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16 June 2003 @ 11:57 am
apartment stuff  
According to Home Architect, the apartment is actually 430 square feet. The bay windows add a surprising amount of space.

I've been trying to figure out what to do about my desk. I really like having my desk facing a window, so I can rest my eyes by occasionally watching the outside. The big window in the bedroom unfortunately faces only the very unattractive wall of the next-door house, so the the place to put the desk would be facing the small slanted window, which does give a view of the street.

Unfortunately, that wall is also the logical place to put the bed; I like sun in the morning because it helps me wake up, and the bed is low enough to fit under the bay window and thus leave more wall space in the room for bookshelves and cabinets.

So even though I love my huge desk, I'm thinking of abandoning it, and trying to build a desk into the corner. Get a custom-cut piece of heavy plywood or pressboard, get some brackets that will hook over the window sill on one side and use a 2-drawer file cabinet for the rest on the other side.

It's a tight fit; probably I should make a model out of cardboard and see if the chair will still fit between it and the bed.
I'd forgotten how often we saw Magrittecolubra on June 16th, 2003 12:20 pm (UTC)
what about putting the desk facing away from the bay window in the bedroom- and hanging a very large mirror over it so as to present the view of the outside?
Lauratavella on June 16th, 2003 12:33 pm (UTC)
That would be an excellent idea if the bay window didn't face the other building, the only decent view is sideways. Hmm, though it does bring up the possibility of having the desk face the wall next to the window, and then tucking the bed in on the wall that has the sliding doors. I shall have to play around with the program and see how it fits.
I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte: aaaaaaaaahcolubra on June 16th, 2003 12:36 pm (UTC)
I occasionally am thmart.
Okay, this was really occasioned by me laying in bed this morning, looking at a mirror leaning against the wall, and thinking "I REALLY should hang that mirror of grandma's up again; it's been sitting there for frigging months..."
Karenkaren51 on June 19th, 2003 07:47 pm (UTC)
It seems to me...
...that you should give up on having all the furniture in front of the window.

I'd put the desk in front of the window and the bed on the other wall. How much darker can that side of a 225 sq foot room be?

Unfortunately, I really need to be in a room to get a good sense of where the furniture should be...

Lauratavella on June 20th, 2003 11:26 pm (UTC)
Re: It seems to me...
Well, the idea is to leave the other wall open for lots and lots of shelves and cabinets.
Lauratavella on June 21st, 2003 12:14 am (UTC)
Re: It seems to me...
Though if you want to sleep on my couch while you are here, you can give advice as to how to arrange things :)