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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Redesign

Last week I totally reorganized my kids' bedroom. Originally, it looked like this:











And now it looks like this:









I think I've given them a lot more play room and my son now has a space at the end of his bed for his K'nex set that my daughter never gets into because it is separated by the bookshelf whereas before, it was near the entrance to the closet.

So, this got me to thinking that I needed to reorganize more than just their room, but I needed to do my living room/dining room/bed room/office as well. It is now 90% finished.
This is what it used to look like:


















Just one big room without any definition between where one room begins and the other ends.
What I needed to do was create an actual office and separate my living room out a little bit so that when I turn off the lights at night, I actually feel more like I'm in my bedroom.
And now it looks like this:












See how my office is now in the corner and has faux walls so that the space is defined better? And my dining room table is now on the path from my kitchen while I have my bed near the window with my night table which can be used as a side table for a cup of tea during the day. Not only do I no longer have my back to the room, but my son's keyboard is now not right behind my desk.

I actually spend most of my time in my office, so creating a larger space for where I am at least eight hours every day is a great use of space.

And if you'd like to play around with reorganizing your own rooms, I used the arrange a room tool on the Better Homes and Gardens website. You can find it HERE. It's really easy to use, but you do have to create an account. What don't you have to create an account for these days, though?!

Until Next Time,

2 comments:

  1. Haha! That's awesome! Maybe I need to use that before I go moving stuff around next time.

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  2. That's a great idea! It really helped me tremendously!

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