One of the reasons we love living at our Tanglewood House is we get to make it our own and that means projects! I love love love home projects! Big small and in between. Here’s a look at what we are planning for our home in 2021.
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If you missed YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT WE ACCOMPLISHED IN 2020 you might want to check out all the projects we tackled this year.
When it comes to 2021 our to-do list is extensive, expansive, and not very realistic. I often have a short memory problem when it comes to remembering how long most projects take.
I may be a bit short-sighted when it comes to the time projects take but I’m a savant when it comes to guessing how much a project will cost.
So I always have a running tab in my head for each project.
This coming year I have two must-do projects, well maybe three on my list this year. Bobby has added another project to his list for 2021.
The first thing I want to do is to get retractable roman shades that are remotely controlled for all of our windows.
And we have lots of windows at this house!
Our sunroom has windows on three sides of the room which gives us such pretty views our our country golf course.
We have really nice custom blinds in the house and when I moved in I was thrilled with them.
However, I would love to look out our windows without having to hoist the blinds up every day. They are heavy!!! And I’m not a fan of looking through the slats.
I’m thinking about Roman shades but that’s only a guess. I’ll really have to get busy and find some that work with our style and color palette.
There are so many great sales on Roman shades right now I want to take advantage of them.
I feel the next bigger project for 2021 is the “elephant” in the room. Our stairs!
They really are beautiful. A full double set of stairs is impressive. And our loft/ living room upstairs is a great size but all those balusters (spindles) are driving me crazy!!!
They are so visually annoying I really can’t enjoy the pretty loft!
This area is a lovely part of living in an open concept home. HOWEVER…
There are just too many spindles!!!!!
I don’t have it all figured out just yet, but I’m thinking about a very soft gray, plain, wrought iron spindle (no embellishment) with a limed wood newel post and cap.
I am wild about the little french table sitting next to our sofa. The color and gentle liming are fetching.
So I’m thinking about that same wood with the same treatment for the newel post, newel cap, handrails.
And I’ll be looking for a fabulous low pile runner up the stairs. When our little ones come the stairs are very noisy!
Once the stairs are done I am going to get busy decorating the loft/upstairs living area. I have so many plans for our loft.
Because we can see the loft from our great room I think the furnishings need to be simple but ample as a second living area for overnight guests or for our grandkids when they get a bit older.
I’m trying not to drag my feet too much on this project. We lived with lots of workmen in our home at the end of 2019 when we moved in and a good deal of 2020. It’s nice not to have a house with other people in and out of it. At least for a little bit.
The next project on our list is the sunroom ceiling. I would like to plank our ceiling with whitewashed boards. And get a new fan.
This was a project I wanted done last year, but we just could not fit it in.
This room is a smaller space with such nice architectural features. And I think a planked ceiling in here would draw the eye up and out the windows.
Our next project is small and we can easily do it ourselves in a weekend or two. It’s our main floor powder room. This room like the rest of our home has high ceilings. The pedestal sink is really pretty but I would like a new faucet.
I’m keeping a silver/nickel look for all the hardware in this bathroom to work with the door handles.
Also I would love new lighting and a new mirror!
I love this mirror!
It’s tall and narrow and would look rather dramatic in the powder room.
This chandelier caught my eye too.
And I have almost decided on wallpaper for this bathroom.
These are the four wallpapers I’ve narrowed my search down to…
I’ve ordered one roll of each right before Christmas to see what we like best.
The next plan for our home is in a very early stage. However, we would like to start this next project in the fall of 2021.
Bobby and I have been talking about adding a kitchenette/eating area/ bathroom and another living space that is big enough to hold our pool table, sectionals, chairs etc. in the basement.
We also would like to add a fourth bedroom that would be a bunkhouse for our grandchildren to grow into.
Because our basement is the full footprint of our home and has French doors out to a covered patio it would be the perfect area for entertaining lots of family and friends.
Bobby would like all this to be in our basement.
My plan is a little different than Bobby’s.
I would like to turn the storage over the garage, which we do not use for any storage, into another bedroom (bunkhouse) and bathroom. Then all the bedrooms would be upstairs and open to the upstairs loft. Then the basement could be a man cave (bar, kitchenette, and game room) with a bathroom.
I somewhat feel that creating more living space defeats the move from StoneGable a bit. Our Tanglewood House has lots of room but as our family grows I can see it could be a bit tight when we are all together with extended family.
I’m sure this project will take us into 2022.
There is still lots of decorating to do here at Tanglewood. You really need to live in a house for a solid year to get a real feel of how to decorate it. I think I’ll be doing some decorating in every room in our home.
One thing I know for certain this year, just like every other year, is that our homes change and there is always something to do. And there is no such thing as being done! Ever!
I hope you will come along with me as I share how we are creating a second forever home at the Tanglewood House.
I would love to hear what you might be doing in 2021 at your home!
Now please visit my friends and see what they are sharing…