That's pretty much where we STILL are. Painful, I know. Courage, my dears, courage.
Enough lamenting! Time to get the action started again. I am part of the reason for the delay- so many decisions to make. I've probably written before about my desire to balance original/ vintage with practical, best functionality for my life. There are a few conundrums to be solved... plenty of evenings have been spent debating them- but it is time to get serious and come up with a PLAN. Let's jump in, shall we?
It basically boils down to a design religious war: built in vs. free standing.
Above is a similar layout to my trailer. The three main areas, Observation Lounge (OL), Galley and Bedroom are correctly identified/ sized. (My Galley is reversed: sink is on OL door side, stove backs up to bathroom corner of the bedroom. Sugar Plum just wandered up and she thinks it is important to the narrative that I disclose this fact.) Wayyyy before my time, my dad took out the original galley table and replaced it with a bigger table and chairs. The table was fixed, and the chairs freestanding but had a device for securing while traveling. And... sorry Daddy... just does not work well. Too bulky, too hard to play cards at (um, yeah, critical!) just not a good fit.
So, as of now, my idea is to build in a rectangular table, maybe a drop leaf so it can be collapsed? I have struggled with the whole booth idea, but I think I'm gonna go ahead and call it- No Booth for me. Alert the press!! Booths are charming, but I don't think I want something that big and fixed... works in some trailers, great in little tin cans, but I think I like the idea of flexibility...
I also like the idea of freestanding chairs. My M.O. in life is to be inclusive, not exclusive. So, I like making it easy to add room for more people to pull up and settle in. Or grab chairs and head outside.