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My Bedroom-cum-Guest Room

So now I am trying to figure out what to do with my room to make it useful not just for me but also for relatives on vacation.  See, our home happens to be used as pseudo-ancestral home for my mother’s side of the family.  Although they were born and had lived most of their lives on the other island, my grandparents died in our home. Well, my grandmother had an attack in my room and died the next day in the hospital. While my grandfather died in my brother’s room. While my grandmother was buried in the island she lived most of her life, she was reburied in my city when my grandfather died some years ago.  With this reason, plus my mother being the eldest of the children, our home became, what we like to call, ancestral home…but of course it might never be as this home has never (yet) produced descendants ha ha…

At any rate, with Christmas vacation nearing, relatives might decide to pop in for the holidays.  This always become sort-of a problem since, considering that we are family-oriented, hotels or inns for vacationers will always be a no-no. No matter how small the house is, everybody should fit in the house…like sardines in a small tin can.

My father never provided a guest room when he designed the house. He always say, “When they come, just throw sleeping mat and pillows at them and let them find a space in the living room!” Well, we used to do that – throw mattress, sleeping bags, tents, pillows at them, and I join them in sleeping in the living room, or sometimes in the pitched tent at the lawn. But, the living room now has been rendered useless. Meaning, instead of humans living in that room, other inhuman beings are already making it as their habitat. If we disturb these being’s habitat, they might get wild and attack our vacationers.  The reason why I need to remodel my room to accommodate relatives when they are in the city.

Anyways, as I am trying to figure out how I’ll remodel and refurnish my small room, before I purchase new bed/s and repaint the wall, I’d like to see how it looks like now (more or less) and how it should have been according to my late father’s plan.

In the present, I have decided to place both my sister’s and my bed side-by-side to make it bigger. They are single beds and are really useful if my aunt come for an overnighty. However, a single bed is not good for me anymore. Several months ago, I woke up with half of my body outside the bed. I have to admit, that bed was for when I was still a kid…and I am not going to be the same size as I was before.  Therefore, a larger bed must be in the budget.

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As I was trying to imagine how I’ll renovate my room to be converted to guest room when needed {{{while I sleep on the floor in my mother’s room}}}, I tried to recall how my father really wanted it when we were younger. My father had always emphasized a particular picture in the magazine of how he wished our room should be arranged.

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Perhaps, by comparing his dream and the current set-up, I can eventually decide what I really want about it…I might extend the room to make it larger – depending on availability of funds.

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note: the reality of the current set-up is…it is extremely messy with books and laundry *sigh*

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Posted by on November 7, 2016 in RoomSketcher

 

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New Addiction: RoomSketcher

I should have been an architect or an engineer. I am happier designing homes, arranging towns, measuring this or that than any of my jobs now. But then, I believe I’ve made the right path because with the stress and anxiety at work, I can choose to play architect or engineer to recharge my day.

When there is so much chaos in my mind from providing healthcare services or bookkeeping work, I can end the day sitting in front of my computer arranging furniture or designing rooms. It’s as if I am telling that part of my chaotic brain to arrange itself. Because as soon as I am done, I can already rest properly…forgetting the stress and anxieties of the day.

For the past months to almost a year now, I am engrossed with Township by Playrix. I sometimes visit Habbo, but without my friends, and I mean my mature friends, there anymore, my interest waned.  With Township app in my tab, I can lie in bed and play until I fall asleep.

One day last month, however, I woke up and I feel like sketching small houses. So I grabbed my pencil and scratch pads as I used to do and design all the way. I sketched and sketched and threw them all in the trash. I love reading house plans. I am always amazed at how clever it is for architects and engineers to arrange electric circuitry, or to position furniture to conceal this and that.  I want to draw for myself, but I am no good in rendering beautiful homes. I can arrange things efficiently but I am bad in drawing something beautiful. I know what I want in, let’s say, a storage bench, but I am definitely poor in drawing it to make it look like a storage bench. And this reminds me of The Little Prince with a drawing of the elephant inside the boa constrictor and showing a hat instead he he…I would have that kind of drawing myself for a simple storage bench that grown-ups who are in the Age of Unbelieving would then advise me to stop sketching, as it happened before.

I need help then!

Of course, Google came into mind. So I searched for sketching house plans.  One of the first that appeared is roomsketcher.com.  I tried it…and now I am addicted!!!

Although limited because I won’t spend yet for upgraded subscription, but it has helped me with my interests. I thought of exploring other similar sites, but when I found out that it’s produced from a Scandinavian country, Norway I suspect, I am quite secured that this is just like Habbo, and will therefore stick to it while it still serve my purpose.

Meanwhile, here are some photos of my imaginations…

 

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These are my current imaginations for the 2 empty lots beside and behind my family’s home. Waiting to win the lotto to make these all come true.  So while it’s impossible to win as I do not gamble, I will keep on dreaming until the lot owner will finally build their own dreams he he….

 

 
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Posted by on November 2, 2016 in RoomSketcher, Township

 

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