Edit: Wow this is a long one, it's not as bad as it looks! :X Howdy all! I really want to get my castle organized... it's a ridiculous mess right now (and I'm starting to have trouble finding things). Anyway, my decoing abilities are somewhat limited (I'm not afraid to experiment, but to be honest, I'm just not that creative), and my organization skills are worse. That said, what I really am hoping for is to make my castle somewhat "realistic." By that, I just mean that I'd like to cover the basic areas you would expect to find in a real castle (guard room, kitchen, dining hall, master bedroom, treasury... you get the picture). But while doing this, I very much need practicallity... or I'll just end up letting my stuff pile up where ever is convenient. :X Things I have to have (not necessarily visible, but storage and appropriate add ons for each): 1. Crafting areas: blacksmithing, tailoring, carpentry, alchemy, cooking, and inscription. I'd like it if the areas that would share resources (IE, inscription and alchemy or blacksmithing and carpentry) are in the same general area to make grabbing easier. 2. Along those same lines, I'd like somewhere around 15-18 secures for bods. It's been a while since I've done bods, but I believe I used about that many secures for sorting. It would be very preferable to have these with their two respective crafting areas, but I can make do otherwise. 3. Armor/Wep/Jewels storage. I have a lot of jumbled items that I'll eventually sort through, what I mostly need now is just a designated area for them. 4. Somewhere to show off my older rares, daily rares, ect. Are their any cool ways folks are doing display now? 5. A place I can stock all my "easy to grab" stuff, things I might need in a hurry. 6. A place for my higher end items to sit that's fairly easy and quick to access. Now I'll fill in what I have so far (remember this is in a castle, so that will explain my directions). 1st floor: -Not a lot has been decided here... I was thinking of doing the bedroom to the left of the entrance since it's one of the two more annoying places to go. 2nd floor: -In the middle I have the dining hall planned, maybe with a desk or piano, we'll see. -To the north side I have my kitchen, on the west by the stairs I have a little pantry, to the south I have the guard room, and to the east my armory. 3rd floor: -On the north side I have a cider press (thanks again for that idea, it's very nice looking). -On the east and south sides are my guard towers. -I was thinking of doing a garden in the center and a shrine of some kind on the west. What I'm wondering then, to come down to it, does anyone have suggestions for where to put the various crafting stuff mentioned, where I should store my weps/armor/jewels (I currently have them on the first floor in chests along the north west hall, but it seems a little cluttered... just not sure how else to do it), the displays, easy to grab stuff, and my higher end stuff? Originally I was going to put a common area in the middle of first floor... but would it look ridiculous to put my shop there instead? Should I attempt to hid the storage space, or make it part of the design? Thank you for your thoughts, to be honest I'm a bet overwhelmed!