Our Game Plan for the New House

Game plan

Now that we’re officially moved into our new house, it’s time to tackle projects that will make this house feel like home. It will come as no surprise to hear my brain is full of ideas for this home. Which, a side note, makes falling asleep quite difficult right now.

For the first time ever, we have all the time in the world to make this house a home! We’ve never lived in any of our apartments for more than a year and a half. I’m so used to moving out before I’ve had the chance to “finish” space.

The truth is, there isn’t much that seriously needs to change. For the most part, a bit (or a lot) of paint will do the trick beautifully! There are so many elements of this house that I’ve completely fallen in love with. I’m so grateful to the previous owners for keeping the whole house in such good condition. The sentimentalist in me feels like it was waiting for us to add a bit of polish to make it shine again.

The Kitchen

For starters, I’ve NEVER lived in a house with such a large kitchen. We have more than enough counter space and most of the cupboards are half empty. Luxury compared to our last few apartments!

The first major project we want to tackle is painting the kitchen cabinets. They’re in good shape but the natural wood tone is quite orange and I think a bit of paint will go a long way. And by a bit of paint, I actually mean a whole heap of paint because we’ve already bought the supplies and this is going to take a lot of work. I don’t think we understand just how time-consuming it’s going to be, but we’ve chosen it as our first project so we get the tough job done first and done right. Wish us luck!

We would also like to add a backsplash to the kitchen as we currently don’t have one. I think a simple subway tile would be an easy addition as this will be our first time tiling! I know most people think subway tile has been done to death, but I do love the classic look and it fits in our budget. Plus, there is so much going on with the kitchen cabinets that I’d like to introduce some clean lines.

Game plan

Our Bedroom

I think the bedroom is usually the most neglected room in a home. Most people start the decorating process with their living rooms and kitchens first. The idea is that the master bedroom won’t be seen by guests or anyone else. But there’s nothing worse than retiring to a dingy bedroom at the end of a day of projects, and I want to make sure the bedroom gets proper attention before we worry about the rest of the house.

I can attest to this myself because we have NEVER put proper thought into decorating our bedroom and it makes me feel a bit unsettled. We typically just throw in basic furniture, leave the walls blank and added a spare throw cushion to the bed. I think designing our bedroom with purpose will turn it into a really relaxing space.

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