teak benches

Alohaa….

See you again. Sorry for not posting a long time. It’s finally because, i agree hubby’s design for room arrangement. While for details, I’m still insisting to take mine too.

Today, I attend a meeting from syariah bank near from my house for bill payment point promotion. After that, I have lunch on a little small resto named “Kedai 2 nyonya” next to that bank. I order Tengkleng. Frankly, i’m not so familiat with this ‘new’ menu, but since my brother-in-law want-to-taste-it-so-badly then I curious about it. And finally, I try it today. Not so bad.

tengkleng

tengkleng

while enjoying the tengkleng, I see the bench on this venue. I’m so interested with the benches. It’s so well-furnished and so simple. I think it’s nice for outdoor usage like in the my future garden.

benches for indoor or door

benches for indoor or door

Then I ask the owner of this resto :

Me : Mam, do you make it by custom or the seller’s already had this design?

owner : No, I dont make it customly, I just said that i wanted multi-function furniture and they gave me this design. And I love it. I can use it for study table for kids once it’s not used anymore. It’s came from Jepara, it’s made from real jati or teak, even it’s not the old teak which is more expensive. This set of table and bench can be bench itself, just fold then the  ‘table’ will be the back rest of the bench.

me : wow… how much for each pair, mam?

owner : it’s about some hundred US dollars and it’s included delivery fee.

me : hm… reasonable and reachable price.

owner : yeah, many people and furniture vendors asked about it also. 

me : thanks for information. may i capture them up?

owner : sure, it’s my pleasure.

The owner is so friendly and smiling often. I love the idea of the bench. After paying the lunch bill, i went home.

When my brother in law wants tengkleng badly, now I want that bench badly!

have a nice bench day 😀

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Ravenia#2 : when bedroom turns to be living room

Aloha….

The room area is 2,5m x 3m. I’ve added 2 additional windows on the side wall so we can see the sideyard garden. Non-smoking guest can breathe the fresh air. For the smoked guest, these additional windows will help to blow the smoke away from this room. Yes, hate to say that the hubby smokes.

Why I dont keep it as bedroom? Because the area is too small. I cant see any floor to step on, when our queen-sized bed inside. Then I choose to turn it into livingroom. I think it’s suitable to meet formal guest, since we will not be visited by guests everyday. So a small room is quite enough. One day if we have high frequency of visitation, we will consider to make this room larger.

I add new door for the guests’ access so they can go directly to this room.
AS this room is quite small, then I give mirror so it will reflect all things in this room and will make the room looks bigger.

living room

living room

I dont use sofa for this small room, because it will take alot of space of this room. Then I choose benches for seat, they help the room look bigger. The table is higher than benches, adapted from cafe.
The benches inspiration is like below image.

I’m not certain when applying purple as the color theme of this room since the dark color usually will impress that room is smaller. You may check the color phychology here. But, thanks to mirror, no matter dark color I will use, the room is still larger that its original :D.

livingroom

livingroom

That’s my living room inspiration. How about yours ?

Ravenia#2 : wifey makes changes!

Alohaa….

Long time not posting is like dying :D. Well, since the hubby is so busy with his work stuff, so I will take over the renovation post for a while (even I’m the administrator of this blog :D).

For reader information, the design is just for my reference only. The hubby obviously doesn’t agree for some room arrangement. But, It’s ok, I have my own reason for the arrangement.

Let’s start…

I attach the basic plan. You may see the complete basic plan here.

basic plan

basic plan

and here’s my modification.

complete dimension

complete dimension

top view

then, I’ve made changes as marked with red.

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9 changes compared with the basic plan

  1. Move the front door & window location. If it stay on its original position, I think it is not nice there’re 2 doors side by side. I dont want to move it to the middle of the front wall, since the back door on the back wall is in the middle too. It’s not good based on some tradition. When the front door and the back door in 1 straight line, some old man said our luck would come and go easily.
  2. Add new door for living room access. I choose to change the master bedroom to be the living room. Why? Because the area is too small (2,5m x 3m). I’m not sure, there’s left area after we put our queen bed inside. I create the livingroom in a room due to privacy. I want to keep comfort on my own home while my hubby have guest in the livingroom. I  dont want to use it as bedroom either, since it’s too small and we have to enlarge the room by adding the space forward. Adding space forward means  more expenses to re-arrange the roof and it’s ‘skeleton’. I’ve added space on the backyard, no need to add the space to front yard.
  3. make a new wall for the border wall, you may see it’s thicker than other walls. Yup. Since the walls are made form BATAKO, I dont want on the future our border cracking when they put nails on their wall. That’s why, I want our own wall.
  4. Move the restroom door. Since I want to add new sliding door as teh access to the master bedroom, so the bedroom also has the direct-access to the restroom without  exiting the bedroom.
  5. Add new space on the rest room for water heater’s gas storage. This idea comes when I think it’s not safe enough to put the gas tub outside. So I want it inside the restroom.
  6. Add new room for bedroom. Yes, so the bedroom will be 3x4m. And we can see the sideyard garden when we wake up :). This is my dream bedroom, when I can see the ‘green’ and inhale it’s freshness.
  7. Move the door-less-access to middle in the original back wall. Actually, i move it to the middle of the wall is due to I want to devide the room for kitchen and laundry space. If it’s without wall or divider, it’s like so miserable, so messy.
  8. Add new wall for backside. It’s for additional room for kitchen and service area (laundry area). Yes, I’ve explained on point#7
  9. Add minimalist dry garden for back wall border. It’s for ‘breathing’ so the kitchen will have the window and breath and so does the laundry space.On next post, i will give you the details for each points.Stay tuned and dress your house up 🙂