The problem with having such a long list of things that need to be done (or purchased) is that it’s difficult to know where to start. Well, we KNOW where to start: the basement walls. They’re cracked and bowing, and they need to be addressed first. We’re going to be installing wall anchors to pull the walls straight from the outside, and that’ll probably be done first thing after the ground thaws out and dries out this spring. It’ll be a pretty big, expensive project, although hopefully it’ll be taken care of within a few days’ time.
The problem, then, is figuring out what to tackle first after the walls are completed. Here are a few prospects:
- Tearing up every square millimeter of carpeting in the house and installing hardwood flooring ourselves
- Tearing out and rebuilding the basement bathroom
- Tearing out and replacing the stairs leading down to the basement, and walling-off the stairs and putting a door at the bottom of them so that it’s a separate space that isn’t open to the upstairs
- New couch
- The Kitchen of Doom
I’m going to follow this up with a series of posts filled with ideas that I have for these projects.
Where would you start?