Sunday, February 22, 2009

Gotta love disaray

This is the old sink, installed in 1979. Removed 2/22/09.

Old sink now gettin' ready for Hillbilly Heaven which I hope will NOT remain on the back deck.

Temporary kitchen sink. This is what will be our pantry. The sink will remain as a utility sink in this space. We have no utility sink anywhere else. Imagine it with shelves around it. The cabinets are temporary for storage.

This is what the pantry did look like before. Dontcha just love the mirrored glass tiles? It used to have sign on it that said "Private Bar". I think that's what the previous bachelor-owner used this space for. We lived with this for nine years.

Yo, Jannie-Babe! It's a good look for you!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

From the Beginning

As you look at these sad little pictures of our sad little house, remember that everybody has to start somewhere. We're just behind the decorating 8-ball, more so than many. That's why I'm always looking at all those fabulous blogsites---the ideas are endless!

This is where we are starting from. Bits and pieces of construction are evident from the first plan which changed dramatically six months ago. We're just a little slow in the planning and deconstructing.:

Standing just inside the front door into what WAS going to be the extension of our kitchen. This was a wasted space.

Looking backward toward the front door to our present living room.

Looking into our "delightful" galley kitchen. Two people cannot be in here at the same time without being in the way. It is impossible to have two people in this room and have the fridge door open. GaH!

Looking into the dining room while standing in the living room. The fireplace is going bye-bye. It sucks the heat out of the house and makes the floor cold. Love a fireplace, but this one is not 2009 efficient. This is where the kitchen will be.

Looking into the kitchen and living room while standing in the dining room. That wall will disappear. All of this space will be opened up to create an L-shaped open concept Great Room of kitchen, dining area, and living room.