So, I need to add a plasma and welder to my list of neat stuff to have around the house. I guess a shop would help too.
Fortunately, SWMBO is generally pretty supportive if something is "needed" for an ongoing project. Just a matter of working the timing of letting her know when it's needed......
Some of the best interior ideas I've seen on the site, of which there are hundreds, tend to lead me towards kind of a nautical efficiency.
The fold out or drop down platforms for bedding seem a wise way to go in terms of maximizing and allowing re-purposed space. The pull out kitchens also seem to have a great deal of flexibility and provide compact stowage.
Looking forward to see how you tackle it! I'll say you're doing a bang up job so far!!