Fifty in Five: Our 2023 Home Project List and 5 Year Goal

Happy 2023! We met with our contractor yesterday to timeline out our 2023 home projects. I’m excited to continue to work on our home and share the process and progress with you here this year. We have a Fifty in Five plan to tackle 50 home projects in 5 years. We’ve budgeted out and picked our 2023 projects and today I’m sharing that list plus the total 50 project scope.

Our Connecticut home is a 1940 center hall colonial that really hasn’t had many upgrades over the years, so it has a lot to address—pretty much EVERYTHING, but it has a lot of original charm, is structurally sound, and was a steal in a neighborhood we love.

Last year, we checked a few much needed things off that list including:

New plumbing, new electrical box & new electrical wiring, new furnace & water heater, home exterior painted, living room interior design and install, bedroom interior design and install.

2023 Home Project List

  • New central air installed

  • Wallpaper entry way & hall way

  • Living room interior design

  • Install shiplap around stairwell, entryway, hallway walls, and in living room

  • Dining room interior design

  • Makeover coffee table for sunroom

  • Wallpaper dining room

  • Install crown & wainscoting in dining room

  • Boys’ den interior design

  • Paint & install shelving in boys’ den

Fifty in Five

  1. New electrical box & wiring

  2. New furnace & water heater

  3. Paint exterior of house

  4. Living room interior design & install

  5. Bedroom interior design & install

  6. New plumbing in bathrooms & kitchen

  7. New dishwasher

  8. New window treatments 1st floor

  9. Install wallpaper in entry way & hall way

  10. Custom wainscoting in dining room & wallpaper

  11. Dining room interior design & install

  12. New central air system

  13. Living room interior design & install
  14. Upstairs bathroom remodel

  15. Powder room interior design

  16. Makeover coffee table for sunroom

  17. Boys’ den interior design & install

  18. Portico on front of house

  19. Family room addition

  20. Family room interior design

  21. Gym addition

  22. Master bedroom closet & bathroom addition

  23. Custom closet installation

  24. Bathroom interior design

  25. New windows

  26. New shutters

  27. Window Boxes

  28. Basement remodel & waterproofing

  29. Mud room & new garage

  30. New washer & dryer

  31. Built-in linen storage

  32. Upstairs Hallway Revamp

  33. Sconces installed throughout home

  34. Built-in china cabinet

  35. Professional painted cabinets in kitchen

  36. New kitchen countertops

  37. New kitchen flooring to match hardwoods

  38. Basement bathroom install

  39. Storage room

  40. Patio

  41. Fire-pit

  42. Landscape front yard

  43. Landscape backyard

  44. Ornamental Fencing

  45. Central air trellis wall

  46. Exterior lighting

  47. Furnish patio

  48. Herb garden

  49. New walkway on front of house

  50. Upstairs closet remodels

We definitely have a vision for this home and goal setting is keeping us on track. Just depending on cost increases and timelines with contractors, these days we are at the whims of the professionals, but it’s good to have a blueprint of what we are doing and we are hoping in 5 years this list will be almost finished. Our contractor for most of these projects was booked 2 years out, so we are so thrilled to get the ball rolling! Here’s to saving the old homes and some fun design ahead!

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