You Know Your House is Too Small When...
When your house is too small, you need to be really creative in using your space intelligently. It's not unusual to hear of folks trapped in tiny cramped living spaces to find ingenious ways to use the available space. I have heard of folks trying to use their shower (and their shower rods) as extra closet space and having shelves above every door.
But there comes a time when you realize that rather than trying to squeeze a little more utility, you really should focus instead on finding the means to move to a bigger place.
For me, I would recognize my place was too small if the Double Space Kitchenette was something I would find useful.
The merchant for this product says "The DoubleSpace Kitchenette caters to those with a taste for unique, compact living. People living in crowded cities such as New York can appreciate the value of flexible, efficiently used living space. This roomy easy chair converts easily into a countertop with two electric burners."
The rationale for this products seems to be that "You'll never sit and cook at the same time".
Designers worked to overlap the functions of sitting and cooking to "create a new kind of convertible." They calm fears of the obvious safety hazard by saying "safety features include not being able to turn on the burner while the DoubleSpace is in the chair orientation."
This design help "make it easier for people to take up less space, as well as use less energy and raw materials."
I personally am quite proud of my god-given rights as loud, fat and obnoxious American to take as much space as I want.
Would you ever use something like this? I mean, how small does your place have to be to make this make sense?
Hey, get of the hot seat and turn off that sofa!
Amused and Bemused
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