I'm excited. We've signed the papers and now we get to start planning what to have IN the space. We will be largely starting from scratch.
So, help me plan- pictures and inspiration appreciated. The house is a decent size- not huge, but comfortable.
First, I need to figure out who goes where. There are two bedrooms upstairs and another two downstairs. The master bedroom is upstairs. I am thinking of putting the kids' rooms downstairs- this is also where the den/playroom is. The upstairs second bedroom would be a guestroom/office. DD would have her own room, and the two toddlers would share. DC #4 will be arriving in December (s)he will share our room for a couple years anyway.
Next, I need to envision furniture. We won't be moving ours, but will instead be selling it and replacing on the other side. I'm struggling to come up with a good way to use the space. It is largely an open floor plan with the kitchen flowing into the dining area and the living area open to both. I am planning to commission a harvest table with benches as a centerpiece for that part of the house. It would be used as a workspace for art projects and crafts, as well as a dining table for most meals. It's one thing I have wanted for ages, but have never had space for. Sadly, this is all I know I want. I have absolutely no inspiration beyond that.
So, please please please inspire me and give me some good examples of peaceful spaces or creative uses of space in a house. I have about month to plan. :P