For a variety of reasons my long-planned departure from Taiwan may be delayed for another year, and I’m faced with the problem of finding a place to live. I’m at Lotus Hill at the moment, and sick of the commute, so I’ve been looking in the city and found an interesting rooftop.
What I’m looking at is a big long room with a slightly grotty bathroom at one end, plumbing and gas for a kitchen, and a huge balcony. It’s empty at the moment, and I’m free to do pretty much whatever I want as long as I don’t start moving walls around or putting new windows in.
It’s been a while since I did anything like this, and I’m half-keen to buy a bunch of tools and set to.
The trouble is, I’m absolutely crap at any kind of design work. I’m useless at visualising colours or how to use space. I have no taste, until things are finished and then I decide I don’t like them.
Anyone want to advise me?
What would you do with some space and a reasonable budget?
You enter from the balcony through a patio door and have a ‘hallway’ area formed by the bathroom wall. (The bathroom is one corner of the structure.) Turn left and the room proper is about 5 metres long and 4 wide. On the left it’s probably 4 metres high, and the roof slopes down to a height of about 2m on the right. The ceiling is horrible fibreboard and needs to be covered. There are windows, frosted glass, the length of the wall on the rhs.
The wall on the left side is nasty, with several boarded-up windows to the next apartment.
The ‘kitchen’ area is plumbed/wired in right in front of the bathroom door. Lovely.