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Ten On Tuesday

Today’s Ten on Tuesday is Ten Things You’d Fix in Your Home (if you had the time and money). Oh boy. I can make a list with a lot more than ten things, I think, as I live in a very old house. But, for the sake of brevity, I’ll keep it to ten.

1. Replace the vinyl siding. It’s blue. I like blue well enough but a blue house? Yuck.
2. Replace the front door. It’s old and drafty. Really drafty.
3. While we’re outside let’s get some professional landscapers in here to spruce things up.
4. And let’s put a fence around the whole yard so the dog can roam freely.
5. A new floor in the front hallway. I think the tiles that are there are the stick ’em down yourself variety. At least they’re red, there’s something to be said for that.
6. While we’re in the front hallway, I’d feel safer with a new stairway.
7. I’d like a new kitchen counter and sink. Granite, please, and the sink should be an undercounter.
8. A new light fixture in the dining would be nice.
9. I’d like a new bathroom floor, please. Tile instead of linoleum. Actually, now that I’m thinking about it, let’s get new flooring in the dining room, living room, bedroom and office while we’re at it.
10. Oh hell, maybe we should just move.

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  1. That’s a good list – especially #10. I tell you what, there is nothing like visitors to make you look around at your house and start making lists. I’ve had many suggestions for my husband lately but he’s been wise enough not to take me seriously. Once the paint comes out it’s a slippery slope.

  2. Love your 10. When you’re done with all of that at your house, you’re welcome to come over and start on mine. I have pretty much the same list. 😉

    Old houses are so wonderful, but they sure are a lot of work.

  3. Of course, you’d have to do at least half of those to move, and by then it would be like having a new house, so… 🙂

    I can come up with way more than 10, and I live in a 637 square foot space!

  4. Sometimes it’s not time and money we need, but motivation. Nothing like a move to motivate us into sprucing up the house we’re selling. Kind of ironic, don’t you think?

  5. See, the thing is, you’d have to do most of that stuff to get the house ready to sell, so you may as well do it and enjoy it! That’s what I keep telling my husband, anyway.

  6. Ha! I think I only have three things: move housemates out, move girlfriend in, and buy the place from my landlord. It’s a GREAT house, but I can’t afford to rent it alone, much less buy it.

  7. Aww. I like blue colonials. I grew up in one. 🙂

    It’s no different when you live in a newer house. All those things wear out or start looking un-new much sooner than you think they should.

  8. Having just moved a year ago….there’s a lot to be said for staying put! But…I agree, if I had the money and the time, Wow! I’d do a lot more than 10 things. I like your list (blue house? I’m not surprised you’d like a change).

  9. As we are going through a bit of the home improvements ourselves right now…you do one thing and it always seems to lead to another. 🙂

  10. LOL. My list would be:
    1) A new, very large lot (like 3 acres)
    2) A new house on top of it, built to my specifications
    3) A tall fence
    4) A garage, so the DH will stop whining about one.

  11. 1. finish putting up the blue siding (heh)
    2. finish landscaping the yard
    3. finish the bathroom
    4. finish the trim work on the windows
    5. redo the kitchen
    6. then finish it
    7. build a garage
    8. then finish it
    9. redo the basement
    10 then finish it

    we’ve got a lot of finishing to do

  12. We *did* just move, into a NEW house, and the only thing I would change, other than getting the rest of the furniture moved in, is I wish the walls weren’t textured. It’s this rustic plaster, a beautiful color and a pretty texture, but the plaster is so thick that it chips easily so I’m having a cussed time hanging artwork. Luckily, I know how to patch it when/if the time comes. I adore living in a house with a shower that is high enough that I can stand straight up!

    Our old house? The only things that don’t need replacing, really truly, are the foundation and the roof. The windows leak, the stove doesn’t work at all, the dishwasher sounds like Ghengis and his Horde, the tile floors were laid unevenly, the toilets are shot, there’s more dry rot than sound wood… Ack. We’re rehabbing it with FIL and it will eventually be a bijou again.

  13. Great list…

    I could easily come up with more than 10 things as well, I guess that’s what you get when you have an older home….

  14. i could agree on almost all of those 🙂 we’ve lived in our house about a year and the little moeny we’ve had has gone to needed improvements, like a hot water tank, water filtration (iron filings anyone?) and so on. unfortunately replacing all the brown, burnt orange, goldenrod and olive green 70s decor isn’t on the “have to” list *sigh* someday……….

    at least the outside looks good 🙂

  15. I don’t even dare compile a list. Then again, I could probably just steal yours since 7 out of 10 of your items are the same as mine. As well as the last one. Moving does seem simpler some days. 😉

  16. I need a house to fix, first. I suppose that’s what I would fix–buying a house instead of renting, if only we didn’t have to move every few years!

  17. You posted on Moth Heaven that you have a pair of those sheep Chucks too. Where did you get them! I soooo need a pair. And what size shoe do you wear if I can ask. I looked on the Converse website and they only came in kids sizes there…poo.

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