Our To Do List


Check out our TO DO LIST! It’s entirely too long.

Things We are Working on Right Now:

Complete second floor renovation. View the latest here.

Kitchen Remodel. Check out our progress here.

Things We Need to Do:


  • New chimney cap and tuck-pointing chimney
  • Restore windows (strip paint, sand, reglaze, paint, fix broken sash cords)
  • Replace roof (half done)
  • New gutters
  • Replace siding as needed
  • Strip the spray paint from chimney (dumbass painters)
  • New driveway
  • Add a new garage
  • Clean up the gardens/landscape
  • Catio (a cat patio)
  • Build a Free Little Library

Back porch/deck

  • New footings
  • New decking and trim (cedar or pressure treated?)
  • Build pergola
  • Install new square tapered columns

Front porch

  • Paint
  • Build a hanging bed/bench/hammock
  • New light fixtures
  • New house numbers


  • Gut job–major overhaul.  Take a look here.

Living Room

  • Paint
  • Weatherize fireplace  done!
  • Window treatments

Dining Room

  • Strip wallpaper and install new craftsman style wallpaper
  • Install new push button light switch
  • Rewire light fixture
  • Window treatments

Main Floor Bath

  • Strip wallpaper, prime, and paint walls  done!
  • Install new toilet seat  done!
  • New pedestal sink  done!
  • New plumbing (replace drum trap under tub with a P-trap, new supply lines and drain to the sink)
  • New medicine cabinet  done!
  • New lighting fixtures  done!
  • Remove glass panel doors and replace with a shower curtain  done!
  • Patch tile floor and tile baseboard
  • Install exhaust fan done!
  • replace tub and surround

1st Bedroom Main Floor (Office)

  • Paint
  • Replace the ceiling
  • Overhaul closet: demo, insulate, new drywall, paint, install closet system

2nd Bedroom Main Floor (Guest Bedroom)

  • Paint
  • build new closet (frame, drywall, paint, closet system)


  • Patch and Paint
  • install shelving in linen closet  done!

Dining Room Stairwell:

  • Add wainscoting and paint
  • Open up staircase to second level done!
  • add railing

Front Stairwell

  • Get rid of it and make it into closet space done!

Upstairs Current Living Room/Dining Room/Bedroom

  • Gut walls/ceiling done!
  • New electrical done!
  • Reconfigure doorways to make 3 bedrooms done!
  • Construct a walk-in closets  done!
  • Insulation done!
  • New drywall/paint done!
  • patch flooring done!
  • hang doors and trim
  • Remove old phone jacks  done!

Upper Level Bathroom/Kitchen

  • Gut job done!
  • new plumbing, electrical, insulation, walls done!
  • new laundry set-up done!
  • Install floors, tile, fixtures

Sleeping Porch

  • Gut, insulate, and install new walls
  • Paint
  • Replace old windows
  • Remove exterior staircase


  • Relocate the laundry upstairs done!
  • Create a separate Mancave, storage room, mechanicals room, and workshop
  • Overhaul ¾ bath
    • New vanity, toilet, urinal?
    • New lighting
    • New flooring
  • Insulate walls
  • Drywall
  • Remove dropped ceiling panels done!
  • New boiler/water heater combo unit
  • New electrical panel and small wiring fixes as needed

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