Looking into the living room from the front door. Mike's using the laptop on the couch, don't mind him. :)
the far wall - windows and love seat
Largeish storage closet on the right there...we fit a bookshelf into it for more storage, but it's still crammed full. The biggest offenders are 2 of our kitchen table chairs that just wouldn't fit in the kitchen. We have a window in our closet, which amuses me. That huge bag is Mike's hockey equipment, which sadly does not have a home yet. There is a guitar and amp living in the corner of the couch.
Looking back towards the front door and the bathroom. There was no room for a big Christmas tree, so I decorated the fake ficus. We have a shoe basket sitting next to the tree.
The chair and our teeny tiny Christmas tree! You can't see it but there is a big guitar stuffed in the corner. The CD rack will get CDs on it soon, they are still in a box.
the "action" wall, lol - books are stacked double and there are more on the way
looking into the kitchen
This is the same wall as the windows/loveseat in the other room. That thing next to the shelving is a portable dishwasher that hooks up to the sink. We just roll it out when we want to eat at the table. It's a little annoying, but better than washing dishes by hand. The shelves contain all the electrical appliances, the tea, and the foil/saranwrap/plastic baggies/etc. There is not enough cabinet space for all of our stuff either, so all of our pantry food is in a basket under the kitchen table.
those shelves should be on the wall (at which point the plates will go on them, and we'll move some overflow from the big shelves into where the plates are now)
Look at all the stuff on top of the fridge! We have all the cooking oil and snacks up there. I hung my apron on the fridge on a hook. We were so strapped for space with our kitchen stuff that I put stuff on top of the cabinets.
We finagled some extra space by getting a magnetic knife strip and a mountable paper towel holder. I want to put the fruit in a hanging basket (we have a hook over the kitchen table), but I haven't found a basket that will fit where the hook is.
This is all my counter space right here!!! Unbelievable!!!
Looking into the bathroom. The door on the left is the linen closet.
Bathroom - there's a mirror above the sink that is also a medicine cabinet. We have a window in our shower, which I find amusing.
Looking into the bedroom. We are storing a lot of stuff in boxes under the bed! The clothes hamper is just to the left of my bedside table.
Mike's desk area and his closet
Eliz's desk area and closet. I've got lots of weird stuff in my closet - my keyboard, an easel...
a very untidy bookshelf - nowhere to put that stuff in the box on the floor yet
Just to give you an idea of how much space we had to work with! I hate that the suitcase is on the top shelf, but we have nowhere else to put it.