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#31 of 35 Old 11-03-2007, 09:32 AM
 
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I'm excited for your little slice of heaven!!! Here are links to Delight's apartments:

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wow... that apartment is lovely...and so airy!

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The roof is peaked so there is about 220 sq ft of "full height" space down the middle and another 200 sq ft of "short" space. The chimney flue unfortunately runs about three feet in from the wall at one end of the "full height" section so we'll need to plan around that. We'll build shelving into the short space but want to keep it open in order to maintain the feeling of space.
I'm not quite "seeing" where the flue is, but I get the peaked roof thing. Your "short" areas are where the roof meets the floor at something like a 45° angle? If so, how about building storage space (basically just built-in cabinets on both sides about a yard high (give or take). That way the angle ends about a yard higher and allows you to put furniture against the walls. And depending on where the flue is exactly you can build the cabinets flush against it, or just round off the cabinets leaving shelves on the ends or build shelves going around the flue.
Here's a very crude sketch of what I mean:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v8...us/storage.jpg
ETA: I didn't mean for the storage areas to end up looking like they are built out of the wall in the flue sketches. My error, but I think you get what I mean . . . hopefully.

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We recently bought an 1880 farmhouse with no closets. It was difficult. To say the least. On Friday of last week, we had a contractor finally complete a small double walk- in closet our bedroom. We simply could not take it any longer! I am not a clothes person, but I do need to find stuff...and now I can. The contractor built a bunch of shelves -- I have my side, dh has his--. I love it. I can find what I need now.

Most of the seasonal stuff is in the basement on racks, and the children have free -standing wardrobes.
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We don't have closets in this old house! We have lots of shelves, though, and mostly I store things in baskets on the shelves to keep them organized. Broom, mop, etc. I keep in a large wooden box with the handles sticking out.

Clothing is in dressers or on hooks.

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