Thursday, November 5, 2009

The House Tour: Part 2

Here we are in the dining room.

One of the big upgrades we plan to do is replace all the windows early this spring with new vinyls. The large window behind the computer I have special plans for. Right now is one of the old kind that fan/crank out to open. I'd like to put in a nice bay window and possibly a window seat.

The view from the living/dining room doorway toward the kitchen doorway...

Because the kitchen was roomy enough to hold our table & chairs, we decided to use the dining room as an additional living space -- holding our computer, hutch, toybox, kids' bookshelf, etc.

Looking into the kitchen from the dining/kitchen doorway...

We have lots of cabinet space which is fabulous. On the left side is the sink, and there are 3 cabinet sections underneath. We plan to take out one of those sections (the farthest to the left that you can see) and put in a dishwasher (which we have - just haven't had time to put it in).

See the square to the right of the window? Let's just call that a giant paint chip -- one of the colors we were considering for the kitchen. It looked a lot different/brighter in a friend's house that used that color! It's darker than what we're going to want, but red/cranberry is the color we're planning on. It will end up being an accent color as the cabinets and ivory wall tiles cover much of the wall space.

To the left of the window is a doorway...

...a view from that doorway back into the other side of the kitchen. Yes, our dryer is in the kitchen. Might change someday but for now it's not in the way. The door on the right side goes out to the side porch.

The doorway from the kitchen leading to the back entry. It's nice to have a 'mud room' space!
Through the door and on your left... a half bath/laundry room/pantry. Having two bathrooms is the gift that keeps on giving, lemme tell ya. Aren't the pantry shelves great? Eventually (when our ship comes in...) we'd love to get a stackable washer/dryer which would allow the space to put a sink in here & make it a full bathroom. But if we never get to do that, it won't be the end of the world. Still toying with ideas for color in this room. I have a few ideas but none I've discussed with Matt yet so I'm not going to publish them just yet!

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