Q: I am moving out of the city soon to a studio cabin on a horse ranch, and am very excited! My problem is the layout. It's about 12 feet by 30 feet, with atrium doors opening outwards at each end, and one side is completely taken up (in order) by a tiny bathroom, water heater, kitchen sink with about a foot and a half of counter space and a few cabinets underneath, tiny stack-able washer and dryer, full size fridge, and an apartment sized stove. It has just enough room on the other side of the stove for a small table and chairs.
It has no closets (not much of a problem for me, as I don't have much stuff), and there are windows EVERYWHERE, which let in a ton of light, but don't leave much room for anything on the walls. The ceilings aren't high enough for a loft bed, so i was considering a futon. Unfortunately, I don't have pictures as it won't be ready for a couple of months (there is a current tenant), so I attached a quick mock-up I made in paint that should give a fairly good visual — not to scale as I don't have exact measurements. It is a railroad-style studio, and with the doors at both ends I am stumped as to where to put everything, like a television (I don't have one yet, so it looks like I'm going flat screen). Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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