These were milled, dried, and became our interior trim and
Princess Bossy readied for
Prom in the awful
The bruises... and far
enough after that I could
smile about it ;-)
Installing kitchen flooring
The day after move-in!
Hubby wanted to make sure we were building on the right
Foundation... Psalm 127 starts, "Unless the Lord builds the
house, the builders labor in vain..."
The American Foursquare
shown on AntiqueHomeStyle.com
House rendering of how the plan would look with all phases complete...
We already know the garage won't look like that, and
Hubby nixed the red in favor of gray.
The porch gable was lost in the shuffle of construction.
First try at the kitchen... 2 standard cooktops
and 1 long island with seating. Fridges with doors
that swing in inconvenient directions. The 2nd sink
was an attempt at an in-the-kitchen butler's pantry. Yikes.
The table can
39 feet if needed
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The initial plan... See bathroom to the left, with storage area
by back door. Full wall of shallow cabinets facing the stairs,
and tiny sewing room off desk area south of kitchen
The result: Bath more central to living area,
larger sewing room for kids to join me,
and my beloved pantry! A smaller desk area
in the hall left room for the fridge/freezer set.
Plan vs current reality
The doors also keep hungry, bread-
loving doggies out when things are
cooling, and within a snout's reach
Sewing room overview rendering
You might be able to make out the desk to the right of the
aquarium shelf. It is 4 feet, so homeschooled students and
teacher can work side-by-side, when necessary, or 2 can
view the computer
$1 for 5 minutes +
another qtr for every
extra minute. Might
have paid the water bill!
The series of pocket doors between master
bedroom and boys' bedroom that makes
our bathroom/shower set-up work.
Sort of like the entrance to "Control" at
the beginning of Get Smart!
Rendering of idea for family room.
Doorway is where current window is.
Installation was a
"Mom & kids"group project.
The dark red was a great backdrop
for Prince Stoic-made guitars