A little over a month ago, on March 9th, we shared our list of projects to do before we sell our house. Well, showings start on Thursday and go through the weekend so time is about up! We didn’t get to everything on the list but we did a LOT in the last month. Most of the things left we fill good about doing before we move, you know, even after the house sells.
Here’s how our master list is looking now:
• Fill holes
• Touch up paint
Add vent registers (I don’t know whyyyyyyyy this is taking so long)
Install whole home water filter (something we ordered already)
• Limewash walls
Paint laundry cabinets
We didn’t lime wash the walls due to the product being backordered, but we did make the laundry room look SO MUCH BETTER with minimal effort. See the before and afters here if you missed it!
Entry/Home Office/Bonus room?
Add covers to floor outlets
Check balusters and secure any that may be loose
Swap out front door handleset
Hang and paint new doors
• Add Flooring to the new closet
Make sure new Lighting/Electrical is wired
Add trim and baseboards
Prime and paint
The only thing not done is adding carpet to the new closet in the “bonus space” but we’re so thrilled this space is done. You can read all about it right here! We decided to stage it as is for the showings and leave a note of other possibilities it can be used as!
Bada bing. Bada boom. Dining room is a check!!!
• Replace faucets & potfiller (we spray-painted these and while we aren’t doing a new kitchen anymore, this feels like something we should update for the sale price of our home).
• Patch tile under arch cabinet where a base cabinet used to be
Tighten any loose cabinet doors
• Replace window– the only window in the house that isn’t new, so we’re going to replace it to match.
We’ve done the least in here! The new window isn’t scheduled to arrive until the beginning of May, so we touched up paint and made it look as great as possible for showings!
Add pocket door hardware to bathroom doors
• Add vacuum port cover back on central vac system
Sweet, sweet pocket door hardware has officially made our bathroom complete!
Neutralize this space a little bit. We made all of the girls’ rooms for them so they are naturally more girly, but Greta’s room is perhaps the least so–the wallpaper even has some insects! So, I’m going to stage this room a little more gender neutral.
Remove stick-on tile (we tried, here’s the update if you missed it!)
• Deep clean grout
Silicone base of tub
Basement Bathroom: maybe a room you’ve never seen? It’s fine, but there are a few things I want to do to bring it up to par with the rest of our home.
Swap out faucet, sink, light, mirror and towel bar
Add trim to windows
• Install seals above doors
• Install new handleset on exterior door
The garage still needs organized a bit. But I honestly think that’s….it! Before showings! We’ve been working around the clock to make sure rooms are tidy and clean and clutter free and will be sure to shoot a video tour this week, too! I’m grateful we’re not moving for another 2 months because at least we can enjoy our home completely finished for a little while. Wish us luck on the showings!
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