02 Jan 2011
Our Projects posted by Sara Tofanelli-Barroso

It’s often that in life we don’t make the time to take care of the things that we really would like to accomplish.  We often let day after day go by living our usual lives trying to catch up with the daily grime without making the time for bigger projects that may just make our lives easier and more satisfying.   It’s exhausting just thinking about adding a task, yet alone a project, to my list.

However, it’s become clear to me that I can no longer just do the 100 things that I do every day.  All of my usual tasks are becoming much more difficult and I need to simplify.  I have decided that my family’s lives would be a lot more manageable if we took some accountability of our home. 

We live in a 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1700 square foot home which was built around 1910 very near downtown.  We love our home and wouldn’t want to move.  However, with 2 very active boys and 2 dogs we are quickly growing out of our small, beloved space. 

Our home was built so long ago and as you can imagine, people lived differently back then than we do now.  We would like to modernize the room sizes, create a bigger more functional kitchen, construct closet storage that's user-friendly and somehow add another bathroom… all by staying within our existing exterior walls. 

So it’s by putting this out in the open for everyone to remind me of my mission.  This year I WILL follow the necessary steps required to complete this project.  I WILL simplify my living situation, I WILL do one extra task every day in order to complete this project and I WILL require the motivation, encouragement, know-how and relationships of my friends and family in order to make this home livable, functional and beautiful (see inspiration image below) ...

(Unless, of course, it’s going to cost too much!)


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