Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Oh My Goodness, Can I Get Some Help Here!

So here I am being indecisive again, and the last time (deciding to go to Taiwan or not) I got some very clear feedback, so I shall resort to asking my blog-buddies again. K, so I get my own little office-land in the basement, right? A space to have my computer, digital scrapbook, sew, make little projects, store cake ideas, hide & wrap presents etc. And Matt is getting secretly getting the carpet installed while I'm in Taiwan, so I'll have to pretend to be surprised, huh? Anyway, it's almost done & we've been looking at furniture. So Ikea is amazing & I have two options that I love for desks for said office-land.

Option A:
one of these snazzy bookshelves on each side of the window with a desk attached to it as per the second picture so I could wheel my little chair to each side as needed

Pros:
-separate work areas for computer stuff & sewing machine stuff
-great amounts of little cubby storage
-you can also buy inserts for the cubbies- drawers & doors and the like for very cute organized storage
-could remove the desk part & have great bookshelves for a different use
-would make good childrens desks for later on if I wanted to do something else with that room
-this configuration would leave quite a bit of open space in the rest of the room for exercise equipment, etc.

Cons:
-not one big flat area for fabric or wrapping paper being laid out
-they'd be all in the corners, facing walls

Option B:
just this one, it's awesome, there is a glass piece on top with about 2 inches between the base tabletop.

Pros:
-I really love the double desktop, increased surface area thing
-the legs would do a great job of holding my CPC & printer
-I could put pictures or little vinyls under the glass for more personalization & cuteness
-can change the table height really easily, like for standing projects

Cons:
-I'd want it kinda in the middle of the room, but with the short side against the wall- would that take up too much room?
-if I did set it up that way, the window would be right in front of the screen causing a ton of glare issues, unless I got some hefty drapes/blinds, which I don't really want to do because I love the light. (or turned it the other way.... yeah, that'd be good. Maybe that's not an issue.)

Okay, I kinda think that this little exercise made it clear that option A is the way to go, but I really for some reason, love option B. So do I go with practical & cool, or okay & love?
oh and p.s. the more expensive one for ONCE in my life is the one Matt loves, not the one I love!! that is such a first it's not even funny.

5 comments:

Melissa said...

That's a tough one. I think either will be great.
I tend to lean toward the one with the table sticking out of the book shelf. Not the glass one.
Good luck.

schmath said...

I think you should go with the one you love, but still do some shelves. Ikea is rad.

Kierstin said...

I would go with A simply for it's storage capabilities. Plus, it's super stylish.

the Lola Letters said...

A has me drooling.
s.t.o.r.a.g.e.

Ashley Thalman said...

I am having major jealousy issues. I know what one you got- they happen to be two of my loves too....so nice. So so nice.