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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Ten on Tuesday

This will be my first Ten on Tuesday; although I've seen it around quite a bit, I hadn't been tempted to use it, but today I have nothing else to write about, and I couldn't resist the topic: Ten Things You'd Fix in Your Home (if you had the time and money). We will actually be doing #1 this summer.

  1. Get the house painted already. (We let this go too long last year and almost made it to the top of the painter's queue, but not quite.)

  2. One word: curtains.

  3. Sand and revarnish the hardwood floors, which have suffered mightily from incontinent cats and children.

  4. Respackle and repaint the inside walls where the foot plates of Taz's wheelchair gouged them. (There's a gouge all around the first floor, including some of the furniture, about six inches high.)

  5. Replace the scarred laminate kitchen countertop, with granite, of course. Actually, never mind that, we have the money, right?: build an addition, turn part of the current kitchen into a mud room, and put in a new kitchen with a decent-size pantry, the abovementioned granite countertops, and a propane stove.

  6. Use some of that extra space for a laundry room.

  7. And the rest for a family room/den.

  8. On the second floor of the addition, enlarge Miss B's room.

  9. And add a study for Grant.

  10. Replace the horrible Laura Ashley wallpaper in the master bedroom with a more muted pattern in a warm color.
It's not easy to stop at ten, is it? I could go on listing stuff forever, like repapering the bathrooms, landscaping the front yard, not to mention the back yard, getting the rugs professionally cleaned, and... so what would you do?

6 Comments:

  • Get rid of our foul and nasty backyard pool. Oh wait, thanks to (1) buying a house and (2) going back to school, we will be getting a whopper tax return that will enable that to happen, and maybe even leave some money leftover. For curtains and house painting. PS -- how much does it cost to paint a house anyways?

    By Blogger Danielle, at 4:49 PM  

  • Oh a lot of all that, but what I haven't seen around in these lists that I'd want: MUDROOM. Oh, and greenhouse window!

    By Blogger knitnzu, at 9:53 PM  

  • I think number one might be - buy the house.

    By Anonymous emma, at 9:33 AM  

  • Oh, this will make a long list. I'll get back to you. (Jack the house up and put in a finished basement with a built-in sump-pump, . . .)

    By Blogger Roxie, at 9:38 AM  

  • Ha. I'm already deep in the throes of "what would you do". First we did the furnace and heating system, then the windows, then the yard... next up will (eventually) be the bathrooms, which are in pretty sad shape.

    By Anonymous Beth S., at 12:35 PM  

  • With all the stuff we need to do, I'd be better off moving ;-)

    By Blogger Carol, at 7:32 PM  

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