It’s always been a dream of mine to create the perfect family household in the best location possible for my budget. After a good ten years of searching, I believe I have found it in Pittsburg.
I use the term perfect loosely as we all have our own ideas of perfection, and in my case it was wanting to settle into a beautiful home and renovate it to fit my visions.
The local area is fantastic, with plenty of bars and restaurants within 10 minutes driving distance as well as plenty of scenic routes to stretch your legs hiking, All that lays the foundation for the house, which is in a quiet suburban area and surrounded by wildlife and forests.
This blog will act as a running journal on what I am doing to improve each and every room in the house, be it lighting, wallpapers, bathroom fixtures, or something completely different like the furniture purchased.
I have been compiling plenty of ideas from various home improvement websites on the net, and am looking to bring a few of those ideas to life in the coming years. It will be a long journey, but I am looking forward to it, and feel very fortunate to be able to do this.
The living area
When I walk into the living area, my first thoughts are the lack of color and light in the room. Understandable considering there isn’t a carpet fitted yet, and the wallpaper needs changing.
So one of my first tasks will be to find ways to spruce up this room and make it an area suitable for sitting in front of the TV, or just hanging out with friends and family on the couch.
A lick of paint wouldn’t go amiss either. Something cream that will brighten up the area when the sun hits it through the windows.
The other thing I always envisioned was a great fireplace area that brings tremendous warmth and homeliness. I don’t mind if this comes in the form of a good wood stove, or something simpler like a fireplace insert. Undecided on this at this current point in time.
This is one of the only areas I was quit pleased with upon purchase of the property. The only thing it lacks really is a walk in shower and a good toilet. Other than that, there is a spacious bath tub, a modern sink, and dual flush toilet. There will be slight changes in here, but for the most part, i’m happy. You can learn more about toilets using these resources:
I see plenty of opportunities when I look at the kitchen. The counter top needs replacing, as do the cupboards and sink. I’m not a big fan of the taps so I am looking for some new kitchen faucets with a modern design.
Hopefully by changing some of these things I can create a bit more space for cooking etc. Which is something that it lacks presently.
The lighting can certainly be improved upon too, and I have always been a fan of under cabinet lighting, and spotlights. Undecided on the sort of colors as of yet, but possibly a very light blue, with cream tiles on the sink area.
A nice new stove is being delivered shortly, so that will be one of the first things I install. It’s stainless steel, so want to ensure the rest of the room matches that decor wise.
The master bedroom
We have moved our old bed to this house, so no changes needed on that front. But the bedroom walls and flooring certainly need changes. We are thinking a wooden floor, varnished, along with a simple wall paper that isn’t over the top.
There are plenty of other shortcomings in the house, such as the heating and quality of water filtration. Getting this list of building projects complete will be difficult, but I am taking inspiration from some of the best home renovation websites on the web to help keep me motivated, and turn my dreams into reality.