The back entrance to our home was actually enclosed when it was added on in the late 40's and it had a LOT of glass block. Therefore there was no window above the kitchen sink and the back hallway was narrow and dark.
A look at the mud room from the dining room. The pantry was to the right of the ladder on the back side of the hole. Straight ahead past the ladder is the wall of the half bath. The pile of debris on the floor is actually a wall we tore out in the dining room.
This is Zeke. He was looking for a new place to live Monday through Thursday while he worked at Jerome Cheese. His family was in Boise and he couldn't afford the extra rent. We told him he could live with us if he helped with demolition. I'm not sure he REALLY knew what he was getting himself into but he stayed a few months and was a HUGE help! We started referring to him as "son" and would give him curfews etc. He has since moved on from Jerome Cheese but he does keep in touch so it must not have been too bad!
The new entrance .
The room now is wide open and an antique cabinet serves as the pantry. To the left of the door is a set of cabinets and coat rack that I designed and Wayne installed. But the best part of the room is the floor. It is made of Big Leaf Maple which we had made from the dead trees we cut down out front by the road.
I think it was a good decision to remove the half bath after all. However Anyone want to buy a new vanity, granite slab and over the toilet cabinet for cheap?