Monday, February 13, 2017

BBBC 2017 #13

This post is part of ToadMama's Brave, Bold, Blogger Challenge (BBBC) 2017 which is an attempt to make February go by a little more quickly. There are 28 topics, one for each day. 

Open concept or rooms with walls

Open concept. Kitchen, dining, living room should be one shared space. I was never a fan of the huge "open concept" spaces on the HGTV shows. There was enough wasted space vertically to add another floor of two in some of them. We do not have an open concept home. Or do we... Pictured is the main living space in our new-to-us RV. I'm thinking that this meets my definition of "open concept" mentioned in the first line. 

If we are talking about office space, I've never been a fan of cubicles. The entire time I've been at the university I've had an office. Even when I was a grad student. In the Butrovich building, where my office is located, 95% of the occupants are in the cube farm concept popularized by HP. The one time I had something resembling a cube, it had 8' walls, a door and a window. You don't bother your neighbors when you made phone calls or impromptu meetings. And, if you were a manager type, you didn't need to look for a conference room when you needed to talk to an employee. 


  1. Open concept... with wheels. Not what the folks on HG TV think of. Very nice.

    1. Mobile open concept... Actually, I think just about every RV would qualify as open concept by my definition of common space for dining, kitchen and living room. Hmm, maybe a tent qualifies...

  2. Open concept home. I haven't made up my mind about office. I love cubes only for breaking down barriers. But like you, impossible to have private conversations either on the phone or with employees.