Names: Human: Michelle and Gary Krysztopik; Canine: Piper, Yin and Yang; Feline: Naddie
Occupations: Software Engineer, Inventor; Protector, Licker; Pretty Boy; Ruler of the Roost
RV: 2008 Kingston Crossroads (35 ft 5th Wheel)
On the Road Since: April 2014
Workspace Goal: Michelle wanted a dedicated desk space and not to use the eating space so as to not have to clear it off if we wanted to eat a meal together. She was hoping to have the TV as a second monitor and needs a desk a bit lower than the average desk since she’s a bit lower than average herself (height that is).
Gary’s goal is to take up as much space possible for a workshop which was one of the deciding factor for this RV that has a back room.
Michelle’s Starting Place: Entertainment center and electric fireplace took up too much space. This photo is not ours, I didn’t think to take a before picture.
Michelle’s Current Place:
Gary made the multi-level table made out of an aluminum tube & bracket system. The bottom layer has enough space for laptop, printer and papers. The middle shelve houses typical desk stuff. Top shelf is for Budda and electronics. I hung a multi pocket wall file to keep my inbox stuff handy but not too messy. The dining table is used for extra paper space and for Gary’s laptop; yet it is easy enough to move Michelle’s chair over and make space to have a meal at the table. We working to make it more seemless for travel; currently most things are loose that we box up when we travel.
The desk is very deep and I can fit two file cabinet/drawer combos underneath and still have room for my legs.
Things to still work on: I haven’t got the computer displaying on the TV, mostly because it is too close and too high. I am getting used to just using the one laptop monitor which is too low. I want to be able to see what is happening out front of the RV (to the left). Also, when sitting at my desk it is pretty narrow for others to get past me to other parts of the RV.
Gary’s Starting Place: The back room originally had long short cabinet that would be end tables for a pull out couch. Again this photo is courtesy of the internet.
Gary’s Current place:
The table is made out of lightweight composite material and the trim from the removed built-ins. Under the table is space on either side for 4+ storage bins for a total of 8 bins. When not used there is space in the center for a dog bed, as Yin is modeling.
Another structure made out of the same aluminum tube and bracket system for his CNC machine and storage underneath. Gary designed the shelving system on the wall to fit saved clear plastic containers from his favorite snack food, Costco nuts. Piper is demo’ing yet another spot carved out for a dog bed (Yes, the largest dog in the smallest spot?!). We were not able to get the third bed in the back room, oh, well, I am happy that Gary’s allowing two of them to share his space.