I've learned a few things.
When remodeling there are times when things are moving forward,
times when things are at a stand still,
and when nearing the end everything comes at once!
My head is spinning there is so much going on,
time to share some updates with you and also our kitchen design!
First I want to show you this kitchen I recently found. . . isn't it charming!
an old style stove,
buffalo check curtains,
roosters, silver, ironstone, blue and white plates hanging on the wall...so cute!
Our Dining Room is on the left as you enter our home and the kitchen is next to it.
Our old kitchen has FOUR doorways,
one opens to the den, great room, dining room and another to a guestroom hallway.
When making plans for the remodel we thought about widening the dining room doorway and not replacing the door so there would be a large opening between it and the kitchen area.
When we have folks staying with us I like to get up early to make coffee and something for breakfast, so it is nice being able to close both the dining room and hallway doors so guests don't hear noise coming from the kitchen. So we decided to leave it as is...
Looking through the dining room doorway,
through the old kitchen area and down to the great room,
you can see the hardwood flooring that was delivered weeks ago.
This is the room we try to relax in at the end of the day
and after stepping over materials we can find a little space to sit.
There is literally no where in our house that hasn't been touched by this remodel...it's a mess!
Looking from the great room back to the dining room you see our old kitchen and den areas
which we are combining for our kitchen and keeping room.
Completed when this picture was taken:
~the old cabinetry, sink, microwave and fridge had been removed...everything except the stove.
~ wall between the old kitchen and den had been removed and the Support Beam installed.
~ the New Bay Window had been put in
~ and the plumbing had been completed.
Ellie -Mae is napping...
The new bay window...
The yellow X is what's left of the wall that used to separate the kitchen and den.
The other arrows indicate where the sinks and fridge will be.
The wood platform in the middle is the base for the island cabinetry...
There will also be counter height seating at the island...
This next view is from the far side of the den looking back into the old kitchen area.
There is a fireplace to the left and you can see where the table and chairs, cupboard, and
fireside seating will be...
Taken from the front window you can see the fireplace and a cupboard will go on the left wall by the back door.
The door beside the cupboard leads to the laundry room, workout room, and screened porch...
The electrical is next to be completed so all the remaining demo and sheetrock removal was done...
Once all the debris was cleared away the room now looks like this, bare to the bone!
This view is looking in from the great room toward the dining room...
From the old kitchen area looking into the old den area...
From the back door beside the fireplace looking toward the new window...
Some things have changed since this was drawn but not too much.
As you come in from the old kitchen area (to the left where the blue arrow is) the oven wall will be on your left as you round the corner...
This is the front window view.
There will be glass upper cabinets but the design has changed since this drawing,
and the dishwasher is to the right of the Apron Front Sink...
On the far wall is the rangetop and fridge.
The hood vent cover has changed also...
This is the rangetop side of the island.
There is an apron front sink and the trash/recycle bins are in the far right cabinet so they will be easily accessible from the island sink as well as the sink at the front window...
Both sets of double cabinets on the right are shallow so two counter stools will slide in front of them for seating and also at the end of the island there will be an overhang for two more counter stools...
Still to do...
decide on ceiling pot lights, pantry doors, and door trim,
finalize choice of backsplash,
pick out countertop materials,
sheetrock needs to be installed,
wood floors need to be installed and finished and the list goes on...
Well, that's it for now.
We sure hope that when all the dust settles it turns out well.
~~The kitchen and den areas, where it all began: A Kitchen Remodel ~ Come On Along!
~~ About the Farmhouse Kitchen...
~~ The Keeping Room...