I guess somewhere along here I need to put up the floor plan, & explain it. So here goes.
Travel Trailer to Tiny House Trailer
I really liked the floor plan when I bought it in the first place. For a single person living in it, for a extended lengths of time WITH 4 good sized dogs! So I have a “As I bought it plan”. Then what I changed or added. Then the total rebuilt.
As I bought it. The Kitchen was pretty good sized. I didn’t like the sink where it was, VERY awkward to use. Would have a little better if the big side was at least on the right. But it should be under the front window to have more work space beside the stove. Had cabinets above all around. Living room didn’t have too much in built in cabinets, allowing me space to place dog crates. There was no INSIDE storage under the couch? I liked the walk through bathroom as it was much larger then, than any other Trailers I walked through. Just curtain to the bedroom, I never used. Had a tub?, could never use as the hot water hardly made to the shower! (I found out WHY!)
My changes: I needed a place for my “Office” computer, files, etc. So first thing, I took off the table top, moved the base over a little & made a big top that went to the wall & over into the kitchen much more. I used the table top on my biggest dog crate at the door. I have a custom coffee table made of a leftover piece of Heavy Stainless Steel Restaurant Stove venting, from a job. I put a wooden doors on either end. Holds shoes, boots, dog grooming supplies, etc. Took the closet pole out of the living room closet, so it was clear for large storage, Vac & the like. Put up a high shelf with hooks under on the frig wall for coats, the outside wall had many high tiny hooks at the ceiling for my many hats. Bath: I added another cabinet in the bath & hooks for towels. Bedroom: I took down TV shelf & put hooks to hang my pants.
New Floor Plan:
I tried to fix what I didn’t like with the original floor plan, mainly to squeeze in a REAL Office. Bedroom: So the bed is dropped to a fullsized from a queen, & flipped. Add a window to look out. ( couples wouldn’t work as well) Plus a large double casement, where the second door was. That will now be my egress exit from the back. I will put drawers under the closets, & under the bed or reuse the “Whole Bed Flip Up” set up that it came with. Office: Since too much light makes a Laptop screen hard to see, only have a doublehung window on the far side also to hold a tiny window AC unit near bedroom. Changed the tub angle to give more room for the office chair at the desk. Upper cabinets above of course. Dropped the linen closet since I dropped the vanity sink. There still is the closet with drawers under next to the toilet. Living Room : About the same. I will have a oversized deep couch/daybed. One that is large enough to build dog crates & storage under it. Then remove the back cushions & have a guest bed. I may put a cabinet in the corner again, but want to leave the option/ room for a small chest freezer I have, or another large dog crate. I ended up with my only “booboo” litter of puppies in the middle of an up state NY winter in the RV!). Kitchen: I have moved the sink over to under the window. (It is a fixed tempered glass one, for the road) Used a small half round Lazy Susan, plus will use more drawers (put baby latches on for the road?)