This is just a quick update; we may post a more detailed report on the latest trip to the farm soon. The scene in the top photo is coming down the road toward the tree farm with the hill straight ahead.
A little history
The old kitchen was not blessed with a lot of work space or cabinet space.
For those who lived through the early outhouse days, the hissing and pumping sounds from the old pressure tank in the "modern" bathroom with a toilet were not a problem. But times change.
The size and of the old upstairs bedroom with its ceilings slanted at the sides are similar to that in the new house, but the similarity ends there.
Starting to look a lot more like a house ...
Gayle checks out the new kitchen cabinets. There is a lot of white, but once the floor is stained darker and the darker countertops are added, there should be plenty of contrast. The door to the basement stairs is to the left, then the door to the pantry, then the door to the back hall. Drawers for the bathroom vanity (barely visible in the background) are stacked on top of the kitchen island. The refrigerator will go in the space behind Gayle, and the stove and microwave in the area behind the yellow step ladder.
Crown moulding was added to the tops of the kitchen cabinets Wednesday. The tops are nicely finished so you can display bowls, baskets, bottles, whatever.
All the vanity for the downstairs bathroom lacks is the countertop, a sink, the mirror and the lights. For those used to the old bathroom with the exposed pressure tank and piping and hot water tank, it may be a little intimidating. But we think you'll get over it.
This is the vanity for the upstairs bathroom. The toilet goes where the broom is, and the tub/shower is across from that. It also included a linen closet just inside the door.
This is the laundry room/mud room, looking in through the back door. The washer and dryer will go to the right of the cabinet, which will have a small sink. There will also be a double utility sink in the basement for messier projects.
A view of the new house from the road, through the fall colors.