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My wife and I have started a multi-weekend project to improve my studio. Since we live in a fairly small house - changing one thing usually involves changing at least four others. This is no exception! I like to joke that my house is kind of like one of the picture slide puzzles, where you slide the squares all around to make the picture...
So first step was to totally empty my wife's closet, take down the closet organizer stuff in there, she did some caulking and painting while it was (almost) empty, and put it all back together in a different configuration. We did that last weekend and it's all finished except for putting up some shelves (it's surprisingly a small walk in closet - which for the tiny bungalow we live in - it's baffling how a walk in closet was ever added... but hey - the house was added onto twice...someone must've thought it a good idea - and they were right!) Anyway - the shelves are standards and bracket shelving that's currently in my studio. So that part still has to happen and probably a weekend or two away yet.
Tonight we start my closet - which will be a similar take down the closet organizer, put a piece that was previously in Heidi's closet - and put it all back together. Goal is to get the right places for the right stuff in both mine and her closets so that less is out and about in my studio.
Of course, purging of stuff plays a huge part in all this - and it's hard to let go of some stuff. But it's time. We've lived here for twenty years and we've been actively purging, donating, rearranging, rethinking how we use our space for years.
Below is my studio space - totally not to scale. The one on the right might be a little closer to scale - the room is more of a square than a rectangle. Goal is to eventually get to a more acoustically treated room - well, the best I can get to at least.
Once we start getting the massive walls of shelving down - and start pulling stuff out - it'll be easier to "see" for me what can go where.
Drawing updated 3/24/2011 - deleted previous drawings. Each square is 12" - this is "nearly" to scale - it's not perfect - but really close. Added curtain across closet doors and small hallway. Pulled desk from wall - I don't have a desk or a rack that will be going in there yet - I'm looking for one. I want to keep the bass amp in the room - just not sure where it will fit yet. The big fabric chair I really want in there also, but it's becoming problematic.
Drawing updated April 15, 2011: