24 Hour Blog Question June 8th

Rory is asking about space in his 24 hour blog questions today.

Very appropriate seeing as we have just converted two larder cupboards to a built in wardrobe!

the questions …

How much quirky space do you have as opposed to practical functional space in your house/home?
Our bungalow has extremely limited space. As Rory says, modern builds tend to cater more to open space than hidey holes, nooks and crannies.  Our kitchen has fitted cupboards, but that’s the only room that does. We didn’t even have a bathroom cabinet until we put one up.
My Dad was very inventive when it came to converting space in their kitchen though. He put in a hinged drop down work top for Mum that joined at right angles to the counter underneath which her twin tub washing machine was kept, and along the back of the drop down was a shelf that housed all her herbs, spices and condiments.
Is it enough or too little or are you a minimalist that doesn’t need too much space – practical or quirky anyway?
Living on a boat was good for us in weeding out what we didn’t need, and got rid of 98% of everything we owned (some things sadly by accident) because we had nowhere, or means, to store it.
When we came here three years later, we had no furniture so there was no worries about where certain things were going to fit.

However, IMO the design of this bungalow does not cater for storage, as it seems to be assumed that cupboards are personal choice and come in flatpacks.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to 24 Hour Blog Question June 8th

  1. Sadje says:

    I think a cupboard is a must. I have lots of built-in ones.

  2. aguycalledbloke says:

    Good answers Di, many thanks – l did wonder if you would answer – as l recall our conversations previous to your days living in the longboat therefore becoming a minimalist is an absolute must 🙂

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