We quickly realized that we couldn't afford much in Rochester, so we changed the dream from a beautiful new home with a nicely manicured yard, to a "fixer-upper". We pulled out 3 different colors of shag carpeting, painted over orange, avacado, and gold walls, stripped wagon wheel wallpaper, and made it our own.
Since that time, we haven't done much to the house. We haven't really learned the art of maintenance, instead functioning on an "emergency-only basis". Well, this summer is apparently the summer that everything "expires" on our house.....
- Floor in the bathroom will need to be replaced....right now we've got a lovely plywood floor around the toilet, and we're on the hunt for a new (to us) vanity and new faucets (ones that don't slowly leak.....quietly, invisibly rotting the floor)
- Once we have a new floor, we'll need to cover the subfloor with something....considering attempting ceramic tile - they make it look so easy on HGTV!
- Air conditioning....life expectancy for a typical air conditioner is 10-15 years.....well, ours is over 30. We magruders are over-acheivers, but it's finally bit the dust.
- Paint - we'll also be painting the house this summer (at least part)....Good thing the former owners painted it mustard yellow so it'd be painfully obvious when the blue/gray paint was peeling off!