(Closed) Home improvements: what do you want to do?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

New flooring. We just purchased our house about 6 months ago and with two dogs the carpet is pretty distroyed. It wasn’t nice carpet to begin with though. We will be doing hardwoods next! ๐Ÿ˜€

ETA: I have corian countertops. LOVE THEM!

Post # 4
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

hardwoods in the living room, 

new carpets in the bedrooms

Update master bathroom (it’s stuck in the 80’s)

Replace wood siding 

Update fireplace to stacked stone

Post # 5
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@Miss Seersucker:  We just got new flooring (carpet and hardwood) and it makes a HUGE difference!  Our hairy beast of a dog sheds so much and is also a slob so the hardwood is so nice!

I’ve been nagging Fiance for years to fix up our backyard. But again, the darn dog just tears it up anyway!

Post # 6
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

i want/ need a new roof! ๐Ÿ™‚ and then id like to finish landscaping the front and back yard! and we have 5 windows left to replace! and i want to redo the laundry room and bathroom… i have alot to do haha!

Post # 7
1221 posts
Bumble bee

floors for sure! and bedroom.. need to get the closet organized.


we have carpet.. it isn’t that old but with two bad dogs.. UGH doesnt last!


and my closet is not organized and me & my Darling Husband have a shoe fetish so we have like 4 shoe racks LOL only two fit in the closet and since i cant get Darling Husband to put his shoes on the rack in the closet we have one in the living room… not nicelooking at all!

also we plan on painting the inside of the house soon…

Post # 8
336 posts
Helper bee

What wouldn’t I like to do?! Even though it’s just our starter home I still want to replace everything…reface kitchen cabinets, replace appliances with stainless steel ones, new flooring throughout the house (both new carpeting and installing hardwood floors). Completely re-do the bathrooms, and change light fixtures/fans. 

The sad thing is…the house isn’t too old and not in bad shape! I just have big ideas ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
759 posts
Busy bee

If I had the money, I would jump at the chance to:

-Extend the hardwood floors  from the kitchen and DR into the LR, foyer, and Master bedroom.

-Replace the laminate countertops in the all the bathrooms and put in granite or marble

-Put in tile flooring in the bathrooms and get rid of the plastic 2-pc shower thing and just tile the whole thing and add a glass door

-Replace my white fridge and dishwasher with black ones.

-Paint!!  I still have the builder’s colors in all the rooms on the first floor except the kitchen and the DR

ETA:  Finish off the basement!  It would make a cool workout/pool room!

Post # 10
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

We need to finish up stuff like the built-ins around our fireplace and buy some furniture for the house.  The biggest project I CAN’T WAIT to tackle, though, is our empty slate of a backyard.  I can’t wait to throw down cement, have seating areas, planting areas, BBQ/bar area, our fireplace, etc. 

Post # 12
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have quite a list!  We just put in hardwoods so that is finally done!

  • Take down wall paper in master bathrooms (we each have our own) and paint
  • Replace kitchen countertops from laminate to granite or corian (also replace sink during this process, possibly convert the stove to gas if possible)
  • Remove carpet in sunroom and paint the concrete or install cheap flooring
  • Power wash house and fence (fence also needs to be sealed)
  • Remove a few dead/almost dead trees
  • Level out back yard and plant sod
  • Plant flowers in mailbox planter for the spring
  • Paint all trim and replace doors in the house white (currently its the 80’s wood)

I think thats about it for now!!!!  If we stay much longer than 5 years then we will have to start another list with things like roof, a/c, etc. 

Post # 13
3942 posts
Honey bee

We have a list too! We have only lived here about 7 months and we have already painted a few rooms, changed light fixtures, replaced shutters, and did a lot of landscaping. We still need to :

  • Paint basement, upstairs bedrooms, and kitchen
  • New kitchen cabinets, counters, and sink
  • Refinish the mudroom/laundry room
  • Re-stain the deck
  • Replace the back door
  • Replace all the windows
  • Replace the roof (that won’t be happening for a while!)
  • Possibly pull up the carpet in living room and re-finish the hardwoods

I know theres probably some smaller things that i am forgetting. We actually love doing home improvement things, I just wish we had more money ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
1807 posts
Buzzing bee

@Blueshoes2: My counters are the first to go as well!

In addition to that, I’d love to put a fireplace in…but that’s going to be a huge PITA!

Post # 15
3762 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Bostongrl25: You just made me remember there are a few more light fixtures and fans that we need to replace!  We are waiting to find some good ones on sale. 

Post # 16
3575 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well we recently learned that there is no insulation between our walls in our house. It’s just cinder block and dry wall. This explains why I’m always freezing cold.  The quote is in and they are going to be shooting foam insulation very soon from our basement up to the attic and I cannot wait!

Painter is coming next Wednesday for estimate on 5 rooms.

Hardwood floors in living room and kitchen/dining area.

Concrete floor to be poured in basement which is finished (except for floor).  Would give much more space!

Turn office into 2nd guest room once basement is finished.  Turn corner in basement into office.


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