So for something different, here is an apartment on the bottom floor of this block that I had a look at on the weekend. Yes, I actually went in and saw it. Looking on the internet at the pictures below, to me it has potential, but first you would have to get STCA permission to make it a residential use. (For Sale $775k)
This is visually what I am thinking... oh and I had some help from this blog and this project, whilst searching for ideas.
For the large front room I would put in a desk at the window like below with some open bookshelves behind the desk.
For the rest of the room I would make it simple like below
Then for the opposite end of the room I would put a bed like below.
For the room where the fireplace is, I would put a lounge/tv snug like below.
For the room that goes into the back room, I would make a dining room, like below.
For the back room, the area where the kitchenette is I would make a laundry area. On the opposite side I would put in a long kitchen like the below.
For the bathroom a simple shower would need to be added.