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.