house tour

in 2019 victor and i bought our first home. built in the 50s she is a beautiful mid century ranch in the east bay. here is a full tour of her and a list of the projects I would like to do in each room.

love,

aunt maggie

front yard & porch

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front yard & porch to do list | early On

  • add plants to the porch | done!

  • hang mezuzah | done!

  • replace door bell with add smart home door bell

  • replace non working motion sensor light with smart home motion sensor light

  • Remove shrubs and rocks

  • add a lemon tree

  • refresh plants under guest room window

  • replace post & light

  • Chunk out porch columns

  • replace porch light

  • Replace old hose hanger

  • replace mailbox

  • replace house numbers

  • Scrub down walkway

  • fix broken gate

  • replace drive way light

front yard & porch to do list | long term

  • move to more drought tolerant and modern landscaping

  • modernize garage door

  • repaint driveway

 

foyer

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foyer to do list | early On

  • replace light switch and outlet covers | done!

  • replace front door

  • remove non functional security system

  • add smart home security system

  • replace light fixture

  • ground outlets

foyer to do list | long term

  • replace flooring

 

front room

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front room to do list | early On

  • figure out what light switch controls | done!

  • replace light switch and outlet covers | done!

  • get chimney serviced | done!

  • remove doors to view room

  • modernize fireplace

  • figure out how to handle wood paneling on wall

  • ground outlets

front room to do list | long term

  • replace flooring

  • add overhead lighting

  • upgrade to energy efficient windows

 

view room

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view room to do list | early On

  • replace light switch and outlet covers | Done!

  • address broken fan light | done!

  • address wobbly fan | done!

  • get chimney serviced | done!

  • paint wood paneled walls

  • remove mirrored wall

  • ground outlets

  • get lock for sliding door

view room to do list | long term

  • replace flooring

  • upgrade to energy efficient windows

 

kitchen

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kitchen to do list | early On

  • replace light switch and outlet covers | Done!

  • paint wood paneled walls

  • paint cabinets and replace hardware

  • remove excessive wood trim on cabinets

  • replace light fixtures

  • ground outlets

  • get indoor grill working

kitchen to do list | long term

  • remove laundry room to make dining room?

  • new cabinets in larger formation

  • new counters

  • add an eat-in counter

  • replace flooring

  • switch to gas range

 

laundry room

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laundry room to do list | early On

  • buy washer and dryer | Done!

  • fix broken cabinet

  • figure out vacuum storage solution

  • add counter above washer and dryer

 

hallway

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hallway to do list | early On

  • replace light switch and outlet covers | Done!

  • replace cabinet hardware

  • remove antique finish on cabinets

  • modernize upper portion of cabinet

  • replace light fixture

  • paint doors to office, guest room, hallway bath, furnace, and coat closet

hallway to do list | long term

  • replace carpet with wood flooring

 

hall bathroom

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hallway bathroom to do list | early On

  • Replace hardware on cabinets and linen closet

  • repaint inside of linen closet

  • get glass for medicine cabinet shelves

  • get replacement piece for cup holder

 

guest room

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guest room to do list | early On

  • add door stop | done!

  • Replace hardware on closet doors

  • replace fan and light fixture

  • paint closet doors

  • add smart home window coverings

  • ground outlets

  • replace intercom with alexa

  • replace light switch

guest room to do list | long term

  • replace carpet with wood flooring

  • upgrade to energy efficient windows

 

guest bathroom

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guest bathroom to do list | early On

  • replace vent cover | done!

  • Replace cabinet hardware

  • fix shower door

  • improve upon towel hanging situation

 

office

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office

i know this room is staged as a bedroom, but we’re using it as an office.

office to do list | early On

  • add door stop | done!

  • repair closet door | done!

  • Replace hardware on closet doors

  • replace light fixture with fan

  • paint closet doors

  • ground outlets

  • replace intercom with alexa

  • add smart home window coverings

  • replace light switch

office to do list | long term

  • replace carpet with wood flooring

  • upgrade to energy efficient windows

 

master bathroom

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master bathroom to do list | early On

  • replace light switch and outlet covers | Done!

  • replace shower head | done!

  • replace pocket door hardware

  • Replace curtain rod & toilet paper holder hardware

  • fix broken fan

  • replace light fixtures

  • fix wonky cabinets

 

master hallway and closets

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master hallway and closet to do list | early On

  • replace light switch and outlet covers | Done!

  • clean antique finish off of cabinets

  • replace light fixtures

  • ground outlets

  • add smart home window coverings

master hallway and closet to do list | long term

  • remove or update vanity

  • replace carpet with wood flooring

  • upgrade to energy efficient windows

 

master bedroom

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master bedroom to do list | early On

  • replace light switch and outlet covers | Done!

  • get chimney serviced | done!

  • replace chandelier | done!

  • fix screen door | done!

  • ground outlets | done!

  • remove shutters | done!

  • replace light switches | done!

  • Remove rails

  • clean antique finish off of cabinets

  • paint walls

  • paint cabinets

  • add smart window treatments

master bedroom to do list | long term

  • add large window on back wall

  • replace carpet with wood flooring

  • upgrade to energy efficient windows

  • Add overhead recessed lighting

 

deck

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deck to do list | early On

  • fix lights | done!

  • straighten out columns | done!

  • replace intercom with alexa

deck to do list | long term

  • rebuild in stages

  • remove random grill pit

  • add raised bed

 

back yard

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back yard to do list | early On

  • remove various plants growing along side fences along fence

  • remove ivy under deck and find suitable replacement for preventing erosion

  • trim up or remove tree

  • add steps to get to back yard from side

  • power wash retaining wall

  • replace fencing, both along back and in shared fence with neighbors

  • add railing on retaining wall and second staircase

  • get composting situation

  • remove random stones

 

bonus room

coming soon!