To Do

Living Room

  • Refinish or replace lamp
  • More art
  • More user-friendly HTPC setup
  • Add a ceiling fan

Dining Room


  • Build pantry and additional counter space
  • Replace dishwasher and stove
  • Replace flooring
  • Refinish cabinets
  • Refinish or replace counters


  • Add shoe storage

Hall Bathroom

Craft Room

  • Replace flooring

Guest Room/Office


Master Bathroom

  • Replace tub with standing shower/storage
  • Replace vanity and sink with smaller version
  • Replace light fixture
  • Replace flooring


  • Fix drywall imperfections
  • Replace sliding glass door
  • Improve theater/lighting controls
  • Update Ceiling Fan

Basement Bathroom

Laundry Room/Storage/Exercise Room

  • Reorganize storage shelves


  • Install garage door opener
  • Convert photo booth to shelving
  • Organize tools and supplies
  • Move gardening supplies to the shed


  • Organize the shed
  • Refinish the deck
  • Build stairs off of the deck
  • Build a patio under the deck
  • Retry garden in a better location

All Rooms

  • Paint doors
  • Refinish door hardware
  • Remove any trace of brass
  • Mimi

    How are you planning on adding shoe storage to the foyer? 

    • Monica

      We’ve thought about building some storage into the wall, similar to the built-in bookcases (behind the front door). The other option is to park my car in the garage, and use the door into the laundry room as our main entrance. There is a lot more space in the laundry room for shoe storage.