This house is only 90 square metres (970 square foot) and it only has three bedrooms and one bathroom. It does have three metre wide decks on three sides of the house, so that has given us more 'living' space, but we knew we would be looking at expanding the house as soon as we could.
One of the reasons to extend is to give me an area to sew in. Hubby promised a dedicated space when we moved out of the apartment and into here - it was one of my conditions for settling for a smaller place. In the meantime, I've been squeezing into the corners:
|My machine takes up one corner of the living room|
We've (well, really it's been newly retired Hubby doing all the work with executive design decisions by me) filled in one of the decks on the side of the house and have created a fourth bedroom, another w.c and a new entrance way.
|The new entrance looking right through the new bedroom to the other side of the house.|
|I'm looking out from what used to be my front door to the new entrance way and the new w.c.|
|And the new bedroom, awaiting paint and flooring.|
Which gets me to the point of this post. I get to takeover his old bedroom for my studio, which means I get to plan my studio layout!
This messy bedroom will be my new space. I didn't clean up, I'm sure you all know what teenage boy's rooms are like!
It's 2.25 metres wide and 4.2 metres long. The windows run the whole length of the front wall, so two whole walls are taken up with glass - good for light, but not great for storage solutions. And in here, I want to fit my:
- HQ Sweet Sixteen machine and table,
- my Bernina 440 on my Sew-ezi table,
- a big wardrobe type cupboard for fabric,
- a cutting surface, an ironing surface
- and a design wall.