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Display Name: Frankie Elmquist
Member Since: 3/3/14

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Great Post! Thanks Adrienne. I recently used recommendation #2 for a client's studio apartment in Chelsea. I suggested creating a bed nook using industrial BnZ shelving to create the 3/4 height "walls". The client was skeptical at first because the space was so small it was hard to visualize. I laid it out using RoomSketcher so the client could see it would work. It was such a success! Not only did it effectively create rooms and provide some privacy, she gained so much needed storage!


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4/7/14 06:00 AM

Brilliant! Looks totally Scandinavian.


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3/26/14 10:22 AM

I love that nook. And the pull down screen- brilliant. Nice job James!


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3/26/14 09:36 AM

I love to cook and entertain so #2 appeals to me. Guests and family always gravitate into the kitchen. I like how the floating island creates a place for them to be apart of the action without being in the cooks space. The big island will be so useful for processing all the great yield you are going to get from the garden! Consider adding a vegetable sink if it's feasible. Consider re-introducing your desk idea at the bookcase in the south corner of the kitchen. Alternately, a cozy window seat could also work here below the window and be useful next to the garden entry.

I also like the dining table in the corner, where the view is and that it can function as a game table in the evening because it's open to the living room.

You might want to try an online floor planner like RoomSketcher to try out your different ideas. Whichever plan you choose, it looks like a great project in the making.

Happy designing!


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3/26/14 09:33 AM

Whoa. Great redo! Who knew what lurked under that ubiquitous Ikea brown finish.


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3/21/14 10:45 AM

Love this post. I learned the 1 soapy sponge technique living with a super-fastidious ex and I'm still using it 15 years later! Some take-aways are good ;D During my recent move to Oslo, I tried Idea 1 and cut our dishes and glasses back to one matching set of 8. It not only has made DW and sink stacking easier- it also makes me smile everytime I open the cabinet- Simple is good! Love Idea 5- that's next. Thanks!


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3/3/14 10:38 AM