Whilst it’s probably a bit late to set a resolution with the shiny promise of a new year attached to it, that doesn’t mean I can’t set goals for our home in 2014.
Last year, I did the same – albeit in February – aiming to get our big kitchen renovation started, at the very least, if not finished. You can read about that here.
Well, if you read my blog regularly, you’ll probably be sick of hearing about that! (SO many updates coming on this which I just haven’t had chance to post yet.) But at least it got done. I can officially tick that one firmly off our list, and setting that goal truly helped us to stay focused and keep pushing forward, determined to accomplish something – so important when you’re living in a house with a million half-finished projects.
So for 2014 one thing I really want to get done is a new front door.
Sure, there is actually a pretty hefty list of what I’d like, but let’s keep things simple.
I went to Berlin in December 2013 with my best friend, Holly. We walked around the Christmas markets, armed with the most fantastic hot chocolates, and I couldn’t help but notice how lovely the grand doors are in the city. It made my sad little front door look wretched upon my return home! See for yourselves some of my faves…
Our current front door is haggard. It’s interesting to see our street become modernised and it’s really in a state of transition with Joe & I not being the only house in makeover-mode. But it does appear that we are one of the remaining homes with the original front door in.
Here are the main problems with what we curfrently have:
-It lets out heat and makes our hallway officially the coldest room in the house.
-It’s not secure. Being made of glass panels, this is a security problem to me.
-It was damaged when we flooded the downstairs.
-Did I mention that I think it’s ugly?
I’ve talked in the past about what door I’d like to get one day (here). We’d love a composite but it may be a bit unrealistic for us budget-wise. I’d love to have a blue door where possible. I’d love for it to be double-glazed and keep all that heat in.
I don’t know how achievable all of those things are but that’s what we’ll be working on finding out in 2014.