We have a two-bedroom condo and out back room has always confused us. It's a normal room, huge at a generous 11 x 16 feet. It'll eventually be our kid's room but for the moment we don't really know what to do with it.
What are we using the room for? What do we want to use it for? I want an entertainment room with a futon and a TV. The Chief Engineer wants a bedroom with a desk. He wants space to play with his k'nex. I want a place to curl up with my feet up and write or read or watch netflix. I don't want a lot of furniture. He wants to have a guest bed. Neither one of us is happy.
Check out the room back in the Fall.
|Ginormous desk. Big enough for both of us to work. |
It turned out that we didn't need that much work space.
|The gigantic queen-sized bed competed for space with |
my huge quilting hoop, my guitar, and a poang chair from Ikea.
|See that huge square bag in the middle of the photo? |
It's a bag full of pillows. Ten pillows, no kidding!
|The closet. Not an inch of space to be found.|
Then Snowquestration happens and we have free time to organize!
We got rid of quite a bit of stuff. The ikea chair got moved to my work office a while back. The quilting hoop found a home in the living room, the folding table found a home in the foyer, the guitar went into the living room, the cello has vanished, the lamp got donated a while back. Then the Chief Engineer added the k'nex set in the corner, but I'll live. Here's the room as it was this morning. It's got a long way to go and is very messy but I'm much happier with the new layout.
The pillows are now getting used as backrests for the bed.
I get a couch and the Chief Engineer keeps the spare bed without having to buy a futon.
|He keeps the bed -- I keep the bike.|
|The ironing I haven't done in weeks. And my skis needed a temporary home. |
Still need to figure out where those will live permanently.
Hey, at least they're not in the bedroom!
(*cough* like the Chief Engineer's skis *cough*)
So what do you think about what we did with the space? Any suggestions for what we could do with it?