Monday, April 18, 2011

Dreaming of Renos

I am waiting on pins and needles for a quote to come back from a contractor. We are planning a bunch of renovations and depending on the quote, we will see how many get done this year. The list to the contractor included:
  • a HUGE back deck! 16'x22'!!!
  • Taking out our back window and replacing it with a garden door
  • taking out our side door and deck
  • staining the outside of our house a dark red with white trim
  • fixing all of our gutters
  • installing a wood stove in our living area upstairs
I am so excited about all of these plans and have my fingers crossed that all of them can be done this year. Then there is our huge to-do list for the summer:
  • build planter boxes around each level of our back yard so the kids won't fall six feet down
  • install two slides to connect the levels in our backyard
  • get sod on the front yard (back yard will probably have to wait until next year)
  • have gravel hauled for the driveway that is currently a mud pit
  • install the playground equipment we bought and moved from the old daycare in Faro
  • haul more dirt for the backyard
  • haul more sand for the playground
  • bring home a heap of wood for the back yard fire pit (and the wood stove if we can get that put in this year!)
  • add on to the retaining walls and backfill
  • build stairs into the second level in the back yard
Oh my. I am sure there are a dozen more things to add to the to-do list, but it is scaring me to think about it any longer!

It is going to be one heck of a busy summer. Any one want to come and help? :)


Sarah said...

Omg; SLIDES TO CONNECT THE TWO LEVELS? That is awesome!!!!! You're the best mom ever!!!

Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan said...

I know, eh!!! I am so excited about them. My in-laws are pitching money in for them too. You can buy just slides from Home Hardware. It is going to be so awesome. But I figure since the playgrounds in Faro aren't the greatest, we might as well go all out in our backyard. I cannot wait to see how it all turns out.

Aida said...

i love me a few renos too!! but i want an addition. cant wait to see pics of yours.

Fawn said...

You will have a child's dream home, that's for sure! What childhood memories your boys (and their friends!) will have!

Melissa said...

Let me know when it's done! Isabella and I will be over to play :)

Morena said...

I second Sarah's comment since that's exactly what I was going to write!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! That is a huge list!! With the 2 boys I don't know where you two get your energy!! Go guys Go! Tamara