I live in a 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom townhouse a few blocks north of Columbia City. I moved back in mid-August and my budget hasn’t really allowed me to decorate. But the extra time in an empty town house has given me some ideas for re-purposing the extra space. Here are my thoughts:
- Grading lounge. The old “office” I used to keep upstairs was too bookish, too deskish, too geared toward keeping every piece of paper that ever appeared in my house. The ‘grading lounge’ will have a couch, a smallish tv, a place to set down a cup of coffee, and a desk big enough for a laptop station or (not “and!”) a stack of papers to grade, and a shredder. This will differ from the living room in that there is no paper allowed in the living room.
- Rehearsal studio. I’ll keep my instruments there, have a computer station for recording, hang sarongs on the wall, Christmas lights, stools and bean bag chairs.
- Dressing Room. I don’t want a bunch of clothes stuffed into a closet and drawers in my bedroom. And why should laundry have to be such an unpleasant, utilitarian experience?
Besides those rooms, I also need a dining table, a living room, and a bedroom. So no, I won’t have space for all those ideas. But I can still have ideas.