A First Glimpse at Our House

We have been in our house for almost two months now. For the most part we’ve been unpacking and trying to organize inside. There is still a lot to do, but currently our main focus is the curb appeal. Here in Minnesota you only have so many warm days and often they don’t last long. Below is a basic list of home projects that we are currently looking to do. We’ve also posted photographs of our home so you can get an idea of what it looks like before a lot of design changes start happening.

Oh and those fans you see in the front windows? Those would be because our air conditioner decided it doesn’t want to work anymore. The past 100 degree temperature days have been lovely.

Front Yard:

  • Trim Trees
  • Pave Driveway
  • De-weed the lawn
  • Plant bushes along front and add mulch
  • New garage door
  • New mailbox
  • Touch-up front door
  • Clean siding
  • Fix and paint concrete
  • Remove Dish satellite on roof
  • Add gutters
  • Change shutters



  • Stain deck
  • Tighten railing
  • Replace screen on door {thanks to our pup going through it}
  • Purchase outdoor furniture
  • Create patio area off deck
  • Remove weeds around and underneath deck
  • Add plants and mulch


  • Backyard: 
    • Add fire pit area
    • Create vegetable and fruit garden
    • De-weed yard
    • Trim trees
    • Remove brush along back of yard {cant see in image}
    • Fix and paint concrete
    • Add fence for the pup



Quite the list, huh? It’s a start and we’ve been enjoying thinking about all of the things we’d like to do and knowing what our home COULD look like. ¬†Just wait until you see our plans for the inside…

What is something that you are currently doing to update your curb appeal? Leave us a comment and share your ideas with us!