The title of this post has a double meaning. Today I'm going to show you our first floor floor plan and share with you our plans for the first floor!
So far we've shown you snippets of the house plans like the kitchen which shows how the kitchen was set up when we bought the house. We've also shown you a ton of projects around the house, both big and small, like our mason jar chandelier, moving the half bath and creating a pantry in its spot. Despite what we have shown you, we have yet to show you the layout of our house so today you finally get to see the first floor floor plan.
To oriente you a little, The front door to our house is right in front of the stairs. The driveway runs along the wall of the front hall, half bath and pantry. The road is parallel to wall of the sun room and living room and the "backyard" (which from the street looks like a side yard) is along the wall of the sun room, office and master. The garage is detached and sits off the top right corner of the master.
We've spent a lot of time in certain areas of the first floor and have basically done nothing in other areas (and haven't even shared pictures of the room!).
The green rooms are the rooms that you've see a lot of and we have been focusing most of our attention. The yellow rooms you have seen a little bit and we've spent a little bit of time working in and the red rooms you haven't really seen at all because we've done nothing with them.
Nate and I have a general plan for the projects we want to do on the first floor and what order we need to do them in, but for our sanity, here is an organized list of things that we've done and plan to do. Be warned; this is going to be a long list.
Get shoe storage Photo Wall
- Make flow to kitchen and dining room better
- Mail organization
- Replace Chandelier
- Paint photo wall frames
Demo old shower and make it into an entrance to the pantry Move/replace old plumbing Update electrical Level and fix floor Put in new floor Get counter/storage unit Install shelving Paint Create cleaning tool storage nook
- personalize Ikea unit
- Replace light?
- Window Treatment?
Close off door to pantry Update electrical Restore original molding Paint
- Mount Chalkboard
- Get umbrella stand and coat hooks
Replace refrigerator Replace dishwasher
- Replace stove
Replace faucet Install disposal Remove island
- Build unit around fridge to make it look built in
- Replace floor
- Take down wall between kitchen and dining room
- Close up door between kitchen and office
- Replace backsplash
- Replace countertops
- Replace cabinet doors
- Get door and drawer hardware
- Replace lighting
- (Replace water heater)
Living Room/Dinning Room
Replace Dinning Room Chandelier Paint dining room set Replace chair fabric Paint glassware storage unit Get a buffet Replace Electrical Add a mantel to the fire place Mount the TV to the wall Replace curtains Make ottoman
- Replace rug
- Slowly replace living room set
- Figure out what to do with the walls (paint?)
- Hide TV wires
- Paint trim?
- Fix shutters
- Get better lighting
- Get a gas stove insert for fireplace
- Create a doorway into office area
Build a reading/game nook Build a valance for long window
- Create office area?
- Try to raise ceiling fans
- Possibly make into master closet and bath?
- Drop ceiling?
- Get rid of french doors?
- Replace floor
- Redesign layout
- Get a king size bed
OK. That is our very extensive list. It's always nice to have a lot of things crossed off the list, but we have a long way to go. We are not focusing our attention on the office and master bed/bath for now since that will be a major overhaul we'll have to tackle all at once. Until we do that, we will continue to slowly cross off things from the rest of the list!
PS you can click on the crossed off items to see them!