All the successful blogs I’ve read have great lists, so in the case of ‘imitation is the sincerest form of flattery’ here goes:

Master Bedroom

  • Remove wallpaper & prep for paint
  • Buy and paint crown molding
  • Install crown molding
  • Paint walls
  • Buy and paint closet doors
  • New medicine cabinet
  • New bath light fixture
  • Redo bath counter top (desert sand)
  • New towel holders
  • Paint Ceiling
  • Install wardrobes
  • Install closet organizer
  • Caulk
  • New curtains
  • Artwork for above the bed
  • Full length mirror- wardrobes?
  • Light fixture
  • Paint doors, door hardware

2nd Bedroom

  • Remove wallpaper & prep for paint
  • Paint trim
  • Paint walls
  • Buy and paint crown molding
  • Install crown molding
  • Repaint walls?
  • Buy and paint closet doors – or curtains? Like this.
  • Window treatments
  • Light fixture
  • Paint door, door hardware

Office/small bedroom

  • Re-do dresser for office storage
  • Hardware for dresser
  • Remove wallpaper & prep for paint
  • Paint ceiling and walls
  • Paint trim
  • Light fixture
  • Window treatments
  • Closet doors
  • Office furniture/decorating
  • Paint door, door hardware

Main bathroom

  • New hardware
  • Hang floating shelf over toilet
  • New mirror
  • New cabinet hardware
  • Paint trim, walls & cabinets
  • New light fixture
  • New towel holder
  • Redo counter top
  • Paint door, door hardware

Upstairs hallway

  • Frame thermostat, like this.
  • Remove wallpaper & prep for paint
  • Paint ceiling and walls
  • Paint trim
  • Light fixture
  • Paint closet door, door hardware
  • Board & batten/bead board?

Kitchen/dining – Major Renovation
(This list is for the company we hire)

  • Remove walls
  • Vault ceiling
  • Remove beams (or paint?), scrap popcorn ceiling
  • All new cabinets, island
  • Lighting
  • New appliances
  • New flooring
  • Upstairs Living
  • Remove wallpaper
  • Paint trim
  • Paint walls
  • Light fixture
  • Artwork/ladder shelves?

Entry/stairs

  • Remove wallpaper
  • Paint trim
  • Paint ceiling
  • Re-do stairs
  • New flooring
  • Paint walls –creeps into living room
  • New front door
  • Paint garage door
  • Paint closet doors (current or new ones)
  • Door hardware (closet, front & garage doors)
  • Light fixture

Garage

  • Install old kitchen cabinets (after major kitchen demo)
  • Paint floor, seal it with those colorful paint chip things?

Outside

  • Rip down old deck
  • Move hostas
  • Install new deck
  • Remove 6 large pine trees in back
  • Remove stump and roots in front
  • Remove planted area
  • Cut down bush in front of the house
  • Remove stump/roots from bushes
  • Install deck fascia
  • Remove bushes/plants/rocks from back
  • Install sod in back
  • Plant grass seed in front
  • Remove rocks around house
  • Re-do front “patio”

Downstairs Living/Bar

  • Remove wallpaper & prep for paint
  • Paint trim
  • Caulk
  • Electrical work (hired)
  • Remove carpet & linoleum
  • Skim coat & paint walls (hired)
  • Install in-floor heat & tile (hired)
  • Buy kegerator & wine fridge
  • Redo cable wiring
  • Re-install trim around tile
  • Install cabinets & appliances
  • Install under-cabinet lights
  • New curtains
  • Frame thermostat, like this
  • Gallery wall (beer signs or sports memorabilia)
  • Carpet
  • Paint doors, door hardware
  • Fireplace/mantle

“Hot Tub Room”

  • Clean/organize
  • Remove wallpaper
  • Paint trim
  • Caulk
  • Remove flooring
  • Prep & paint walls
  • New curtains
  • Carpet
  • Paint doors, door hardware
  • Light fixture

Downstairs Bathroom

  • Remove wallpaper
  • Paint trim
  • Caulk
  • Prep & paint walls & cabinet
  • Hang new mirror, towel rods
  • Install new toilet
  • New curtains
  • Paint doors, door hardware

Downstairs Bedroom

  • Clean/organize
  • New trim?
  • Trim out windows
  • Wood wall- paint?
  • Caulk
  • Remove flooring
  • Prep & paint walls
  • New curtains
  • Carpet
  • Paint doors, door hardware

Laundry Room

  • Get rid of freezer
  • Install shelving or something…

Storage Room

  • Clean, organize
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