The Yakima Maker Space is an energetic center of creativity and ingenuity here in our community and we found a fun way to use the space yesterday by taping a full scale floor plan on the floor. After a week of sketching on graph paper, the ability to see and walk through our proposed life size floor plan was a really helpful exercise.
Some notes about our current layout:
We want to have actual stairs to the loft rather than having to climb up and down a ladder every day, plus they will double as storage (underneath) for our clothes and other things. Because we spend a lot of time in the kitchen, love to cook and intend to have full appliances we have provided for a large kitchen that is similarly laid out to our small but very functional kitchen in our current apartment. A fixed peninsula that aligns with the edge of the loft will have storage below and function as our most important multi-use surface above. It will be used for meal prep, dining room table, office desk, social surface, etc… We will custom build a24” x 80” “couch” that is situated directly under a large picture window and provide storage below. A full size 3’ glass door will double as our entry and another large window and we also plan to have a full 3’x3’ shower in the bathroom, although seeing how much space this occupies in our full size floor plan was the biggest surprise.
All in all though, our “tiny home” felt rather big, and the excitement is building!