As I am creating my first blog I am thinking what to say, what to say. The first is always the toughest, but alas I have found it! My friend Erin posed the question how to maximize space in a small room. I thought and I thought of what to talk about, what to show and it came to me!
We've all been there before, a small space and no room, a 8x10 room with no potential for beautiful and functional design. Well it doesn't have to be the case anymore. I think the Japanese have gotten it down pat. Take for example this Cell Brick Home built by Japanese Architect Yasuhiro Yamashita. Mr. Yamashita creates homes that are no larger than the width of a parking space and does so beautifully.
I say no more having to bend and contort your body certain ways to get to your place of solace. No more having to hit your foot on the bottom of the computer desk as you're trying to reach for your remote. My solution, lets take to the WALLS! Lets take to the CLOSET! Lets take to the FLOOR!
Now if you have a desktop computer just take note of how deep it is and be mindful of that. You still need to leave yourself room for your mouse and keyboard, amongst other things. If you're similar to me you can accomplish all these projects on your own, but remember to get a leveler! Nothing is worse than putting holes in your wall that you have to spackle because your shelving came out crooked. Same goes for your closets.
To the readers with the same situation as Erin don't be afraid of designing to what you like, don't be afraid to exit that comfort zone either. How are you going to know what you like unless you try? Hate putting things on the wall in a small space then minimize what's in the room. No bulky furniture, no extra large computer desks or filing cabinets, the simpler with a twist the better I say. Enjoy your Tuesday everyone!