Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Just close the door, Part 2

To review, we have a room, Room Number 4, that is untouched. It's our temporary room, since everything is only there temporarily, waiting for it's permanent, more polished home.


This room is going to be tough to get under control. We have big plans for this space in the coming year or two. We're taking a break from renovations for now, but next spring, this room will be getting the same treatment all the other rooms got -- a full overhaul, with more than a few bells and whistles. Is it really a good idea to put a lot of time and effort into a room that's just going to be full of dust and construction mess in 8-10 months anyway?

I could see this as a room to play in. After all, since it's untouched, I could make as many design mistakes as I want, pound holes into the walls, paint it a terrible, outlandish colour. After all, we'll be starting over completely with it soon enough anyway. But there's something even more daunting standing in our way with this space.

I want too much out of it.

I want a dining room.




I want a piano and music room.



I want a craft room in which to sew, and a studio in which to paint.


I want an office.



I want a laundry room.


This room is approximately 9 feet by 12 feet.

Does anyone else see a problem with this picture?

Images: a) me b) here c) here d) here e) here f) here

10 comments:

  1. Oh I feel your pain! We don't even have a legitimate 'spare room' in our house [it just kind of segues from another room] and we have no idea what we're going to do with it--though we too have gone through a million options, nothing seems quite right.
    I'm sure you two will figure out a good fit for room #4 eventually; spring is 7 months away. :)

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  2. @Martina

    Thanks Martina! I think it will be just a matter of seeing how much we can squeeze in without overdoing it. Plenty of trial and error to come.

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  3. I so totally feel you on this - there are SO many rooms I would love to have the space for (but prob never ever will) mostly a designated office/guest room and a sweet laundry space with good looking appliances!

    I think you should pat yourself on the back because it looks like youve got your "mess" under control in this room! Bravo!

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  4. I have the black baby grand piano. Now all I need is that room, the dress and about 30 pounds less and voila! I've got the same look :-) Seriously, with a 9 x 12 room, you're going to have to make some choices. I know which one I'd be choosing :-)

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  5. you could have it be a multi-function room, there are a lot of nice computer desks that fold away into beautiful cupboards so an office/dinning (craft, piano, whatever) room might be the way to go.

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  6. Thank you Martina! We have a lot of trial and error in our future, I think!

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  7. Oh I feel your pain! We don't even have a legitimate 'spare room' in our house [it just kind of segues from another room] and we have no idea what we're going to do with it--though we too have gone through a million options, nothing seems quite right. I'm sure you two will figure out a good fit for room #4 eventually; spring is 7 months away. :)

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  8. That's pretty much the plan! Of course, we'll have to see how much we can fit in and compromise from there.

    Thanks for dropping by!

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  9. Julianne Van't LandOctober 7, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    I LOVE that sunny laundry room! And, if there's no room for crafting upstairs you can help me plan a great craft wall down here (with whatever space I can steal away from the philosophers so-called 'study'...)!

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