Making Best Use of the Space Provided
Boat designers are pretty good at making the most of every nook, cranny, and corner. If a space is available it is finished off and given a door.
Last week I showed you how we adjusted the stereo space in the master stateroom into a place for our printer. Underneath that spot is a very large space.
While boat designers have tons of great ideas some of them just don't fit our needs so we use some spaces a little differently than originally intended.
We have a little cabinet on the stairway into the master stateroom. It was originally used for the central vacuum but we use a dust buster instead. So this empty space:
Became the perfect linen closet.
You could say that I only need one set of sheets (the ones currently on the bed) but a girl needs flannel sheets! Remember how cold it got this winter.
The galley has a dedicated space for a coffee maker. They thought of everything -- there is an outlet inside the space.
And the space becomes a spice rack.
When we are underway, a cooling rack and bottle of dish detergent acts as a makeshift cabinet door.
The window wells in the salon could be seen as dead space but they are just the right size for storing my yoga mat.
Or for a cat sunning himself.
Additional StorageWe brought only two pieces of furniture with us onto the boat. Both pieces that made the cut have storage space. My hope chest serves double duty as coffee table and storage.
I'm open to new suggestions. What tricks have you found for making the best use of space in your home?