The very first time my husband and I walked through our house with the realtor, I took one look at the third garage and said, “we could close this in and make it a den someday.” Of course, he looked at me like I had three eyeballs. Looking back, I like to think it was my trusty woman’s intuition kicking in.
Neither of us realized, though, that we’d be looking for ways to make our house grow with our family so soon.
But, here we are, almost two years later. A family of seven in a three-bedroom house (that we love and don’t plan on leaving). The twins are still in our room, but have started talking to us until we wake up. And, the kids have one full bathroom that we didn’t see all five of them sharing down the road—especially when we have a house full of teenagers.
So, here’s what’s happening over the course of the next few weeks. This catastrophe (or some might call it “the wonderland of riding toys”) will become our new playroom/den, with our current hallway extending out:
The twins will move to my oldest son’s bedroom and the upstairs playroom will become his new room. (Are you still following?) We’re converting the toy closet into a bathroom, and the eventual plan is for both boys to share this room. . .
Yes, I am showing you this never-seen-before room, and now you know why it’s never-been-seen-before. Let me tell you, this is the room on a good day. It’s usually a disaster zone from top to bottom that gives me heart palpitations any time I go up there. . .
So, that’s the general plan. And, if you’re excited to see how I’m going to decorate these new spaces, then that makes two of us. This all happened so quickly from the time we decided to move forward that I haven’t had much time to just sit and think about what I want it to all look like. (Well, maybe I do have a few ideas. . . )
(Follow along on Instagram @emilyaclark for more updates along the way.)