Trading Spaces 101

So, thought I'd write up an entry about changing rooms with our daughter who is 2 years old. Yes, everyone I pretty much bring this up to thinks we are crazy to do it. But there is a reason for the madness I tell you. We live in an older house. You go up the stairs to the second floor and you either take a left into our spare room, which has the half bath, our clothes, and our hobby room, or you take a right into Emma's room. Then you have to go through her room to get to the stairs to our room in the finished attic. I hate having to walk through her room every night, during the night, and in the mornings. Especially since she has a 6th sense where I'm concerned and knows when it's me vs her daddy. Our room honestly only has our bed, a tv, and chair. Otherwise much wasted space. So, I was thinking one day, I want to take back my living room from the toys, but there isn't room in her current room. Why not switch rooms? It's a win win situation. She has more room, with the angled ceiling it's more for her height anyways, she can even have a nice play area. And for us no more having to go through her room to get to ours, the hubs will not have to be super super quiet in the mornings when getting ready for work either. So, that is the reason for my madness in it all. I know most people wouldn't consider switching rooms. But it's going to work for us.


Anonymous said...

Oh your house sounds beautiful! From the way it sounds, I love that layout and it all makes perfect sense to me; switching rooms. It sounds so cozy!
We live in an old Cape Cod and have the angled ceilings, cubby holes and dormer windows. Personally, I wouldn't have a newer house.
Our houses have character!
I know from experience what a big job that is, switching rooms. I know you're tired!

Deann said...

I think it is going to be great!! And I really want to see pics when you get it all done!

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mownik said...

that sounds like the smartest idea ever! your house sounds beautiful and i think you should show us the before and after.

Jaden Paige said...

Maybe I'm crazy too, but I think it's a perfect idea! Sounds like it will work out great for your family, and being able to reclaim your living room as adult space will feel nice too, I'm sure!

You should post pics when you're done :D