We have windows! Well some of them at least! The slider doors that lead out to the decks on the lake side of the house just arrived today, but they don’t have enough guys to handle how big they are – not to mention everything is covered in freezing rain…again… The Mr. is my eternal optimist and just refers to the wintery mix as liquid sunshine :)
We are also still missing the circle windows up in the peaks, and the grey door on the lower level is just temporary until they put the double doors with windows that lead to our storage area.
We are on snow day 3 (in the last 5 days), and it’s beginning to feel like a little Hunger Games up in here. My kids are ready to go to battle over the littlest thing – today it was an armless Barbie?!? For the record, little man wanted it for a pirate ship hostage and my daughter wanted to “surgically” reattach her arms. So, naturally you can see the appeal.
Back to the house, we also got the roof on just in time to keep some of the freezing rain (I mean liquid sunshine) out. Which means lots of boring things like plumbing and heating/cooling are going on this week.
Let’s go on a little tour – here’s the living room, which is definitely going to be my favorite space in the house! I’m hoping to share more details and plans about this room this week (depending on the snow day situation).
This is looking into the living room from the dining area. You can see the fireplace framed out in the middle and our master bedroom is on the other side of that wall.
Ok this is looking from the back of the living room into the front door/entry and the stairs to go downstairs on the right (which are covered up to keep heat in the basement). That big square room in the middle is my kitchen pantry! And that leaves the kitchen to the left of the pantry.
Here is a better look at the kitchen and where the pantry door will be. That window in the back will be a window seat with a breakfast nook area that I’m excited about. I was a little nervous about having my kitchen tucked back a little in the house, but it still feels really open and connected to the dining and living room without being the first thing you see when you walk in the front door.
Here is another shot of the kitchen – the pipe sticking out of the ground is the kitchen sink. So, if you can kind of picture the counters going in an L shape, you’ll see I can look out at the lake while I do the dishes. There will be an island in the middle and the breakfast nook in the back. I’ll be sharing more kitchen plans soon that will make it easier to imagine.
This might turn out to be my favorite spot, and oddly, it’s in the mudroom. There will be a bench here to sit down and put your shoes on plus drawers for storage. But as it’s right off the laundry room, I think it might be a perfect sunny coffee spot while I wait for the spin cycle.
Up next they are working on all of the outdoor siding and trim, which I cannot wait to see! Here’s hoping we survive the snow day to see it :)