porches are super nice… but can they connect?
  • How about updating the rotting supports?
  • Maybe adding a fan to the gazebo?
  • And while we’re at it, Jacuzzi?