#RoeAcers Year Two

It is hard to believe we just finished year number two in our forever home. This year we got to take on a few more of the “fun” cosmetic changes to the house. 

First up was the mudroom.  This space is one we went back and forth with our builder on before finalizing plans.  We ultimately decided to wait until we could visualize the space and hire someone to come in and help build it at a different time.  We could not be happier with how this project turned out.  The organization was much needed and the little drawers ended up being the perfect place to store everyone’s facemasks. #2020


We later painted this space and added some actual light fixtures.


Our living room furniture was ordered from Arhaus at the end of the previous year and delivered in the spring.  In Spring we also buried and extended our sump pump line so that it drained better into the yard.


During the Summer we took on several DIY projects.  This cabinet in the laundry room was one that they had originally installed in one of the bathrooms.  It was the incorrect cabinet and when they replaced t, they ended up throwing this one in the dumpster.  Somewhere I have a great video of Nathan dumpster diving and hauling this beauty out of the massive bin that sat in our front yard.  Nathan added hardware and pull out bins for sorting our laundry before finishing it off with a countertop and a little trim work. 


In our Master bedroom we painted, added curtains, swapped out the lights, and added some mirrors.  We also painted in our master bath.


We added a wallpaper focal wall to “Z’s” room about the same time that we put up all of our main flush mount light fixtures on our first and second floor.

We finished out the Summer with some outdoor projects. We did some landscaping around our front porch and added a playset to the backyard.


In October our driveway was asphalted. Making the perfect spot for Bryn to learn how to ride her bike. Smile We also bought a basketball hoop that has yet to be put up. #2021goals


We ended our second year with painting a focal wall in the dinning room and adding a ginormous ceiling fan to our living room. 


That wraps up year two on #RoeAcres. All of this fun cosmetic stuff sure helped get us through being on house arrest due to the pandemic. I guess I should mention that we also got a sit/stand desk for Nathan and a portable heater for his basement office. Smile

I can’t wait to see what year three brings. 

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