Part of the excitement for moving, for me, is the extreme home makeover. Getting the chance to undo all your hard work of organization and design in one home and start somewhere new is my favorite! I took a night class last year about designing your own tiny home. Remember my hippie art commune, Megtopia from the previous post? Well my plan wasn’t great, but learning SketchUp was pretty interesting.
It costs a fortune and honestly I probably wouldnt use it a ton. Certainly not enough to justify the nearly $700US that it costs for the licence. But it does have a one month free trial and thats long enough for me to fully nerd out on reconstructing my dream apartment. You can lay out the design in feet and inches and get pretty exact with your proportions. You can also look up specific items and furniture and drag and drop into your design. It automatically recreates them to the scaled proportions you’ve set, so you get a clear representation of how everyhting will fit together.
While we wait the three long weeks leading up to getting the keys to start painting, SketchUp has been the perfect program to indulge my ideas and keep me busy. You know, like along with packing, and going to the dump, and packing, Value Village, sleeping…
The green wall is the top of the entry stairwell. The desk here will be my puppet fabrication and sewing station. There will be a large white pegboard panel to the left of the desk.
to the right of my sewing station, across the door to the hallway, is my Computer area with shelving for various art supplies. Paint, tools, fetch books, drawing implements etc.
Kitchen view to the right of my computer station. The wall won’t be this purple colour, but more of a deep rainy sky grey.
Directly across from the kitchen will be Stephen’s photography studio. Behind this camera view is my work stations. My sewing and computer area.
This is an arial view of the living room. The door to the top left goes into the top of the entry stairwell. This will remain closed almost permanently. The door just below that where our cat thurston will have his litter area, leads into the hallway and then art studios. Top right is the bedroom entrance.
View of our bedroom.
This will be our record collection and library reading area.
Behind the library reading area, there is this flex space and laundry. This area is separated from the living room/library area buy two half walls. It’s so weird, but I think it adds a nice separation of the spaces, while being able to see the entire space at once. I have some ideas to fill the half wall spaces. That comes later.
This will be the colour of our rear stairwell exit. We will keep shoes, bikes and maybe camping gear here.