Roof lines mean change in plan...(lots of pics)
So, after all my hard work, the roof lines are NOT going to work out, which means new floor plan. Why not make lemonade out of lemons, right, so I took advantage of this to bring back the sunroom/screened porch and put the woodstove out there.
The laundry/pantry/mudroom is now all in one space (where the dining room used to be) and the dining area is where the seating area used to be. Anyway, here's the first plan, with no real changes to the kitchen, but now I'm staring at a wall, (even if it is bookcases) while I prep.
After 'living' with the plan a few days, I decided I need to have a prep space that looks at people and hopefully, out the window...so this is the new plan. I like that there's more storage and a higher counter, to hide some of my mess, from the dining room. It also gives more of a separation, between the dining and kitchen spaces. Since this is my only dining area (except for the bistro table in the sunroom) I really want it to feel like it's own space, not just an end of the kitchen.
This is the picture that gave me the idea for the layout...
This is what I'd like the bump out window to look like, without leaded glass...beautiful, but too fancy. Also, the Sarah Richardson farmhouse dining room, that gave me the idea for the bump out window seat. Love those corbels!
What do you think of the arches? Kind of fairy tale? Would a fun vent hood (this shape, not finish) work with the kitchen. I can't afford an arched window, but I think the other arches will give a similar 'feel' to the space.
And since I'm having fun with pictures...this is the same Jadite I found in the old farmhouse...and very similar deer collectibles and china...so hopefully it gives you an idea of what I'm using in the space.
And I don't remember if I posted this last time or not...but here's the sink we found on top of a trash pile, when we moved in. It's so cool and what we'll use (when it's cleaned up) next to the washer and dryer!
Finally, the porch is on the west side of the house, so I probably can't use skylights, but I love this picture! The kitty is perfect, the blue and plants are wonderful, but picture the furniture a little more french country :)
So...any ideas, suggestions, comments? I value all of your opinions and hope you'll help me make this the best plan yet! :)