2013 review and 2014 planning

After great holidays in Brazil with the whole family, we are back home. I am still getting used to the temperature again, but at least it has been milder since we arrived. The weeks we were away were extremely cold, so I guess we are lucky,

I have started working on the house again, so I am kind of late in updating the blog. So lets start 2014 checking what got done in 2013 and ours plans for this year:

Basement 1:

Clean walls and floor.

– Seal concrete floor

– Install heating (?)

 We keep the last to items for 2014..

Basement 2:

HUGE cleaning of wall and floor

– Seal concrete floor

Get storage furniture and organize storage area. For 2014 we have to finish organizing tools and supplies, but a lot has already been done.

Set a new work table, fix present work table and organize work area. For 2014, we have to finish to organize the working area.

Basement 3:

Clean floorWe still have to go through the pipes and machines, but at least everything was vacuumed.

– Seal concrete floor (?)

– Organize hard storage (?). Some organizing was done, but we need to buy some shelves to really have it done.

We also reorganize the whole basement to become an “entertainment area”. Kids are enjoying!

Garden:

Follow up garden restoration with municipality

– Install chicken wires on the wall and guide vine growth

– General maintenance

– Set sitting area in our  side yard. It will be done in 2014.

– General maintenance

– New planting. A lot has been done this year. I still have to work in establishing some new beds, though.

Outdoor:

– Paint front deck. We painted all the old parts, but the new wood had to wait, so we will finish painting next spring.

– Build winter back entrance (?) – moving to 2014 planning

Rebuild the front deck

Install dog fences

Entrance hall:

– Scrapping old wallpaper

– Painting the walls

Nothing done.. We keep the plans for 2014.

Sitting room:

No plans for 2013, no plans for 2014

Dinning room:

– Scrap vinyl floor

– Uninstall old curtain rods

– Finish wood floors (?)

– Painting the walls

Nothing done.. We keep the plans for 2014.. Plus:

Pantry:

– Build storage system (shelves?) – finished!

– Change lamp

– Install curtains

– Plan what to do in the space between pantry and kitchen

– Finish wood floors (?)

For 2014 we finishing what we didn’t finish in 2013. Plus:

– Build shelves on the left side and pegboard panel

Kitchen:

– Install shelf for microwave – presently under discussion

– Find solution for scratched stainless steel fridge door

– Scrap vinyl floors (?)

– Finish wood floors (?)

– Install organization boards on the side of fridge

– Find solution for wood stuff at side of fridge

– Finish metal cabinet (internal bottom shelf, drawer rail and knobs)

For 2014 we finishing what we didn’t finish in 2013.

Laundry:

– Install utility sink

– Install barn door

– Install new lamp

– Sew dogs cushions. They keep eating everything we put to them, so instead of cushions they have rags…

– Finish trimming, paint internal wall and closing external wall (after finishing electricity)

For 2014 we finishing what we didn’t finish in 2013. Plus:

– Installing curtains on base cabinets

– Change hardware

Inverting outside door

– Installing a dog door

First floor half bathroom:

– Painting walls

– Installing mirror, towels and toilet paper hangers

For 2014 we finishing what we didn’t finish in 2013. Plus:

– Restoring window

First floor bathroom:

– Find a solution for yellow stains on the walls – still not solved..

– We need now to fix the ceiling

Office:

– Getting some sort of temporary storage

– Moving the dogs out

– Paint walls and trimmings and floor

– New bookshelf walls

– New layout

Almost all done! This year I just want to finish framing and hanging my world map.

Guest room:

No plans for 2013, no plans for 2014

Atelier:

No plans for 2013, no plans for 2014

Upstairs hall:

– scrap wallpaper

– paint walls and install new wallpaper

For 2014 we finishing what we didn’t finish in 2013.

Twins’ room:

Install hooks for towels

– Paint (?)

For 2014 we finishing what we didn’t finish in 2013.

Cedric’s room:

No plans for 2013, for 2014:

– Build desk and shelf unit

– New layout

Kyana’s room:

– Finish curtains

– Get a vanity desk

– Get a nightstand, or some thing that works like one

For 2014 we finishing what we didn’t finish in 2013.

Master room:

No plans for 2013, no plans for 2014.

Second floor bathroom:

No plans for 2013, no plans for 2014.

Aaaaaaahhhhhh. Things move so slowly! Lets see it this year we can put a little more time for the house renovation and really clean up this to do list…

Carla

 

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