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#1 of 7 Old 01-16-2012, 09:42 PM - Thread Starter
 
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LOL the house is actually pretty tiny, just over 1000 sq ft, with lots of weird angles so none of the rooms are square. But it just seems like there are too many rooms now that the upstairs is almost finished. Weird feeling like the house is too big & too small at the same time!!

So the upstairs will be our bedroom & DS's bedroom, but DS (3yo) has always slept with us & there isn't even a bed in his 'bedroom' so I guess it's his playroom. Really it's just an unused room.

Downstairs is the living room (also where DS usually plays), kitchen, bathroom, dining room (also the entry), and another bedroom.

Basement is half finished, the finished half is kind of like a den/workout area.

So the downstairs bedroom is the room I'm really not sure what to do with. The main level is where we spend most of our time and it would be nice to be able to overflow into this room when we have company (aka lots of kids running around!) I thought it might be nice to put the desk in there (it's currently in the living room), but I feel like DS or his friends will end up messing with it/breaking it if it's in a less-supervised room. It would be cool to have that be the playroom but he already has a playroom upstairs and he really doesn't play at all anyway.

We don't have much furniture and our rooms already kind of look empty since we just don't like having a lot of stuff. IDK. I guess I just can't visualize what to do with this room that will be completely empty and no extra furniture or anything to put in it! An indoor playground would be awesome but the room is just too tiny & we couldn't afford to buy that stuff anyway. It's a really strangely shaped room so hard to fit much, really.

WWYD with it? What do you do with bonus rooms in your house? Eventually if we ever succeed in TTC more kids then we'll need the extra bedrooms...

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Why not wait for now and see how the new floor plan works out but *I* would turn that extra bedroom into an official ADULT office room.  Someplace off limits to the kids.  A computer room, a craft room,  something.


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Yep, that's what I'd do too. Or move DS's playroom downstairs and turn the upstairs room into the adult room, since he's not currently using it.


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I also have an extra room on the main level.  Made it an office, but need a lock to keep the toddler out.

The living room is just a play kitchen and a slide. So an ideal supervised play area (fairly open to the rest of the house)

 

Everyone sleeps in the same room, so the kids bedrooms are just playrooms

only my oldest takes friends upstairs


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Or move DS's playroom downstairs and turn the upstairs room into the adult room, since he's not currently using it.

This would be perfect!!! I think it would work well with the flow of our house and get DS to use his playroom more too. Then I can make his little upstairs room into an office/TV room or something. The only problem will be when I'm cooking from a recipe online... I don't have a printer & I'd hate to have to run upstairs to the computer repeatedly while I'm cooking! But I'm sure I can figure that out somehow...

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This would be perfect!!! I think it would work well with the flow of our house and get DS to use his playroom more too. Then I can make his little upstairs room into an office/TV room or something. The only problem will be when I'm cooking from a recipe online... I don't have a printer & I'd hate to have to run upstairs to the computer repeatedly while I'm cooking! But I'm sure I can figure that out somehow...


Hm, bit of a pain but maybe you could jot down some points from the recipe by hand to save running up and down.


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I'd do a space here ds could play downstairs as well. Now, in not too many years from now, he may get to a point where he will wake up and go play on his own. At that point, I'd swap them again so he could play on the same level as you. I have a computer armoire that was about $100 that locks, so if you fund something like that, it would be nice.

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