|A last glimpse at the couch and dinette seating|
With the couch removed and a recliner in its place, now I have room to put the kitchen cart in the newly opened area. This provides a nice cool granite stone in the window for the cats on those hot sticky days and best of all, I don't have to move it when we relocate!
It also hides all those cords and extensions that ran all over the place, as well as the oven rack and step stool. Finally things are falling into place.
I hung on to these three collapsible storage cubes because I just knew they'd come in handy some day...and they finally did.
They are lined up behind my chair and serve as storage for surplus supplies, a lounger for the cats (it's always about the cats) and a charger station for my tablet, Kindle and new phone. Did I mention that in the midst of all this remodel work that my phone died? Now I get to learn all the new features of this phone....I just can't keep up!
By having my chair in this spot, the cats food dish are finally in a location that protects them from being stepped on. The water bowl is on the floor of the co-pilot area out of the foot traffic. Left Brain really loves this, as they were both directly in his path before. Since the chair swivels, I can actually enjoy the view outside this large window now.
|I took this as a sign that the changes we were making were meant to be.|
The little narrow shelf that was behind the couch needs a little decorative touch to hide the braces, but is too handy to remove. It also provides a cat-walk from the granite counter top to the desk. You know how cats hate having to actually walk on the floor.
Now I can actually access the upper cabinets where the food is stored, without having to stand on the couch. Same thing for the former bench dinette side...I could never get close enough to reach things without crawling over the furniture.
Long Live the Queen of the Window View