Progress for Day 4 of the Big Huge Remodel was slow and steady. They finished demolition on the powder room (removed the floor tiles, chipped out the mortar, removed the old medicine cabinet, finished removing all the shower stuff) and put in the new kitchen window! Not to diss the poor little powder room, but it just didn’t rate today compared to the excitement of a brand new window.
I know, folks probably think we’re crazy for making a window area smaller. But we had our reasons. We loved the amount of light that came in (who wouldn’t?), but couldn’t put anything against that wall and found that we never opened those windows but did frequently duck and crane to see around the blockages. Now we’ll be putting tall cabinets to the left and right of the window and low cabinets and a long countertop under the window -- so the new opening is higher (just above counter height), a little narrower, and one solid piece of glass.
Remember it used to look like this:
Well not anymore...
Now that wall is practically begging for cabinets and countertops, dontcha think?!:
Here’s the new shape from the outside. Hm, that ground is just begging for greenery too, isn’t it? That’s where my poor hibiscus bushes used to be. I’m using past tense because we had freezing nighttime weather for days in a row, I callously/foolishly didn’t cover my poor plant babies to protect them, and my beautiful hibiscus were annihilated:
Welp, it’s time for this crazy person to go don some pajamas and put those tv dinners in the toaster oven. Woohoo, bring on Spring Break and no alarm clocks or homework for 10 whole blissful days!
So, does anyone have any wonderful Easter or Spring Break plans? We’re going to an egg hunt and bunny-lovin fest on Saturday, then a yummy dinner at my folks’ house on Sunday, then Great Wolf Lodge later in the week. Yay!!!