We left off last time in the living room, and right off of that space is a sunroom.
And strangely tiled rows along the walls? We're not sure about that either. At one time this was a screened in porch - I do know that. There are some interesting traits to this room, but it's a big space that gets loads of light and is scheduled for a playful update in the near future.
Back out the door, on the other side of the living room is the kitchen. I truly believe this is the number one reason this house sat on the market so long.
First off, the floors are in horrible condition from all of the pool traffic. You can tell where people came in and went straight to the fridge or to eat at the bar top table that used to sit in the bay window, dripping all the way.
I will say, the appliances are the nicest I've ever had. Even the older oven heats up really quickly and cooks more evenly then anything I've ever used (maybe it's not just my cooking skills!)
I'll probably never touch that Jenn-Air grill, but apparently they were a coveted appliance back in the day. The kitchen size and workflow are really pretty nice, but the small upper cabinets and the tiny pantry located off of the kitchen need to be changed (along with the aesthetics) to make this space shine. And that big square of a soffit must go. I've got lots of ideas, and while it will be the largest undertaking in the house, it's the one that will certainly have the most impact.
The small door on the right is the pantry. The big door on the right goes to the garage, and this outside door on the left seems to be the most popular entrance and exit to the backyard and pool. I know I want to move the pantry to the kitchen itself, and I have several thoughts about this whole back side of the house, but I plan to live with it for a while before nailing down the plans.
That door straight ahead leads to the guest bath.
With not so pretty things, like another soffit...
But pretty things like this stained glass (something I didn't notice until we moved in - funny how that works). And in a strange turn of layout plans there is another door in the bathroom that leads you to...
the laundry room. Interesting.
There is some good storage in here. I particularly like the built in under the window for grocery bags and cleaning rags, but with the tall ceilings there could certainly be a lot more. And I'm not convinced the layout in this space is the best it could be.
So, a lot of work to be done on this side of the first floor, but it's all very livable for now. Have any of you seen a laundry room inside a guest bath like this before?
And thanks for your thoughts on the wood-panelled room and popcorn ceilings! You all have affirmed my feelings that one must stay and one must go.