I recently made a declaration that I’m not starting any more home projects until our current projects get all wrapped up. There’s so many moving parts at the moment and I’m feeling a bit frazzled with all the loose ends. And so! I came up with a list of all the things left on our project punch list.
Obviously I’m itching to do other projects around the house, but I’m using this list as motivation to be able to start other exciting projects. First and foremost finish what’s on this list and once we get these done then I can work on something else. Starting with the bathroom…
Just last week we made some progress in the bathroom after being at a stand-still. The box trim tile in the shower has been replaced and repaired and the toilet and countertop are officially installed! Here’s what we’re still waiting on.
I’ve been thinking about putting up a temporary shower curtain but there’s no easy way to do that. It would have to be hung from the ceiling, which means we would have some patching and repair work to do once the glass is installed. It might be worth it though if it means we’re able to get some immediate use out of the shower.
The laundry room is another major space with a lot of loose ends. It feels like we’re so so close, yet far away from finishing. Everything in here is at a stand-still until we get the sink cabinet made with the proper sink dimensions. A mistake was made with the original cabinet, and so it has to get remade, which will take another 2-3 weeks. Check out the laundry room mood board to see the hardware we’re using, along with some elevation drawings.
Here’s what’s going on in the other corner of the laundry room:
The kitchen is so so close to the finish line but I’m holding my breath until I see that fridge fully in place, and the current fridge gets rolled out. We just crossed the beverage station off our project punch list now that the mirrored tile backsplash was installed. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Unfortunately the outside project punch list is pretty lengthy. For a while it seemed to be getting longer, but even since last week, there’s been a lot of progress! Here’s the list of things left to do in the backyard (assuming we have no more bumps in the road).
Obviously this is a lot. I think what’s frustrating is that a lot of this feels out of our control, especially in the bathroom and laundry room. We’re relying on contractors to follow through and build things to our specification. When mistakes are made, or product deliveries are delayed, it can feel like a lot of waiting. By the end of this list, it’s all going to be worth it.
I can hardly even imagine what comes next. Once everything is crossed off the list, we’re getting the ball rolling on the arched window in the living room. That’s a huge undertaking though and I think I’m craving something more in my control…
I need a quick project–something with immediate gratification, and Faye’s room might be the perfect project to start. I think it could be a quick in and out. I’m talking small input, big return!
Do you have any tips on how to keep yourself going when you have a long list like this?
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