A Floor you can eat off
Open, but private, part apartment part workshop and home office.

Solution

It starts with a section of floor anchored to tracks that can be raised in four pieces to create a table and two benches.
Mounted on the ceiling is a track that will allow dividers to separate the room into two sections.  The same system is used in hotel convention spaces to divide large ballrooms into separate meeting spaces.  The panels lock together with latches hidden inside them and need no ground support.  The size of the panels allows them to turn into the pocket.


Because I like to create, and build things I would design the bathroom to double as a darkroom.  Doesn't take much extra except the divided sink, a counter big enough to hold the enlarger.  Several Easy to set up lines could be used for drying pictures and air drying clothes.

The Custom made kitchen island would hold kitchen utensils on the kitchen side and tools on the outside.  This would provide some basic hand tools for bike repair and maintenance.

Next to the door I would put a bike rack that holds at least four bikes and is easy to get to.  When I rode a bike everyday I hated dragging my dirty bike through my apartment.  I also feel if you ride, your friends ride so you might as well have a spot for them.

Beside that I would put the desk which would actually be a woodworking bench.  Let's face it your just gonna have a lap top and maybe a printer on your desk so why not be able to use it for other things. See Link
http://www.lie-nielsen.com/catalog.php?sku=wb-std

Against the Windows should be a sofa to give a nice place to read and enjoy the light. But you may want to move it around so go ahead and have a steel framed sofa custom made on six inch casters so it can be rolled around easily.

On the other I would suggest a tool set from Grainger so you can build some shelves or rebuild a carburetor in your living room.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/WESTWARD-Master-Tool-Set-3VB10?Pid=search


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