But there was a day not too long ago where we discussed the possibility. And then we panicked, thinking about all the things we would have to fix before we could put the house on the market. And believe me, when you are on the couch nursing and watching HGTV (daytime summer television = WTF) all day long, you think a lot about projects that need to be done. So, here are all the things we hate about our house. Enjoy!
The house numbers and mailbox need to be replaced or redone. I'm just too lazy to figure out what to do. We need to re-cement the flagstone porch and walkway. Again.
We still have several windows that need to be painted, and a couple (like this one) that don't open because some brilliant soul painted them shut a million times. Based on the awful color, it was BOOZY SUZY. Funny side note, I always imagined this color looked like baby poop, and now I can CONFIRM that it does.
We have not replaced all the quarter round in the upstairs hallway or stair landings, since we redid the floors in....2010. The trim is sitting in the hallways patiently waiting and annoying us every time we walk by it. And it would probably only take us an afternoon to install it. Yay us.
The upstairs bathroom needs to be completely ripped out and redone, but we are not going to do that while we live here. It would be fine with some basic fixes. One is the vanity, it is dingy and needs to be repainted.
We also need a new countertop, this lovely laminate one used to extend over the toilet and was dirty white. You couldn't even get into the toilet tank...what the heck??
I sprayed it with black rustoleum four years ago and it lasted for a few years, now it looks like garbage again. A new black counter with undermount sink would be great, and I already have a new Kohler faucet for it.
The tub is gross. I did take a magic eraser to it a few days before I had Ashford, and it cleaned up ok...like the 'half and half' shot? I still think Ash will be unimpressed when we plop his adorable little butt into this tub someday.
This side door is on the south side of the house, on the driveway. We took care of the missing walkway when we did the new driveway last fall....
But obviously the door is all askew in the opening and needs to be replaced with a solid entry door with deadbolt and a screen door that works. Oh, and add 'replace porch light' to the list...we bought a new light 4 years ago and it sits in the basement by the cat boxes. A classic case of 'out of sight out of mind' since we don't use this door.
The basement stairs. You can obviously see what the problem is here. Ok then.
This is our basement. I do believe Shaun will kill me for showing this, but I don't care. There is two layers of drywall on the ceiling, paneling, some sort of weird foam board on the walls, and awful adhesive all over the floor from removing the outdoor carpet down here. There is 7 foot ceilings, a fireplace behind the treadmill, and built in cabinets, so it has potential to be a nice space. Until then, it's cluttered and smelly.
The house is starting to peel. We need to paint the spots that are bad as well as the dining room porch. Oh, and the garage doors and deck railings above the garage.
We have to address our window wells, this one is an over-achiever and has sprouted some pretty ivy. I love how I didn't even notice it was growing over that window. Fail.
And of course there are little things, like painting some doors and trim, cleaning grout and re-caulking in the bathrooms, etc. So, there's all the problems that still need to be 'Russet Street Renoed'....does anyone want to fund our renovations?? Just shoot me an email if you do. Thanks.