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Shoshana Bloom

I am in a rental flat which makes things a bit harder. We need to redo kitchen sinks which are stained and chipped white enamel which is. It so difficult but just needs to be done


Then there is the sun room. I just sold the owners old furniture after they gave permission and I am on the 8 th floor with an amazing view facing west hence the sun room and have the most beautiful sunsets every night never the same. So I just do not know how to furnish the room which is a very odd size and does not have one wall - really. It has a sliding glass door to the lounge and a massive sliding glass door to the outside with a railing no balcony and the third wall is a pocket door to our bedroom. The fourth wall is built in cupboards. Very useful. Thank you all for your advice. I have been saving pictures to Houzz and will go through them and edit. We know we want a small table and two chairs so we can eat and watch the view and maybe two loungers or a double one if it can fit. Seems I will have to get in a designer to work out the best use of the space. Sounds like I will be going window shopping in the next two weeks to get ideas of what is out there and maybe get a better idea.

   
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Barbara Simoes

What are the dimensions and what is your climate? The big question would be how do you envision using the room? Being it's beyond your bedroom, do you feel comfortable entertaining in it? Is there a time of day that you want to use it more than other times? Evening glasses of wine? office? Reading--(couch or recliner?) crafting? Extra storage? A work area could double as eating space and entertaining. In my room, I plan to have kitchen cabinets back-to-back with a formica slate top, which will be on castors so that it can be moved as usage dictates: I plan to be using it for all of the above. Breakfast /dinner nook-- (patio type furniture or formal dining chairs?) Exercise equipment or place to do yoga/exercise? Flooring stays or goes? Area rugs? Once you list all the ways you want to use the space and the seasons you can be in it, I think a lot of your decisions will fall into place. I found that I needed to build my room from the floor up and that helped me with each next decision, but if you're renting, you probably don't want to do a thorough remodel. An area rug of your choosing might be a starting point, though. Do you want it to coordinate with the bedroom space/ other rooms or will it be more independent? Are you a plant person? What are your dreams and can you make some of them work in this space?...I wish I could..._____? For me, I always wanted a sauna (which I can disassemble and move, should I ever want to) so that was a big place to start for me. The room was planned around that. Do a search on houzz and Pinterest using terms that will get you what you want: balcony, sunroom, rooms with a view, or whatever you want this room to fulfill and then save and sort like you plan to do. Just keep asking what else do I want this room to accomplish? Most of all, have fun and keep a flexible thought process. Good luck; post pics if you can!

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As a designer myself, when dealing with a client with a spouse, I usually prefer to have both individuals contributing their opinion and ideas to the project from the very beginning. This way I ensure there is no constant back and forth once the project is underway, which might delay the expected completion time of the project and lead to more costs, and possibly a strain in the relationship between them as a couple, as well as on our working relationship.

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