Technically this isn't my house, but I've been given free reign to do literally whatever I want. I'm living with people who have a few health problems, and are grateful for someone young and happy to renovate.
The thing is, it's a much larger project than I'd anticipated. There were kittens raised in the house, so all of the carpets are a complete disaster. More or less the whole house needs to be refloored, and I'm interested in wood and tile. My new housemates also have some allergies, so I'm thinking that non-carpet will be best for them. There's some slightly fussy plumbing, as befits a 1914 house. The bathroom needs insulation, which apparently entails a trip into the crawlspace. I'm going to be pulling stubborn weeds out of the yard for a while, but that would likely result in a nice flowerbed and vegetable garden.
What's the best way to dramatically clean a house around people with chemical sensitivities? I've been very conservative about bleach usage, and have been working more with orange oil and vinegar/baking soda. However, due to the cats, there are some areas that need scary amounts of cleaning.
My personal project is a lot of building things and painting. When spring comes, I'm going to be going through the house painting everything, and I think I'll replace the doors and baseboards in my room in favor of wood ones. The window in my room is going to be replaced with a nice French door, and I'm planning to put a porch on what is a roof now. There are some old shelves and a wood door original to the house that I see decorative possibilities in, and new floors are going to be lots of fun to install. There's also a small sitting area in the upstairs that we're seeing as a perfect library space, so more bookshelf building!
This is kind of an insane project, I'm thinking. But it's going to be fun, and it's such a lovely house with so much possibility.