After a nearly month long hiatus (where has the time gone?!) I’m stopping in for an update.
Brad and I have been doing a lot of thinking lately—discussing some important issues, making big decisions. One of these decisions is our housing situation.
We’ve been considering moving back to California to be closer to my family for quite some time. Visiting them once or twice a year really isn’t enough… it’s difficult. Very tough on my parents. But we love Florida… we love our friends, our home, the weather, places to go, cost of living… everything. We are happy here.
In the end, we decided to stay here for now.
With that decision comes sacrifice, however. My business is expanding, and our house isn’t. We need more space.
As much as I’d love to start house hunting for the perfect new home with everything we need, it just wouldn’t make sense for us to buy another house with our future living situation up in the air.
So we’re working with what we’ve got—time to get creative. Here’s the problem: I need a new printer. Not just a printer… but a printer:
My tiny office is already bursting at the seams, so there’s absolutely no room for this 74″ wide beast of a machine.
I suppose I could pay $700 a month and rent a studio somewhere for my office space, but that arrangement just isn’t for me. There are times when things come up at night and I need to be at my printer to take care of rush orders, for example. I need to be able to easily access my equipment for my own sanity. And also, I just love being at home, and I worked hard to get here so I should be able to enjoy that freedom.
While racking my brain trying to come up with a solution, Brad suggested we switch our master bedroom and office spaces.
would become this:
and vice versa.
Sounds kinda crazy… especially considering our master closet and bathroom is attached to our room, but you gotta do what you gotta do, right?
Luckily, our master bedroom is just the right size to comfortably fit everything I need for the office.
Here’s the plan:
Note: these aren’t the exact proportions, it’s just a visual representation.
One major thing lacking from my current office is desk space, especially since now I’ll be printing my own posters.
I currently have three of these Vika desks from Ikea: