The Chateau - It's where we live!

We are currently renovating our first home. Exciting stuff, no?

    Ultimate house projects list
    This is the projects (both big and small) list that the ambitious Whitmans aim to accomplish with their first home. Check back for updates on our progress.

    Begin date: December, 2008
    Updated: October, 2011

    Dining room
    • Tear up carpet - DONE
    • Refinish hard woods or install slate tiling
    • Buy table and chairs - DONE
    • Move all bookshelf items downstairs
    • Window treatments- DONE
    • Other furnishings - buffet, rug, etc.
    • Refinish storage trunk 
    • Clean/organize storage closet - DONE 
    • Make art work - DONE 
    • Knock out wall by stairs to make second entry-way 
    • Create photo wall 
    Living room
    • Replace all window treatments - DONE
    • Paint walls - DONE
    • Re-tile fireplace with slate
    • Furnishings - couch, tv cabinet, and rug - DONE
    • Make artwork - DONE (photo prints, painted antlers, pottery)
    Bathroom
    • Clean and reseal tile grout - DONE
    • New caulking for bath tub - DONE
    • Scrape wall texture and paint - DONE
    • New lighting and vanity - DONE
    • New blinds - DONE
    Basement
    • Complete demo, all walls, wood paneling, etc. - DONE
    • Framing - DONE
    • Insulation - DONE
    • Add flooring - DONE
    • Electrical - In progress
    • Drywall
    • Paint
    • New furnace - DONE
    • New water heater - DONE
    • Replace some plumbing/pipes - DONE
    • New washer and dryer
    • Paint floor in the laundry room
    • Add storage room
    • Furnishings - couch, rug, fireplace - DONE
    • Make art work
    • Paint stairs and add runner
    Master bedroom
    • Build and install floor-to-ceiling closets - DONE
    • Bedding - DONE
    • New window treatments - DONE
    • Lighting - DONE
    • Additional furnishings - rug, nightstands, etc. - DONE
    • Crown molding for top of closets
    • Hem curtains  - DONE
    Kitchen
    • Tear down wall paper - DONE
    • Paint - DONE
    • Buy new appliances - DONE
    • Tile backsplash with slate
    • New sink
    • Granite or butcher block countertops
    • Replace window treatments - DONE
    • Add additional storage - DONE
      Spare bedroom/office
      • Bedding - DONE
      • Paint
      • Make art work
      • Additional furnishings - bed, desk, rug - DONE
      • Cleaning supplies closet - DONE
      Attic/studio
      • Tear down wallpaper - DONE
      • Paint ceilings - DONE
      • Paint accent walls - DONE
      • Tear up carpet (or at least clean it)
      • Put down laminate or hard wood flooring - maybe
      • Tear down half wall and put up a wooden railing
      • New lighting
      • Furnishings - rug, mini couch, desks - DONE
      • Add insulation
      • Make slipcover for mini couch - maybe
      Yard
      • Plant vegetable and/or herb garden - DONE
      • Build dog kennel - DONE
      • Build gate for porch - DONE
      • Buy grill and patio furniture - DONE
      • Garage repair (need some structural support so I don't end up a squashed wifey while getting out of my car one day)
      • Landscaping - lay down some grass seed, tear up unsightly front yard bushes, plant new shrubs and plants
      • Build 6' wooden privacy fence - DONE
      • Build new deck or repair existing deck
      • Add pergola
      • Brick patio

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