Alternatively titled, “Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.”
I went to my client’s condo today to see what could be done about her furniture layout conundrum.
You see we had initially planned a bookcase-surrounded TV cabinet. With a budget and space constraints in mind, we bought two bookcases and a square cubby from Ikea (available locally at Furniture Source) to serve as her “TV cabinet.”
Here’s the thing: She wants a big TV—minimum 60 inches. I told her, “No, no, no, 31 inches max.”
She agreed, but I could sense her extreme disappointment on the Viber screen.
You see, ladies and gents, this is why it’s important to get measurements of your appliances first before purchasing furniture.
She had forgotten to tell me what her TV size preference was, and I had forgotten to ask her. Still, lesson learned! From then on, we (I) were always saying, “measure, measure, measure!”
One thing I love about working on one’s home is that there is always a better way to make your furniture arrangement work for you and your lifestyle.
She had actually bought this console from Philux—which I think is absolutely gorgeous—and which we promptly placed in her nook, for use as a bar table.
Client goes, “Can you do something about it please?” (In so many words 😉), and as I am not one to shy away from a challenge, I reply, “Of course!”
So I roll up my sleeves, bring out my scale ruler and T-square, and first map out a battle plan on my drafting board.
Then after getting a “Hey! I like this!” from client after she sees the furniture plan, off I went to her unit to see it in action.
With help from a couple of kuyas from our renovation crew, we moved furniture around and tadaaa!
The fruits of our afternoon’s labor!
The unit is still a mess, but so far so good. Best of all, my client said, “OMG ANG GANDA.” That’s more than enough approval for me!