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mzimmermann's picture

I've been lurking for long enough, I suppose. Smile

For the last ten years or so, I've lived in an apartment, and I've finally moved into a house (still renting, but closer). I've always been a house person, but after so long, I forgot how nice it is to be in my own space. I live downtown, so it's still fairly small, but I'm lucky to have a yard. The house is from the 40s, and isn't in the greatest shape, but I'm looking forward to tackling things little by little.

Our landlord is great in that he's got a fairly hands-off approach. He's told me he's fine with pretty much anything I want to do, as long as I respect the fact that it's his investment, and I don't compromise the value.

So, other than binge-spending at any store that starts with "Home-" or "Canadian", I'm looking at how to spend my spring decorating, after the patching and painting gets done. The loft upstairs will be an office for a craft jewellery making business, and I'm going to have to have a good workdesk somewhere in there.

I'd be interested in talking about tips and tricks for working in small spaces (it's still about the size of a one-bedroom apartment). First things to figure out is how to have a work area without a formal garage to cut wood or paint/assemble shelves, etc. I'd hate to repurpose my kitchen every time I need to do something like that, but I'm not sure how to go about it.

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