When it gets to this time of year, I spend an awful lot of time thinking about next years goals. We of course, got married this year and a lot of our time, energy and money went towards the day and the honeymoon, so all other plans kind of went out the window. Next year we want to focus on our home a little more. We have contemplated moving house, whilst we love our home, it is a touch on the small side. But the cost of moving, stamp duty and solicitor fee's have put us off for now. So we are looking to do some home improvements. There are so many benefits to deciding to improve your home, especially at this time of year where you can get so many good deals.
One of our big plans is to build a shed, hopefully to offer a little bit of storage space and a place for Jamie to potter and work on his bike. Our garden is relatively small, but we are determined to make it work. We would also like to hardscape some areas in the garden, due to our darling doggy lady, ruining the grass... .
Next on the list is to change the flooring in our living room and hallway. When we bought our house we thought cream carpets where clearly the way to go. One dog and one baby later we were sadly (obviously) proved wrong. There are stains all over and no matter how I try and rearrange furniture or scrub the carpets, it just makes the room feel horrid. What I really would like is wooden vinyl, we currently have that in the kitchen and I love it. Not only that, but painting the living room and hallway is high on the agenda too as it hasn't been done since we moved in - I can't stand magnolia anymore! There are also a couple of divine furniture pieces that I have my eye on in Next, but that may have to wait.
Lastly is to get out bathroom completed, we made a tiny dent purchasing a nice new bath panel. However, we still need to paint and I would love to change our radiator to a towel warmer. I have found some beautiful towel rails at My Bathrooms.
Do you have any DIY plans for the new year? I would love to hear all about them.
Mummy B xoxox