– Ben Martens

Home Improvement Project List

I’m at a weird point in our home ownership: my todo list is getting short! When we moved in, it seemed like no matter how hard I worked, I kept finding more and more things that need to be done. Here’s a list of the bigger projects that have been completed since we bought the house last October:

  • Paint 50% of the interior
  • Carpet including sealer on floorboards (contracted)
  • Pressure Regulator Valve (contracted)
  • Remove all garage shelves. Build new shelves and workbench.
  • Replace water heater with tankless water heater (contracted)
  • Replace furnace and add air conditioning (contracted)
  • Shelf liner in every cabinet
  • Theater room: projector shelf, painted room, add dimmer light switch for accent lighting, run speaker and video cables in the walls, mount screen
  • Add laundry room shelves
  • New exterior light timer
  • Vinyl floor for master bathroom
  • Install new motion sensor light in back yard
  • Replace all tank parks and lines in all three toilets
  • Remove root growing under driveway
  • Tie tall pine trees together in back yard so they survive heavy snow
  • Replace motion light on side of house
  • Fix low voltage yard lighting
  • Reinforce fence along west side of house
  • Change angle valves and add arrestors to all water connections
  • Replace all window screens
  • Add underground drain for sump pump and down spout
  • Add soffit vents for attic insulation (contracted)
  • Replace all outlets and switches

There’s lots more but those are the bigger projects. Whew! It makes me tired just thinking about it all. We still have things that we want to do but I feel like we’ve moved off of required list into the wish list. Now it’s more of a decision of whether or not it’s worth the investment.