Now that I have my construction plans, I am day dreaming about the interior and all the personalization I can do inside. I loved doing that at my house, but for some reason because this new house space is so small, it's even more fun. I'm not going to try too hard to figure that out - I guess maybe because all of the space is going to be so important.
To help me figure out design items, I made a list of storage needs, daily activities, and a shorter list of things I'll need to store elsewhere. This is undoubtedly a list that will evolve over time.
DESIGN NEEDS - ENTRY
hooks outside front door
benches on porch (affixed? probably not)
hook for leashes
hooks for keys
hook for purse
DESIGN NEEDS - KITCHEN
space for trash and recycle
pantry (mason jars on wall?)
space for toaster oven
space for small fridge
two burner stove - hang it up when not in use?
magnetic knife strip on wall
space for dishes, flatware
pull out cutting board?
dog food storage (you laugh, until you see her eat)
DESIGN NEEDS - BATH
toilet (composting or incinerator)
DESIGN NEEDS - LIVINGROOM
space for eating at a table? I don't know..
space for yoga - on a mat
hook in ceiling for yoga in a sling
1-2 windows at dog's eye level
space to work on laptop
space to roll out yoga mat
space to recline with feet up for reading & TV
floor space for dog bed
wall space for heater
|Seriously doesn't your back feel amazing just LOOKING at her??|
DESIGN NEEDS - LOFT
cubbies (?) for items normally found on nightstand
stained glass window (that can open, with a screen)
emergency egress window (skylight or stained glass window)
DESIGN NEEDS - GENERAL
windows to hang stained glass windows that I own
Design secret #1*
Design secret #2*
Where do those pesky propane tanks live??
Think about lighting..
Where does the AC unit go?
STORAGE NEEDS -GENERAL
shelf for recipe boxes - see photo below! Love those things.
cleaning supplies (including broom)
printer, office items, printer paper
paper shredder (if I have room.... maybe a gerbil? don't they shred? KIDDING)
hanging clothes, folded clothes. lingerie, shoes
wall hooks for clothing that's been worn but isn't ready for laundry yet (my mother is laughing now)
wine rack (actually forgot until I saw the photo!)
|These are wooden magazine files. I use them to store recipes and boxes of wax paper, Ziplocs, etc|
EXTERNAL STORAGE (?)
What am I forgetting?
* Yes, I have secrets. No, I'm not telling you! Yet.