Mike and I spent Monday afternoon at our little farm looking at the cabin. I took pictures while Mike measured everything. He wants to use a house remodeling software to draw out the changes he'd like to make. Since I took quite a few pictures, I thought I'd post a few and do some 'splainin' on what they are now and how we hope to change them. Click on any picture to see larger.
First up is a picture of Mike dumping some the oak trees that he's hoping to make our kitchen cabinets out of.
And this one is the same shot from a different vantage point. Isn't that dump trailer da bomb?
The following picture show two trees that Mike says need to be cut down in order for us to be able to add on to the cabin. I'm having a real problem with it and am hoping we can find a way to leave them. They're such nice trees and I loooove them. They speak to me. I don't think they speak to Mike. The front deck will also be removed and this level of the cabin will become the second level.
This is the room we walk into first thing right now through the front door. We have tenants currently living in the cabin and it is furnished with their things. (I would never have a dead animal head hanging on my wall!) This room will become our bedroom and the room behind it - the current kitchen - will become the bathroom and closet area.
The picture below shows the fireplace that is currently in the living room, but once we remodel the cabin will be in our bedroom. That will be so nice! The walls will stay the nice wood and we're hoping we can keep the pine plank floors.
And here you can see the ceiling and front doors of the future bedroom. Those doors will open to a balcony once the changes have been made.
Here is the current kitchen, that will become part our bathroom/closet combo in the future. All the cabinets will be removed or at least reconfigured.
I like this picture of the kitchen wall where the door to the bathroom is. I love the wood. The current bathroom itself is quite small and will be removed totally to make way for a bigger and better one.
That's it for the interior of the existing main floor. In the picture below, it is the middle floor from the back and the first floor from the front of the cabin. Once Mike changes the level of the dirt around the cabin, it will become the second floor all the way around and be our bedroom area. The ground floor will become the living and kitchen area. And the room on top will stay the room on top. And Mike wants to add another room or two as an addition, but hasn't put his ideas on paper yet.
We really can't wait to get started, but we're still in the planning stage. It's nice to look at the pictures and dream though. And the ticker in the green left column says "387 days until we move to the farm" today!