The Project List

This is a list of items on our house project checklist. We will continue to update the list as we move forward.

If you see an item crossed out, that means we’ve completed it! (And probably found five more items to add behind it. Ha!)


  1. Reroof house and add venting
  2. Remove chimney on roof/cap entrance
  3. Replace basement door and frame
  4. Replace garage back door and frame
  5. Replace garage front door and frame
  6. Replace garage windows (0 of 2)
  7. Change French patio door to slider
  8. Remove front door and side lights
  9. Center front door frame and replace door
  10. Install plumbing for front spigot
  11. Install plumbing for backyard spigot
  12. Remove all window shutters
  13. Caulk all windows and frames
  14. Waterproof paint all window frames/trim
  15. Waterproof paint all door frames/trim
  16. Paint exterior doors
  17. Remove dead tree in front of house
  18. Plant tree(s) in front yard
  19. Plant tree(s) in backyard
  20. Landscape front yard
  21. Landscape backyard
  22. Rebuild privacy fence
  23. Design and plant a vegetable garden
  24. Remove fort in backyard
  25. Widen driveway/resurface
  26. Organize garage
  27. Build sunroom to back of house
  28. Build new deck
  29. Design outdoor hosting space
  30. Extend garage or build new pole barn
  31. Install new mailbox
  32. Add exterior outlets
  33. Install holiday/decorative lighting
  34. Add peony decor to front of house
  35. Level front porch
  36. Install swing on front porch
  37. Replace front pillars’ wood and waterproof
  38. Paint exterior bricks
  39. Reside entire house

Basement Interior

  1. Stabilize foundation
  2. Install new I-beams for structural support
  3. Replace rusted sump pump plumbing
  4. Install new sump pump
  5. Rebuild basement exterior stairs
  6. Insulate crawlspaces
  7. Stabilize bay window additions
  8. Stabilize kitchen addition
  9. Remove unnecessary/unused wiring and plumbing
  10. Mortar basement foundational bricks
  11. Insulate basement exterior walls
  12. Install better lighting
  13. Remove fuel oil tank
  14. Install electric outlets
  15. Move chest freezer to basement
  16. Build pantry shelves
  17. Enclose stairwell for storm shelter
  18. Design gym space
  19. Replace basement windows
  20. Remove central vacuum system

Main Floor Interior

  1. Remove old, broken window treatments
  2. Remove broken window panes/grates/screens
  3. Deep clean entire main floor
  4. Spider/bug spray and pest repellent
  5. Clean ducts
  6. Hang window treatments
  7. Replace mud room/garage door and frame
  8. Replace mud room/main bathroom pocket door
  9. Replace all windows on main level (7 of 8)
  10. Add main bathroom shower plumbing
  11. Replace main bathroom light and fan
  12. Redo main bathroom electric
  13. Redo main bathroom plumbing
  14. Remodel main bathroom (includes restructuring)
  15. Purchase washer and dryer (stackable)
  16. Install electric, plumbing, and venting for laundry
  17. Gut mudroom
  18. Remodel mudroom
  19. Add new doorway between mudroom/living room
  20. Add staircase between mud room/exterior (to-be sunroom)
  21. Remodel cleaning closet
  22. Build linen closet
  23. Remove landing from staircase
  24. Rebuild staircase from main to 2nd floor
  25. Gut living room/study
  26. Redo living room/study electric/insulation/hvac/etc.
  27. Rebuild built-ins
  28. Remove window seat
  29. Remodel living room/study
  30. Install (4) I-beams to stabilize 2nd floor
  31. Install (2) headers for I-beam support
  32. Install plumbing for kitchen sink
  33. Gut kitchen/dining room
  34. Redo kitchen/dining electric/insulation/plumbing/hvac/etc.
  35. Remodel kitchen
  36. Purchase new kitchen appliances
  37. Purchase new kitchen cabinets and counters
  38. Remodel dining room

2nd Floor & Loft Interior

  1. Remove old, broken window treatments
  2. Remove broken grates and screens
  3. Remove loft dormer
  4. Repair loft roofing joists
  5. Replace all windows on 2nd floor (0 of 11)
  6. Gut master bathroom
  7. Remodel master bathroom
  8. Redo master bath electric/insulation/plumbing/etc.
  9. Add new 2nd floor bathroom
  10. Add new 2nd floor linen closet
  11. Replace all doors and frames
  12. Install pocket door between master bed/bath
  13. Gut master bedroom
  14. Blowout wall to create walk-in master closet
  15. Redo master bed electric/insulation/hvac/etc.
  16. Remodel master bedroom
  17. Gut guest bedroom
  18. Redo guest bedroom electric/insulation/hvac/etc.
  19. Build new closet for guest bedroom
  20. Remodel guest bedroom
  21. Gut spare bedroom
  22. Redo spare bedroom electric/insulation/hvac/etc.
  23. Remodel spare bedroom
  24. Insulate loft
  25. Remodel loft


  1. Disconnect fuel furnace
  2. Hook up propane
  3. Trench propane line
  4. Replace sump pump
  5. Install new propane furnace
  6. Install new air conditioner
  7. Install new thermostat
  8. Add 100 amp sub-panel to garage
  9. Install electric lines for outdoor lighting
  10. Install electric lines for security cameras
  11. Install smoke detectors throughout house
  12. Add 100 amp sub-panel to second floor