So, we bought a house.
I know what you're thinking, "I didn't know you were looking!"
Yes, neither did I.
Long story short, we came across a beautiful investment property and thought, "Well, why not?"
So here we are, with a 1930's bungalow and nearly seven acres of deep, dark woods, which, might I add, are populated by herds of deer.
The place is in need of major loving. Most of the house falls somewhere in the range of "not so nice" and "extremely hideous." Take, for example, the front door, which I have oh-so-lovingly nicknamed the Alice in Wonderland door because it leads down the rabbit hole of all sorts of curiosities.
But sometimes – before everything is replaced with the shiny and the new – sometimes you just have to pause and appreciate how beautiful even a decaying, decrepit door can be when a flowering vine winds its way across the facade.
As terrifying and overwhelming as buying a house can be, I am over-the-roof excited about this particular challenge. I am pinning away ideas like a madwoman, sketching house plans like a pro and already driving my poor, unsuspecting husband insane with my gazillion and one ideas for the space.
But before I get too carried away, it's probably a good idea to establish a plan. You already know my affinity for making checklists, so I figured I'd start with that. My hope is that a home renovation checklist will help me plan the complete scope of the remodel and, fingers crossed, eliminate the possibility of blowing our budget out of proportion. The idea is not to add unnecessary items to the remodeling plan, but rather to consciously rule them out up front, so that I am less likely to spontaneously add them later on in the process.
I realize not all of you are in the process of purchasing or renovating a home and thus will likely find the information below useless. If that is the case, I hope you'll take a minute to share in my joy and excitement, bookmark this page for future reference, and be on your merry way to more exciting adventures. Otherwise, I would love your input, your personal tales of home renovations and anything else you feel like sharing with me today.
So, let's get started!
Home Renovation Checklist
Well, wish us luck!
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So I found this post from your post today in Millenial Bloggers and WOW! I’m so intrigued by all of this. Going to read all of these posts from the beginning :)
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I can’t wait to see it. I’m sure it will be beautiful! xx
Congrats, girl! So exciting!! xo Lacey
How lovely! Can’t wait to see how you renovate!
Hi Siffat, thanks so much for your encouragement! I’m thrilled and intimidated and excited and overwhelmed – basically, I’m a mess! :))
Hope you’ll follow along our renovation journey! XO
7 acres? That’s pretty awesome. I recently bought a house too, so 100% congrats!
Well, in that case: CONGRATULATIONS! It’s such a big and exciting milestone! Are you feeling all sorts of feels right about now, because I sure am! It’s very intimidating yet very exciting, and I can’t wait to get started with this challenge!
Would love to see glimpses of your home! Thanks so much for stopping by, love! XO
Congratulations on your first home! Can’t wait to see how you fix it up!
Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com
Thank you so much, Amanda! I can’t wait either! :)
Congratulations on such a huge milestone! I’m not in the same boat quite yet but I’ll keep these in mind! Popping over from September Issue!
Hi Hillary, it most definitely is a huge milestone! I’m feeling all sorts of feels right about now! (Insert monkey-covering-its-face emoji).
Love the September Issue community! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by! XO
Congratulations!! Thanks for sharing!!
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave your thoughts! XO
Congratulations on the purchase! It sounds lovely and challenging and rewarding. Excited to follow this journey of yours!
Thank you so much, Tamara! We are super excited and super nervous! If you have any helpful advice, I’d greatly appreciate it! XO