The time has come! The movers were here today and my board games are on a truck bound for Georgia. And now that I'll be starting fresh in a new apartment, I want to optimize my space in a way that will enable me to play more board games on more suitable surfaces. Although I don't have all the money in the world, I do have enough for an epic IKEA run, so here's my plan:
My current kitchen table is fairly small and round. I'm going to put it in our new sunroom so that we can drink lemonade and play light card games in there. Perfection.
The Dining Area
It's time to get a real dining table. I'm thinking the IKEA Bjursta. It seats four people normally, but it comes with leaves that allow you to expand it to an eight-person table. Honey, we're eating dinner in the sunroom tonight, because I'm leaving out my Mage Knight setup!
My office doubles as a guest room, so one of the things that has to go in there is a sleeper sofa. I'll also need a shelf for my printer and the professional books I keep at home (mostly nerdy dead language stuff). Aside from that, though... I am going to make my office into a gamer-friendly zone! I want a solo play area where I can also film YouTube videos. I plan to get two pieces of new furniture for my office: 1) A gateleg table that is expandable when I'm playing games and can be placed out of the way when I have guests. 2) The holy grail of board game shelves, the Kallax 5x5!