The first week of January we shared our list of projects to do before we sell our house.
Here’s how our master list is looking now:
Fill holes Touch up caulk Touch up paint Replace switchplates
- Fix insulation in attic
- Fix drywall behind door
- Touch up paint on front door
Honestly, most of this just came down to time. We had a firm deadline on getting the house listed, so we had to prioritize items and this was just to small to worry about.
- Sand and paint scratches in window trim
Remove support over this room
Touch up paint
- Install wood panel behind washer
- Finish wainscoting in corner
Fix and re-seal exterior French doors
- Fix drywall on ceiling
Fix loose wire in attic over these rooms Touch up crown molding in Charlie’s room Fix popped nails in Charlie’s room
Finish painting and hang French doors
- Build closet?
Building a closet would have been a major project in this room, so ultimately we decided against it, again due to time.
Paint and re-seal exterior door
- Clean fireplace
- Paint interior of fireplace
Sand and repair pocket door frame Repaint pocket door
- Install doorstop
Paint shoe molding next to shower Touch up bubbly areas of paint
- Touch up around recessed light
Touch up window casing
Finish drywall Install trim and paint Install tile Install shower, tub, toilet Install vanities, mirrors, and lights Repair shelving in closet (paint and caulk)
- Fix and finish drywall
Clean and organize Repair garage door Order and install trim kit for garage doors Replace water heater Repair box under water tanks
Replace siding around master bedroom door Remove damaged window screens Finish painting exterior Repair driveway (pour gravel) Finish well cover
- Repair brick around culvert
Round-up, weed, mulch, and replant beds Pressure wash the barn Rake stalls Fix vinyl fence Pressure wash house Plant new flowers and mulch beds
We had some fairly major items that we raced to get finished in the last week before listing, including finishing up the master bath and closet, finishing the exterior painting, replacing the old leaking water heater, and more. I’m pretty proud of what we accomplished, although it was definitely a long week with a lot of late nights trying to get everything done! We’ll share these projects in more detail as well as some of the befores and afters soon.