If you’ve been following for a while, you already know we’ve been chipping away at the pool house, which happens to be the biggest room in this house. What started as a leaky, water stained dated room is slowly starting to come together.
This year, we ripped out the old fiberglass ceiling sheeting and painstakingly installed individual tongue and groove pine planks.
To create the light, bright atmosphere we’re after, we then stained the large beams and painted the ceiling white.
While already a huge improvement, the rest of the room still needs serious TLC, but today I’m focusing on the plan for this little offshoot area. What was a wet bar, separated from the main room by three steps, will become a small kitchen.
Work started in this spot four or so years back, when we discovered the raised platform was completely unnecessary.
For better flow, we demolished the platform, then lowered the door and window to create a seamless transition from inside to out.
Today, it looks like this, with the back deck directly through that door:
Those floating white boxes represent the future range and sink. We’ll have to reroute the drain pipe that drops into the concrete to be able to center the range on the wall.
Something kind of like this:
Or maybe this is a better visual:
Before our kitchen remodel, but after we had already purchased the cook top and double ovens, Ben found a 48 inch DCS range with tall backguard on Craigslist for $1,500. Normal retail price is around $7,000 plus around $800 for the backguard. Before this amazing find, we planned to add a 30 inch range, which would have cost around $1,500 so this was a huge score.
We’ll center the range, with a custom-built vent hood cover and an open shelf or two above. Seeing as we’ve loved the stainless steel counters in our master bath and laundry room, we’re going that route again here. A small bar sink will go off to the right, but we’re debating whether or not to add a stainless steel back splash from the counter to the shelf.
Over on the other side is an angled wall, with a five foot wide window in each section.
The plan includes building benches below, with hinged tops for pool toy, floatie, etc., storage inside. A pair of sconces will flank the window, with a table and chairs for a little place to hang out or eat a snack.
Just this weekend, we stocked up on our sheeting to cover the walls, hoping we can start hanging it soon! Where do you fall on the one or two shelves? How about the stainless back splash?