Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Looking Toward the Big Move

In just over a month Ben and I will be making many trips between where we live now and our new home -- we must have a few thousand boxes of stuff and furniture enough for a small hotel (well, that might be an exaggeration, but you get the idea). Here is our new floor plan. I have been arranging furniture in my mind for the past week and there are so many options that we won't actually decide anything until we start getting stuff over there. We had to laugh during our initial visit to the new complex. The not too bad looking young man showing us the units made several mentions of "roommate" situations -- particularly with reference to the second bedroom. We decided not to burst his bubble of innocence or ignorance, but we thought, "Boy, have you got it wrong!" But back to the unit itself. See that area on the first floor called "dining area"? Well if one has a small and narrow table maybe it would work as what it is labelled. However, I am playing with several ideas for that space. We have two antique wooden arm chairs that I think would make a great reading nook with the addition of our antique round side table. Or we could put a TV there (that's what they say a lot of residents do), but I don't think I want a TV in the Living Room. Then of course, we could do a wall of bookcases (God knows we have enough books to fill it), but that would mean having to buy bookcases. We could leave it empty (what a novel idea). Your thoughts on this "odd" and somewhat useless (or somewhat versatile) area are welcome. Anyway, it will be a fun experience setting up housekeeping - again!

4 comments:

Lemuel said...

I'm not sure what you should do with that dining area, but I would be eyeing up the second bedroom as a reading nook/office/get-away space. It looks to be in a quiet part of the house.

Ur-spo said...

I don't envy you another move but I am glad to see you both moving to something new/good.

Peter said...

I know it's the easy way to plan everything in straight lines. Why don't you put the furniture at an angle, same goes for the bedroom, why are beds planned against a window [just for fresh air?]

Karen said...

you could make book shelves from bricks and boards, maybe from a salvage place...i always thought those are more interesting than that ikea sort...i love the idea of a wall of books, being a librarian.