Here's our Home Improvement progress for the front room, dining room and kitchen so far -- these are more like 'before' and 'in between' pictures, since we still have much to do. :)
As you walk in the front door --
Projects: Removed carpet, installed laminate wood floor, took down wood paneling and dry wall, replaced dry wall, made built in shelves, texturized, patched and painted, replaced curtains, updated light switches/outlets, removed wall lights above fireplace, installed new electrical outlet, replaced door handle, lowered base boards (for new flooring) - the most time consuming of all the jobs I think!, cleaned out fireplace.
Dining room --
Projects: Also removed carpet, installed laminate wood floor, replaced curtains (not up in this picture :), replaced hanging light, painted (three times before we got the colors we wanted!!), again fixed baseboards.
Projects: Painted (2 trials this time), removed pantry shelving and put in new shelves, got kitchen island, kitchen sink repair, replaced curtains, installed plexy-glass for side of stairs, updated outlets/light switches, replaced light fixtures.
It has been so fun making this home our very own, with the wonderful help of our family, too!!