Inside of Grandma’s House – Unfinished

This post is for my mom as I don’t want to send this many pictures as attachments.  : )  This is so she can plan on where to put her kitchen, etc….  There are a lot of pictures so it might get a little boring – except to my mother.  : ) The side entrance that will go to our house. Hallway to bathroom and bedroom.The front of the house. I was thinking of putting the kitchen in the right hand corner but someone had a better idea for where to put the kitchen. Maybe she can have her dining room table where Elisabeth is and sitting room on the other side.This would make a good kitchen area. Ten feet by six and a half or so. Pup, you’re pretty!  Sitting area…  Kitchen area again. The windows are a bit lower than standard so it might be hard to put a sink under the window. Lots of room on these two walls though.   Big bathroom… They forgot to put a doorway from her bedroom to the bathroom right next to Elisabeth. We can have that done as we proceed.  The toilet can go somewhere over there, maybe under the window and washer and dryer stacked in the corner to the left.  The shower will go here.  The washer and dryer (stackable), and bathroom sink will go along that wall.  Grandma’s room, a very comfortable size.  We’ll put a bathroom door near Pup, here.  Two bedroom windows overlooking a new garden in the backyard that is plowed and ready to go this Spring.  Water heater will go in the corner in a closet (or separate closet next to the main closet).  The same wall…  Bedroom doorway…  Down the hallway from her bedroom. She wants flat ceilings.  Looking through the bathroom to the kitchen area… 

The side door again. Pup is ready to get out of here so she can continue her game of Hide and Seek with her siblings. I used her in the pictures for perspective of the size of rooms and walls. Nice sitting area, unless Grandma wants a kitchen over here.  … or we can do sitting area here.  Nice and open towards our house. She can see the kids playing or working with Dad.  This is where I had originally thought of putting the kitchen when I shared it would be small, Mom.  A nice window in the hallway. We wanted lots of natural light. A nice, wide hallway too. I could see her putting up a couple of pretty pictures here.  She only paid $14,000 for this structure from here:   https://www.backyardportablebldgs.com/

Grandma’s House

My mother’s house is here. I have some pictures of the process to the arrival of the house the other day. Now it will be time to work on the inside.Lots going on here…

Preparing for the pouring of the foundation. A local Amish family business putting down the foundation.

This walkway will go to the backside of the house where we will have a nice ramp installed to the side door. Here comes the concrete…   And this little Pup wanted her picture taken.      Scraping it to make it smooth…  Once the concrete poured, they worked hard and steadily without a break until it was all set… 2-3 hours or so. Now for the walkway…  Felty’s wife here, we talked for a while. She is the sweetest woman, she looks very peaceable here. I could tell that she liked me as much as I liked her. I love meeting new people here in Missouri. They are one of a kind. 

Finishing up… Mother and daughter working together.     After the concrete was dry, the kids and a hired neighbor with a tractor came to put back some of the dirt around the house to level it.  The house came last Tuesday. I kept looking out the window until I saw it coming down the street.  I loved it and the colors right away. We did a good job! They did a good job!  Mom’s two bedroom windows, bathroom window and living room/dining/kitchen…  

It looked funny and out of place when Mom’s house was parked in the street. The twins laughed about it.     Here, he’s moving the house with a fork lift type of machinery. See the wheels on the other side?

Putting it in place…The front door.

Now we have skirting to put around it, a front porch, side porch with ramp, interior…  The paint here is Sherwin Williams – Herbal Wash for the house and Cottage Cream for the Trim. There’s much more to do, I’ll update as we continue.