Some Before and After of the place we will call home as we serve at the Home of Life. To give you an idea of space, the floor tiles are 12″ square. Dear friends rented it for the past 5 years until their recent move back to the states. The saddest part of making it ours is that we can’t share it with them.
Original house front. Without space for a table inside, our friends shared mealtimes on the patio.
Original kitchen. Along the wall opposite of the sink, our friends were able to fit a half-sized stove, a small fridge, and a hutch to store food and dishes.
Work in progress. We framed a 9′ x 10′ addition onto the front patio to become the new kitchen.
This is our front yard, complete with two tangerine trees. Picture the kids bouncing around here, and Kris planting something beautiful. Sadly, we do not get to keep the VW bus.
We were able to keep a bit of the garden box in front of the new kitchen wall. Now to decide: Flowers or Cherry Tomatoes?
A window on the side of the kitchen will help add light and air movement.
New front. Stone from the now-covered wall on the left was moved to finish the top of the right wall. The underside of the roof was also finished.
Looking in the front door, we will have our living room. We have permission to paint over the royal blue trim that our friends were asked to leave in place. On the left side moving back is an under-stair storage space, bathroom, and the utility area.
Turning left from the front door. This 7′ x 9′ space that used to be the kitchen (with the yellow counter) will now be our center for crumbs and conversation, aka: dining area. It opens into the new kitchen on the left.
This is it! What we’ve all been waiting for. Our full-sized stove and fridge will fill in the spaces on the right. A pantry worthy of all Kris’s Rubbermaid stands on the left. Yes, there is a man on the ladder outside of the window.
Love it! It looks beautiful!
WOW! Looks awesome. So glad you have a nice place to call “home.”
Me, too, Mike. We can’t wait to get it all warmed up with good memories.
Wow–it’s great! Is your climate about the same as here at ILE?….Also, I’d like to know how to do the cool slide show thing with photos in WordPress. We have a WordPress.com blog too, but we just insert photos and it doesn’t work as well as your series of photos..
Thank you, Jody. Atenas is about 10 degrees warmer, we’ve been told. We will be hoping to adjust quickly. if you have your photos loaded into the media library on WordPress, you choose “Add Media,” from your Edit Post Window, then “Create Gallery” on the left, and select pictures to display. There are several formats for galleries to choose from on the right. The one I tend to use is “Tiled Mosaic.” I believe there is also a slideshow option there as well. Have fun!
A house is becoming a home, what awesome work! But darn it, that VW bus sure would be like the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae…..
Wouldn’t it just? It matches the fire engine color they picked for our gate perfectly!
Oh Kris, how beautiful! I have been anxiously awaiting the reveal. I just know your hospitality will blossom here–and I dream of being able to enjoy it there!
Thank you, Chris! That’s my prayer as well, on both fronts!
Wow, love it! Can’t wait to visit with you in your new house.
Looking forward to that, too, Cherie! Hoping for many great chats with you around our table.
So beautiful!!! Love!
Thank you, Sister! Wish you could help me pick out colors to paint. Praying for wisdom there. 🙂
I see cinnamon rolls in your future! 🙂
The force is strong with this one, Jen!
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