I’m the kind of person who likes to be left alone. Back when I was about 12, we used to live in this old style house which had only two rooms but a massive living room. We used to live in a Middle Eastern country back then. There were my parents, my sisters, and me (the son).
As we (the children) grew older, my family felt the need for more rooms. So we started planning changes. Since we didn’t want to do lots of construction work, we decided to divide the living room using a wooden décor. In order to give you a better idea I’m going to try to describe our place’s layout before and after the change. We had this 400 square meters house which had two rooms at the northern end while the south side was a 180 meters square yard. The shape of the house was almost 25*16 meters. I say almost because it had a somewhat squiggly shape on the southern side.
The rooms were at the end of one of the 16 meters long sides. Each room had a pair of 4 meters long walls on the north and south side, with east and west being about 3. Starting from the east there was the children’s room, then my parents and then the kitchen. As you can imagine this left us with a fairly sized kitchen, being a rectangle of 5*3 meters.
The rest of the house was one huge living room which had a glass roof section. This skylight was next to the eastern exposure with about 3.5 meters distance till the wall of the children’s room. So what we did was that we made a wooden décor to separate a 3.5*3 area starting from the wall of the children’s room and ending at the beginning of the skylight. This would be my new room.
The process was fairly simple as we called in q guy who came in, measured the place, had it built in his workshop, and had it installed a few days later. At first it seemed rather convenient to have my own room. But there were some complications.
First, my room was the only room without a window which made it a little dark. Although this was easily fixed by some lamps, I felt the sunlight would have been much better. Second, the door of my room was right next to my sisters’ room which gave them a good look inside whenever they wanted to leave their room. Something I didn’t enjoy.
Eventually I started keeping my door closed which would make things rather worse, considering the fact that there were no windows. Accordingly, my parents made a window for me on the upper side of my southern wall which would give me access to the skylight. That was the place I put my bed as I could see the sky when I slept. So things actually worked out and I really enjoyed my new room.