|View of back porch from|
the kitchen back door
|To the left of that|
After a lot of discussing and measuring, we came up with a plan:
|Click for a better look-see|
|Where new kitchen door will go|
Those (washer, dryer, and electric stove) will all fit along the one wall, with enough room for a small utility sink! I don't use the dryer unless the weather is too bad to use the clothes line, but still, we've got it and it's convenient to have if needed. Besides the fact that it makes more sense to have it closer to the washing machine (rather than across the room), we need to move it because the new kitchen back door will go where it currently is. The current dryer vent hole in the wall, will become an exterior cat door.
|From the kitchen door|
|Our beautious porch door|
|Current back (kitchen) door|
Eventually I'll add some shelving along the windows (probably like those in the pantry) for seed starting, and seed and vegetable curing. Recycling containers and litter box will fit under these. While we're working on the kitchen however, this area can be used to keep building supplies.
One thing not on our list, is new windows. Most of the current ones are jalousie (louvered) windows that open with a crank. The cranks are cranky, but the screens are all in tact, so we'll wait on replacing them. For now, we'd rather use the money to get back to working on the kitchen.
As anxious as we are to work on the kitchen, we'll have to get all this done fairly soon. The entire porch project will take enough time so that I can set up our temporary kitchen in milder weather. Then we can finally make a serious start on the kitchen itself!