So I told you all about our new home plans on Monday. So we have been working on some little home updates lately. I’m just mad we didn’t do these things a long time ago so that we could’ve enjoyed them. First up, we had the front door repainted and had a new front light installed.
I’m a bad blogger and didn’t get a good “before” photo. Oops. So below is a photo from my diy Valentine’s Day wreath and you can see the color of the old door and how the paint was chipping and the door was cracked. I love how classic it looks now with the red door. We also had the lock fixed up too since the door is a million years old and hard to open. We thought about replacing it originally but it’s a solid wood door and it goes with the style of the house. Having the lock fixed and the door painted was a cheaper option that turned out great.
Next up, we also had our dining room chandelier changed out. It’s a little more traditional than my taste but I thought it went better with the room/house so we chose it for resale, rather than the more modern one that I originally wanted. We got the light fixture at Home Depot. Below you can see it and ooooold photo of our dining room from when we first moved in and had barely any furniture.
So there are some of our updates! I’ll share more with you guys soon. We had our handywoman do these projects for us and it’s so nice to have her to be able to do small things for us around our house. She can do some larger projects too, but we haven’t gotten to that point yet. I am thinking that our next house will need some decent renovations, so we will be calling her up. But if we need bigger renovations, we’ll probably go with a contractor, which is cool but a little intimidating since I’ve heard some horror stories. Recently I heard of SmartReno.com which is a third party that gets involved in a mediation-style role in case disputes come up, so it’s good to know that’s an option. Working with contractors can be overwhelming so it’s nice to know you have mediation options if things unfortunately go south.
So anyone else doing some little home renovations/updates? Or plans to do some little fix-ups around your house?