Lots of things are being designed for Lafayette Flats. We have graphic designers working on a logo, Shawn has been refining the floor plans and Amy has been hard at work on putting together the designs for the apartments.
We haven’t talked much about the apartments yet, but they each will consist of three rooms: one bathroom, one bedroom and one space that will be a combination of living space (with an extra bed), dining area and kitchen. Two of the apartments will have great views of the Fayette County Courthouse and of Court Street, Fayetteville’s main street. The bathrooms on these two front apartments will be very dramatic with two giant windows each so we want to do something very something special for those but we’re not yet sure what that might be.
The other two apartments won’t have the great view, but they will be on the sunny side of the building and have a bit larger living area. They will most likely be quieter, too, being on the opposite side of the building from the street. One of these units has very cool old kitchen cabinets in it that might stay, but the other will be new and unique.
While the second and third floors are pretty much identical, you won’t get lost because each of the four apartments will have its own color palette and different design elements. Each one will also have unique design elements that are inspired by the colors. We’ll be using some very cool décor items and finding surprising new uses for funky repurposed items.
The stairwells and hallways are also a blank canvas where we are looking forward to putting in some community items like perhaps a game table where guests can get to know each other without giving up the privacy of their own apartments. The entryway downstairs will be an information station for guests where they can find directions to the great restaurants and other attractions in Fayetteville.
As things progress and we get construction moving, watch this blog for photos of the work in progress. Please chime in with comments and suggestions any time. If you don’t want to leave a public comment you can email or Facebook us.