All roads lead to the Sunroom – and my workspace…

I’ve talked a bit about the sunroom lately – like why I chose orange for the space and how my custom made, stripy, zebra like desk made it to my work area within the sunroom.  I haven’t actually shown you the sunroom in detail though.  So, here goes – Ta Daaa – The Sunroom…

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The sunroom was created when we built our addition – out of necessity.  What I mean by the space resulting from necessity is that it is a big transition area.  At a minimum, it is the connection to and from the basement, garage, and outdoor space with the rest of the house.  It is about 11′ X 14′ in size .  So, pretty sizable.  Pardon the chicken scratch of a sketch below, but I thought it would be good to show a bird’s eye view of what I am referring to.  Our sunroom is the center of a pinwheel, per say (did I use “per say” correctly?)

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Imagine yourself standing in the center of our pinwheel (aka sunroom).

The center is my workspace and desk.

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Looking to my left (as if I were sitting at my desk) is the kitchen.

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Moving clockwise in the space.  The stairs to the basement are next.  Remember our naked tree wallpaper?

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Then, we’ve got the mudroom – my favorite space in the house.

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Which, in turn, provides access to the garage –

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and our outdoor space, the courtyard.

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Next, the turquoise room through the door

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is the laundry room.

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The master bathroom is located directly behind my workspace – behind the big orange wolves –

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accessed through the laundry room.

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The closet is behind the wall to the left of my workspace – behind the storage cabinet, globe, and Percuvial the penguin –

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and behind the kitchen niche that is around the corner.

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The closet is accessed through the laundry room and master bath.

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There is also access to the closet, master bath, laundry room, and sunroom from the future master bedroom.  It’s like a big circular race track.

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As you can see, all roads really do lead to the sunroom.  Because of this,  I think a lot of people would not consider this hub area ideal for a workspace.  I might agree if I needed private space for a lot of phone calls or intense concentration.  I don’t.  The location of my work area within the sunroom came about as a result of not really knowing what to do with the space.  It was unassigned space so I saw an opportunity for a bright and cheery work area.  What I do like about the space is that it is open and accessible to our other work type areas – the kitchen and the laundry room.  I can get meals ready or fold clothes while listening in on a work meeting. Also the open, visible location of my work area necessitates that I keep my area uncluttered and cleaned up.  Many people would consider this a negative.  I don’t.  It motivates me to keep things organized and minimal.  I like that. I need that.