(apartment) was that, it had a 5 x 6 store. A Raw store. Perfect place to get started to make it our
own.I wanted the store to be a place for holding the extra linens, quilts, suitcases and fancy clothes.
By fancy clothes, I mean the sarees and suits that I only wear at weddings. I am a capri and t-shirt
person at home and shirt and trousers person for office. I know, I know ! Not really Indian outfits.
But I feel comfortable in these and prefer to remain so. Sarees and suits are reserved for weddings or
parties or special occassions. Anyways, coming back to store, For it to be able to store all these
things, we had to plan it properly. Big space for storing quilts, and long space for accommodating
sarees, lots of shelves for linens and extra bathroom stuff. After putting in a lot of thought and
planning, I came up with the following layout :
picture for right side of the store. The store entrance was from the middle and I designed the space to
use the left and right sides and the middle path was for moving. The left side bigger shelves were for
the extra sheets, extra towels, curtains, basically a linen closet. The smaller part with shelves was for
extra toiletries. The middle big portion was for storing the fancy sarees and suits. The bottom shelf
was for shoes. On the bigger portion of right side, we stored the quilts and blankets. The lower portion
was for hubby's suits, jackets.
The portion above the cabinets were
kept open so as to store the suitcases in that area. As first timers, we did not know about what
material to choose and where to go. The carpenter was good but was ignorant of the advanced stuff
that we could have chosen. The overall store turned out to be functional but there were some left out
things which we could not sort out as to how to get those done. The sliding doors never slided
properly because the carpenter did not use the channels, he made the wooden channels which are not
efficient. But, We could store lots of stuff there. In the end, I was really proud of what we could get
from that raw store. Although, I am sure if next time we want to get any such thing done, we will
research it ourselves on internet/market first to know the solution of the problem so that we are not
left with half functioning items.
This story is pre-blog days , So I do not have 'In-progress' photos. Just the completed versions....