Lost in the Renovation

Right now we have a nasty little kitchen.

Kitchen viewed from Back Door

After we renovate the plan is to have a lovely big kitchen.

New kitchen plan

In the process  we will lose the stone terrace adjacent to the kitchen.  The new wing of the house containing the new kitchen is to be built on that spot.

Three windows and the kitchen door will be removed in the renovation.

We have already removed the brick planter that bordered the patio.

Terrace with the planter in place.

Naturally, being a frugal soul I want to save the stone.  Why, Jo? “Just in case.”

I hope we can salvage some of this flagstone for a path or patio.

But I can really, really imagine a new kitchen right here!

Let’s put a stove in place of the grill.

What are you salvaging?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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