In the last few months we have been working, off and on, on the kitchen upstairs. I was very excited for this, because right now I have a one by two foot piece of counter space. The top of my coffee pot and the top of my stove also double as counter space. And I love to bake. So this is an important room for me.
Our house sits on a hill....hence....The House on Hilltop Farm. We have tried to make sure the house is tightly sealed since it is on a hill, and it seems to be windy a lot up on that hill.
Here's the thing about building.
You have to think through....how are you going to decorate....how are you going to do the walls....what lights you are going to turn on when you walk into the room.....just about anything from the beginning to the end. I know I've said this before, but it is just mind boggling to me. This window below looks out over the patio, and the kitchen sink is going under it. I decided that we would put "mdf" on the walls. It's a plastic-type bead-board looking material. It needs support. Hence, the osb on this wall. Support for the mdf. We also have to think where the fridge, stove, cabinets, what the cabinet height, sink height, etc. is going to be so all of the wiring can be finished before the walls go up.
Which would make the right side of the window the only area for a pantry. I did not want a walk in pantry because it was too big. It felt like a room inside a room. So, I opted out of the wood stove, we made two pantries on either side of the window, we lowered the ceiling and turned this area into a cozy little breakfast nook.
Last week My Shug hurt his foot, again. He is in another cast. It's a very thin cast and he, fortunately, did not hurt his Achilles tendon. He did, however, hurt the same foot he had surgery on. So, I decided to bring dinner upstairs last week, to save him some steps. We had a nice little dinner in our cozy little breakfast nook. I can not wait to move upstairs. Have I ever said that before?????