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Old 07-27-2014, 05:38 AM   #1
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Floor Plans ideas. Please ask questions and tell me what you like of all the plans! I plan on having a murphy sized queen bed in the back that folds into a dining room table as well. I then plan to have a bathroom as plan 1 shows but will need a short staircase/platform over the wheel well to the left. Immediately will begin the L shaped kitchen as shown on Plan 3. The other side with the stairs will have an L shaped kitchen in the opposite direction with built in stools. We plan to have a couch/bunk beds from Resource Furniture and over the two wheel wells in the front, a hanging clothes closet and they other will consist of vinyl and turntables/work desk with a mounted television screen/computer monitor.



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Old 07-27-2014, 10:41 AM   #2
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Re: Floor plans B4 Roof-raise on Monday! Let me know thought

very cool floor plan and hardware.

i looked at similar stuff for my bus but the roof height and cost were always an issues. if i recall, that sofa/bed needed like 84"? of flat wall?, thats 2' i didnt have. good luck! will be watching!
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Old 07-27-2014, 10:44 AM   #3
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Re: Floor plans B4 Roof-raise on Monday! Let me know thought

Regarding your floor plans..... did you lay them out on the floor with duct tape first? What works on paper doesn't always work in the space it was intended to work.

Your bed will be a pita to make up and change the sheets on. And you have no closet space for clothing. This is a weekender right?
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very cool floor plan and hardware.

i looked at similar stuff for my bus but the roof height and cost were always an issues. if i recall, that sofa/bed needed like 84"? of flat wall?, thats 2' i didnt have. good luck! will be watching!

http://resourcefurniture.com/product/palazzo/

If we do decide to go with the bunk beds/sofa couch we would use this one. When the bunks are set in place the bottom bunk bed comes out 52 inches including the ladder. The bunks height will be 54 inches and our roof will be raised up to 86 inches. We may reconsider a pull out sofa bed instead... I just love the idea of the transforming bunk beds!
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Regarding your floor plans..... did you lay them out on the floor with duct tape first? What works on paper doesn't always work in the space it was intended to work.

Your bed will be a pita to make up and change the sheets on. And you have no closet space for clothing. This is a weekender right?

Nope! This will be our home! We will have drawers for some clothes beneath the murphy bed. There will be a space for the drawers, and then the murphy bed will be set into place. We planned on having our hanging clothes closet in the front over the wheel well behind the passenger seat for shoes, dresses, jackets, etc. It is such a hard decision with the living room set up and the bathroom! The bunk beds are a major factor because not enough companies build them!

http://resourcefurniture.com/product/palazzo/

We are looking at this one.
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Regarding your floor plans..... did you lay them out on the floor with duct tape first? What works on paper doesn't always work in the space it was intended to work.

Your bed will be a pita to make up and change the sheets on. And you have no closet space for clothing. This is a weekender right?

Nope! This will be our home! We will have drawers for some clothes beneath the murphy bed. There will be a space for the drawers, and then the murphy bed will be set into place. We planned on having our hanging clothes closet in the front over the wheel well behind the passenger seat for shoes, dresses, jackets, etc. It is such a hard decision with the living room set up and the bathroom! The bunk beds are a major factor because not enough companies build them!

http://resourcefurniture.com/product/palazzo/

We are looking at this one.
Also we have been working on a designer, everything is to scale on our written plans.
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I'm a former Kitchen & Bath Designer. Had my own cabinet shop too. I suggest you tape out your floor plan in the bus and then walk it for a few days. Make sure you don't step on a wall or cabinet. Pretend to take a shower and use the bathroom. I see you have an all-n-! bathroom/shower. Those are not fun. We lived with one for 4 years. Never again. Do you really want to walk thru the salon to get your clothes? It's easier to change duct tape than it is to move a wall.

Your floor plans look more like a weekender than a fulltimer.
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I'm a former Kitchen & Bath Designer. Had my own cabinet shop too. I suggest you tape out your floor plan in the bus and then walk it for a few days. Make sure you don't step on a wall or cabinet. Pretend to take a shower and use the bathroom. I see you have an all-n-! bathroom/shower. Those are not fun. We lived with one for 4 years. Never again. Do you really want to walk thru the salon to get your clothes? It's easier to change duct tape than it is to move a wall.

Your floor plans look more like a weekender than a fulltimer.


This is the finalized floor plan above. Everything is scale to our bus and we will have a small staircase/platform leading into the bathroom and in the bedroom. The bedroom will all be on a small platform so that we can step down into an all wet bathroom. We plan to only have a shower and a toilet in the bathroom and somehow enclose the shower a little like this picture, or use a circular shaped curtain rod instead.


We would have a moss mat to absorb the water as well.
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Ya ain't gonna be happy with that all-in-one, mate. I have one. I hate it. Only good thing about it when I'm sick and got, uh, stuff coming out both ends.

TMI. Sorry.

I do like the sliding shower head, though. I'm a shortass (I'm friggin' WEE) and was looking into getting one of those for the Camper. And, uh, 'scuse me while I hug the moss mat. I miss moss. *Snugs*

Of all your plans, I like number 2 best. The bunkbeds can be converted to an office at a later date when you're no longer entertaining/rearing kids and would be good for extra storage.

I have a massively weird floorplan in the works, if I can get it to pass my Architect's specs (and she's not happy with some of my ideas shhhhhhhhh oh hi, mum, didn't see ya there. ). I have no intentions of entertaining people (Sis and her Fiance can go sleep in a hotel, they'll be happier that way, I swear it and they need to stay AWAY from my art supplies! NO TOUCHING! That's WET! I don't care it looks dry that's still wet!).
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Ya ain't gonna be happy with that all-in-one, mate. I have one. I hate it. Only good thing about it when I'm sick and got, uh, stuff coming out both ends.

TMI. Sorry.

I do like the sliding shower head, though. I'm a shortass (I'm friggin' WEE) and was looking into getting one of those for the Camper. And, uh, 'scuse me while I hug the moss mat. I miss moss. *Snugs*

Of all your plans, I like number 2 best. The bunkbeds can be converted to an office at a later date when you're no longer entertaining/rearing kids and would be good for extra storage.

I have a massively weird floorplan in the works, if I can get it to pass my Architect's specs (and she's not happy with some of my ideas shhhhhhhhh oh hi, mum, didn't see ya there. ). I have no intentions of entertaining people (Sis and her Fiance can go sleep in a hotel, they'll be happier that way, I swear it and they need to stay AWAY from my art supplies! NO TOUCHING! That's WET! I don't care it looks dry that's still wet!).

Lol! What a response that was!! I loved it! I thought about that too because I get a lot of stomach aches so it'll be nice to lay down on the shower floor! We are fairly young, I'm 22 and my boyfriend's 29. We plan on traveling to festivals and vending food out of us bus and working on farms in the meantime. In the future we could always remove the bunk beds in the living room and design a new plan there. I also don't plan on living in my bus my entire life, just a few years until I decide what's next in life!
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