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December 28th, 2008
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Buglet's Room, Draft #3

Buglet's Room, Draft #3
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Testing furniture layouts... all to scale...

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From:orikes13
Date:December 29th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
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Changing table? Those little things do tend to fill up diapers on a frighteningly regular basis. It's always good to have a place to deal with the "GAH! HOW DID THAT COME OUT OF YOU!?!? YOU DON'T EVEN EAT REAL FOOD!" messes.

I'm guessing that the shelves will serve in place of a toybox? Little pull out buckets and baskets work wonderfully from what I've seen. :)

What's the 'Granpa Chair'? :)
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From:jengagne
Date:December 29th, 2008 11:53 am (UTC)
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Wow, somebody actually read this post and thought about it!! I mainly posted this for my own reference and to show my mom. XD

The chest of drawers has changing table room and edges to keep one of those foam changing pads put on top. Of course I'll watch her like a hawk to make sure she doesn't squirm off. And there's always the floor. ;)

Yeah, if we're still in this apartment when she gets old enough, we'll unload books from those shelves and start binning up toys.

The mystery chair is DH's grandfather's old chair. It's SO delightfully horrible -- it's a round swivel chair upholstered in this olive-green floral-patterned velour. I'll have to take a picture of it for you sometime. :D

The yellow table has leaves which are down in this view, so it takes up very little space (whew!) That's another piece of ancient furni which I really want to keep, so I'm glad it fits into this draft.
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From:orikes13
Date:December 29th, 2008 06:41 pm (UTC)
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Dude! Of course I looked! It was a floorplan! The majority of my freetime and spare braincells are spent playing sims and a good third of my time in there is designing houses and laying them out. I'm addicted to that type of thing!

The chair sounds awesomely horrible. :) Yay for scary heirlooms!
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From:jengagne
Date:December 29th, 2008 06:54 pm (UTC)
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Oh... true. Yeah, floorplans are definitely fun that way! You should've seen all the spreadsheets and diagrams I worked out with twoflower before we zoned out our Second Life island for commercial space vs. renters, where all the lots would be, rights of way, etc. :)

... oh we are all such geeks...

I seriously need to trick you into trying Second Life. It's like a giant frickin' dollhouse, I tell you.
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From:delfina
Date:December 29th, 2008 05:24 pm (UTC)
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I was going to make a comment about the changing table, too, til I clicked. (Yeah, I was on holiday, so behind on the flist.) I think you need a bigger trash bin. Actually, I think you need to add one of those odorless diaper trash bins in addition to a regular trash bin.

Also, your design is pretty... well, I understand having everything shoved against the wall to make more space in the center of the room, but I think it might be nice if you took that changing table and put it at a diagonal to the wall, with the diaper bin behind it, so it's hidden. Plus it adds a bit more interest to the room.
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From:jengagne
Date:December 29th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
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That "trash" space is a foot wide (between the dresser and the wall) so it could be anything really. We'll work something out.

I could put it at an angle but the diaper bin has to be easily grabbable/accessible, eh? Putting it behind the dresser could become rather problematic when dumping in a diaper (whoops missed!) or needing to haul it out to empty it (heavy...) Also I don't remember if the dresser has shelves on top or not.

I mean, this room is tiny... I'd rather not chew up any more space than necessary.
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From:erlik
Date:December 31st, 2008 06:10 am (UTC)
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I second that odorless diaper trash bin. Just make sure you have extra batteries (if it needs is) and charcol cartridges (again if it needs those too). It's amazing what comes out of both ends of these little mushi-kun.

To be honest, we thought about the changing table and opted for the changing sheet on the bed instead. It's so much easier when you can angle the kid which ever way you want at a level you want. Even the floor is acceptable. You learn to do that when you are out somewhere and there IS no changing table. The only downside is a possibility of this. =)
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From:jengagne
Date:December 31st, 2008 11:43 am (UTC)
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Don't worry, I'm sure Diaper Genie is on the list. ;) Yeah, we have a porta-change pad too. There's no bed in there so options are pretty limited as it is. We'll work it out eventually whether we prefer the floor or there or the table or what, I'm sure...

Heh, gotta show that video to my hubby. :D
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