March 19, 2009

The little kitchen that could

Here's the original kitchen, in all its glory. The house is about 100 years old, and I'm sure over the course of that time this small space has gone through many changes. Certainly the funky Mexican tile was not original to the house!

At the time it didn't seem so bad. Everything was (literally) within arm's reach. Efficiency meant no counter clutter...good thing because there wasn't really a counter to speak of. The lazy susan in the corner held a *lot* of stuff. And the view was pretty, especially when Trixie chose the sit in the window.

Original Footprint

I've attached a floor plan of the house.

Original floor plan

March 16, 2009

There's a big hole in my backyard

Almost a year and a few thousand dollars ago a big hole appeared in our backyard. It may have looked like an oversized duck pond or a swimming pool gone wrong but I knew exactly what it was - the home of my future fabulous still-to-be-designed dream kitchen.