I built a Tiny Russian Village Kitchen (TRV)

Could spend many hours talking over politics, life and friendship at a place like this…

Yesterday was a big day…

I had thought long and hard about changing things around. I realized that things had to finally become ours & well, I built a kitchen in Nikolai’s home…

I still have to get a hot water tank, a stove installed and a few final touches done, but it is done. Took me all day and lots of work…

You will find that it is very authentic Russian. Even down to the stools at the table and the look of slanted when even everything is leveled. The floor of the room is slanted badly….typical for addition rooms on a village home. This caused me issues to say the least and I had to be religious with the level to make sure everything was actually level to the world…

Even the kitchen table is two inches propped up on the window side to make it level. Many of these old porches turned to rooms are slanted intentionally to drain water fast. There is at least a three inch drop from right to left in the picture. It is all solid, just intentionally made that way….set a ball on the floor and it quickly rolls to the left against the window walled side…

This is what I started with and above is what I ended up with…

Today it will rain. I will lay out the plans for building a wall inside. I am going to block off half of the back room and make a storage area out of the back half and a mudroom out of the part that the backdoor enters. As with the kitchen, I will layout what I desire and try to envision what I want. Then I will build that wall. Maybe think today, move supplies and start tomorrow. It all counts on what I see, feel and desire…

I am trying to understand the design, partaking to trying to make a false wall with a door, but the door is not very visible to the wandering eye, yet usable on a daily basis…

I also have to think about moving a large refrigerator to mom’s home. By myself it will be a job, I no longer can just grab the thing and carry it like I could when younger. I found a large dolly and I think it will do the job. I just have to get it out of the home and across bumpy ground to mom’s home…

The refrigerator above is the one of four we have that will stay in Nikolai’s home. It works good….the one I will move is even better and really works good. Mom comes first…

Therefore, I will do a bunch of thinking and move wood supplies between homes today and the as we always say in Russia, “Zavtra” завтра- tomorrow….is another day and I will see if that day is the day I build a wall…

By the way, Have a nice day… (Кстати, хорошего дня.)

WtR

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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