February 8, 2011 in Making our House a Home
There are many, many beautiful things you can do to your home (given the time, energy, motivation and/or money…). The REAL challenge is making your house beautiful AND practical. Figuring out what works and doesn’t work for your family and how to maximize the space that you live in is something you can’t hire a decorator for. Its trial and error and living real life every day. That’s how we make our house our home.
The way our family has lived in our home has changed a lot over the past couple of years (i.e. the way we use the various spaces, the amount of stuff that we have, and the amount of time we spend in various activities/places has all changed). It has become apparent that some changes are in order. And that is why we are swapping our bedrooms around–to make these spaces more practical for our family’s daily needs.
Let me explain. We have a three-bedroom split-level house. The biggest bedroom is in the basement (garden level) and has an attached bath. While it would have been natural for us to claim this as our master bedroom, for the past couple of years this room has served as our guest bedroom…
But this arrangement really isn’t suiting our needs as well as these spaces might…and so we are undertaking what I have lovingly termed “The Big Bedroom Swap Around.”
Over the next several weeks I will be sharing what we have identified our needs to be and why it has become necessary to undergo such an extensive remodel/re-arranging project.
Please join me!
Choose from the link below to follow us as we embark on this journey (as each post in the series is published these links will become active):
Click here to see some progress on Bedroom #1 (and check back later to see the finished product )
I’m linking up: