Don't mishear me... I LOVE our rental. I love our neighborhood, our 100 year old house, and our landlord... but the fact still remains that it.is.a.rental. And the changes we are able/allowed to make are limited. If I had a dollar for every time I've said, "You know what I would do if we owned this house??" I'd have like $34 dollars or something.
So... today's Top 1o list is titled, "top-ten-things-I-would-do-if-we-owned-our-house... and-had-an-extremely-large-home-renovation-budget."
1) Paint our kitchen cabinets.
We have oak cabinets. They are nice... and new. But they would look so.much.better in a creamy white or distressed black... don't you think?
2) Refinish our hardwood floors.
I love our floors. It was probably one of biggest selling points for us... original hardwood flooring... sigh... yes, please. They are just a tad beat up... could use a little love and care... and a LOT of sanding.
3) Move the washer and dryer hook-ups next to one another.
The washer is in one corner of our laundry room/closet area and the dryer is in the other corner... I want them to be friends... close to one another... side by side.
4) Paint the walls.
Well, actually... I would prefer if someone else would paint the walls for me.
5) Build a back deck/porch.
We currently have about a 2 foot drop from our back door to the ground... it will sneak up on you if you're not careful. I'd love to have a deck to step out on... maybe with a cute table and chairs?
6) Install shelving in the master closet/laundry room.
Lance has already made me some awesome closet space in this laundry room area that is off of our master bedroom... now I just need a few shelves for purses and folded clothes.
7) Add a second bathroom upstairs.
We have one bathroom... one very small bathroom. It works for me and Lance... but when we have guests I sure do miss that second bathroom.
8) Replace the weird accordion closet door thingies.
There are 2 of these in our house. They.are.hideous. I have already tried hiding them behind curtain panels... but a real door would be oh-so-nice. And how cool would a sliding barn door be for the one in our master bedroom??
9) Make the fireplace useable.
We have a mock fireplace. It literally mocks us in the winter. What I wouldn't give to have a nice toasty roaring fire in there.
10) Install new siding on the outside of the house... that's not mint green.
Mint green people... do I really need to say more??
So, there you have it... the top-ten-things-I-would-do-if-we-owned-our-house... and-had-an-extremely-large-home-renovation-budget.
Linking this up to Many Little Blessings.