Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Photos of inside the mill (progress report)

Good day my friends.  It is HOT, HOT, HOT!  Well here anyways.  We are having a heat wave and I'm not liking it.  It's the humidity that makes it unbearable.  Hope that you are staying cool.  Today I just thought that I'd share a few pictures of our old mill project/renovation. 

As you can see we have a long ways to go.  My hubby just loves every minute of his part in all this.  My part has been planning each floor layout of the bathrooms, closet (yes, I said closet.  It's gonna be a big one!) and the kitchen.  This has been somewhat of a challenge.  I am a very visual person and can picture everything in my mind as I am looking beyond what you are about to look at.

I am only showing a few pictures as not to overwhelm you.  Just keep an open mind when studying these pictures (it helps a lot!).







This picture above is where the main floor (ground level) bathroom is going to be.  It is a rather large one.  Plans are to have a bathtub (old claw foot one), pedestal sink, and toilet in it.  Just love that it will have 2 large windows.  Love natural light and breezes gently coming into each room.  O.k.  Let's check out the next picture.....


In this picture above is another angle shot of same spot (bathroom to be).  The main entryway is over here at the right of this photo after the window.  The rest of this floor is all open.  The kitchen is on the other end of this floor (well, it will be).  Lets move to the next photo shall we....



O.K., this is not a very good photo to explain things to you.  It is on the second floor which will be our bedroom, large bathroom and walk in closet with washer and dryer (laundry room).  We figured that all our cloths are up here anyways, so why not wash the cloths up here to.  Saves us me from hauling washed cloths up 2 sets of stairs.  What you are looking at are a bunch of beams that housed and held gears/shafts/belts for this old mill.  Most of these are being taken down.  The gears are remaining above for nostalgic purposes.  Next picture......




Here in this photo above is the same but at a longer angle shot of the second floor bedroom.  See those planks on the floor to the right of picture?  that is all going to be open atrium from the main floor you will be able to see all the way up.  It is way cool!  (Well it will be).  Anyways, all that side you are looking at will be bathroom, walk in closet and laundry room.  Next....



Another shot of the main floor.  Lots of messes here.  Next.....




Here is a picture of the really cool stairs leading up to the 2nd floor.  They are nice and wide and have 2 windows in this entrance.  Lots of natural lighting again.  Plans are to keep the old stairs.  They are in pretty good shape for as old as they are.  Next......



This picture above is flooring that has been cut out for stairs leading to the basement (family room).  The bathroom wall is behind this as you can see.  Next...



Here is the only inside wall that I am having a huge dilemma with.  On the other side of this wall will is to be part of the kitchen.  I have pondered this spot and think that it will partially come out.  The stove top will be on the other side and am thinking that the middle will be open with shelving on each side.  That way it will all feel more open (even though I am missing out on a great spot to have a huge cupboard here).  And to the right is the stairwell leading up to second floor bedroom.  Next.....




This is  a small part of the kitchen area to be.  It is the grain shoot part of the mill.  See those wooden tubes?  I guess the flour went through there into bags.  I guess we are keeping those there.  The double oven will go in there and shelves will be added between the two shutes/pipes . I wanted the stove top to go in there too, but hubby insisted he wanted to keep those pipes (I know that's not the real name for them).  So I had to give in.  Sometimes you have to do that with your spouse you know.  Next.....




Here above is our 1st pantry (we will be having two).  It will house our refrigerator, microwave, pizza oven and odds and ends, pots and pans. It will also have shelves for whatever.  It is bigger than this picture appears.  See that wall I was talking about?  That is where the stove top is going to be and then there will be another partial island curving inwards (hard to explain) for the sink and breakfast counter.  So far that's the plan anyways.  Next....





Another shot of the pantry and the wall!  Next.....


Another shot of kitchen area...Next.....



 Kitchen area again with the wall (where stove top will be).  Looking into the greatroom. Do you see where "The wall " is?  That beam with more flour shutes, it is where the extended sink and breakfast counter will be.  I sure hope that you can visualize all this as we go.  Next....



And last picture is taken from kitchen area into the great room, entryway, bathroom.  As you can see we have a long ways to go.  I had to laugh....A carpenter that had put the roof and cupula on the mill mad a statement,  "I can have you in this place by fall".....I really find that hard to believe!  Well that's all for now.  Will show more to you later.  Have a great day my friends!

4 comments:

Connie said...

Making progress. Can't wait to see you guys and the Mill House. See you Monday!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Suddenly my projects look simple in comparison. :)

I know your home will be amazing when you're done. I took the video tour of your previous home and was in awe of the beauty of the place. You are a very ambitious couple!

Tammy Woodcock said...

I am new to your blog and I must say I walked in at the right time. What an absolutely fun adventure your on. I love how your taking this ole place and making a home of it. I look forward very much to following along on your journey. How exciting.

I'm having a GIVEAWAY if you and your followers would like to put your name in the mix. Thank you for having me
hugs
Tammy

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Wow! The space has so much potential. I'm looking forward to seeing more progress.