I asked the seller if I could share some of their photos and permission was granted so . . here you go.
The kitchen is what pulled me in right off the bat. I love the kitchen. When I show pictures of my current kitchen, there are always a few who think it’s a large kitchen. It is not . . at least not for the amount of cooking I do. I call our current kitchen a “trap” kitchen because there’s one little opening for going in and out. One of us stands in the opening (not usually me) and the other (usually me) can’t get past.
The things I love about this kitchen:
- I do not like painted wood cabinets. I’ve never liked them and our current home has them and now, I like them even less than I did before. I love these cabinets!
- I love all the space, and the little kool-aid/spice packet drawers at the pantry.
- I love that it has the oven with the stove and then the separate wall oven. We had that in MO and when I first saw it back then, I thought it was wasted space but I used it so often. It’s invaluable during holiday baking or when one thing needs to bake at 450 degrees and something else needs to bake at 350.
- I love that the microwave is not over the stove. We currently don’t even have a microwave in our kitchen. I don’t use it and would be fine without it.
- I love that Vince can be digging around in the fridge or freezer and we won’t be in each other’s way whether I’m at the stove, at the sink or at the dishwasher.
The Sewing Room:
I think this is the room I’ll use for the sewing room.
All of the basement has a drop ceiling, which makes it really easy to do things like add a gas line to the kitchen! I like that this room has the double French doors which let in lots of light. I could see Boots making one of those window sills his new favorite spot for sitting and looking out the window, or sitting in front of the door.
With it being what looks to be a longer and less wide room, that makes it easy to set up the longarm in one location, a computer in another location, fabric shelves, cutting station somewhere else and throw in a few sewing machines so friends can come over and sew with me.
Those double doors are 6′ wide and I’m thinking the room must be at least 4 or 5 times the length of those doors and, looking at the ceiling blocks, it looks like there are about 2-1/4 or maybe 2-1/2 of those over that 6′ span of the doors. Also, my guess is that the windows are 3′ wide and it looks like 1-1/2 blocks per window. So, with those calculations and counting the ceiling tiles, which I assume are 2 x 2′, I’m thinking the room is at least 15′ wide and 26 – 28′ long. I could be way off but that’s my guess. My current sewing room is about 20 x 34, as I recall. I have a large work bench in there that I won’t have in the new sewing room and I have a sofa in there that I doubt I’ll bring to MO. So . . with a little planning and organizing, if this room is 15′ x 26′, I can make it work. Also, most of my yarn is stored in the sewing room and I may store it somewhere else in the new house. We still have an extra bedroom on the main level.
I think this is the other end of the same room so once I get measurements, I’ll do a little more planning but I do believe I’ll have plenty of room for most everything.
Addie has chosen this room for her room.
She wants teal accents. I had bought fabric to make her a romper but it has teal and yellow and lime green with pink flamingos and we’ve decided I’ll use that fabric to make curtains so long as there’s just that one window. If there are two windows, I’m not going to have enough fabric and will have to see if I can get more of it.
You were probably worried if Vince was going to get his fair share of space. Here’s his shop.
The basement level shop is 450 square feet so it’s about the size of a double garage. It’s air conditioned but doesn’t have a return air vent so the dust/fumes can’t be sucked back into the air conditioning system. This will be a really nice shop for Vince. It has the garage door and a regular door to walk outside, plus he can walk into the house from the shop.
This is the downstairs family room. This will be the room where Vince spends most of his time when he’s not in the shop or outside. We’ve agreed to have the TV in this room and this will be our hang out room. The main level family room can hopefully stay neat, clutter free and TV free.
Through that opening is the sewing room so, if I’m sewing, and he’s watching TV, we’ll be without shouting distance of each other. Here, I’m in a separate building if I’m sewing.
I think we’re going to spend most of our time in the basement.
The Solar Panels:
This is the first thing that grabbed Vince’s attention.
It’s a bigger system than we have on our house and their bills are less than ours.
The Sun Room:
This room will no doubt end up with a spinning wheel!
It’s on the main level and leads out to the deck. I would love to have a small table in there for breakfast or sitting on a cold day sipping a warm drink. It will be a lovely room for spinning.
Addie loves this room and asked if we can put a “Girls Only” sign on the door. Hmmm . . not so sure that would be a good idea.
Of course, there are the other traditional rooms – master bedroom/bath, laundry room, dining room, breakfast area . . I think that about covers it.