It’s a new year, and although it’s full of resolutions… it’s also full of renovations!
I’m a big one for self-improvement and personal growth. So the new year is one of my favorite times of the year.
I love to set new goals and celebrate the goals that were achieved from the year before. I believe we can do anything that we set our mind to and I LOVE to challenge myself every year. And of course I’ll continue work on the goals that weren’t achieved from the year before. Somethings are worth striving for even if they take longer then you’d like to accomplish them.
A few of the things I’m set to work on this year are…1. To learn how to play the piano. I’ve always wanted to learn. 2. To make big strides in my business and 3. To get more hands-on with our house projects.
I’ve been so inspired by some of the leading ladies in the DIY industry that I’m determined to jump on this bandwagon and pick up a saw and a nail gun too!
Which is the perfect transition for this post…House projects for the farmhouse Life in 2021! I’ve added an Inspo picture under each project title to give you an idea of the direction we’d like to go.
The kitchen is the one project that we’ve been itching to do. Ever since we moved in we’ve had visions of how this space would serve us better and couldn’t wait to get started.
The reason we waited so long (almost 5 years) to start on our kitchen is because we first wanted to reno the rooms we lived most in. I wanted my family to feel comfortable and at home right away so I started with bedrooms and shared living spaces like living rooms etc.
Then we started growing our farm and needed to work on things like logging and clearing fields, building shelters for our animals, and fences.
Slowly but surely we’re making our way back inside again and have started working on our home yet again.
The good thing about waiting so long before renovating our kitchen is that we’ve gotten a really good feel of the space and have had plenty of time to figure out how the space can better serve us.
It’s interesting how I originally thought I would put in a wine fridge and cabinet and have since come to realize that is just not something we’d use enough. Instead we could use that space to put in a larger food pantry.
Our family room has served us well over the last 5 years but we’ve realized it could use a facelift and maybe have a few added features to help us stay a bit more organized.
One area is that we need more storage. There is one wall that would be perfect for floor to ceiling cabinets. We need storage for things like extra blankets, pillows, and board games. And not to mention all the DVDs and video games that are hopelessly floating around.
We could also use overhead lighting with maybe a fan feature.
Lighting in general is a problem in this space. It is a very darkroom with no cross lighting. We’d like to add French glass doors to the entryway between the family room and the sunroom (which is functioning as the playroom the moment).
We’ve been working on our front entryway and upstairs landing since before Christmas and are excited to wrap this one up. We still need to shiplap, install the lighting, and add the rail. We also have a few decor and furniture finishing touches to add as well including a new stairs runner.
This one is a big one… our green house. We’ve been gathering supplies for years and are thrilled to finally be able to start building. Our family tries to eat mainly plant based and it’s been a goal of ours to grow our veggies all year round.
Right off of our sunroom is a sliding glass door the leads to a clement slab. We’d like to turn this area into a beautiful patio! We’ll add a pergola right off the side of the house, brick pavers, and glass French doors.