Monday, June 13, 2011

House Tour- Office and Guest/Baby Room

So I've slacked on posting pictures of the house. Like I've mentioned my motivation level lately has been at zero. But I decided to get off my ass and go ahead and post our other two bedrooms.

First we have our current guest room, which is the larger of the two extra bedrooms. This will be the future nursery. I thought of using the smallest bedroom for the nursery but I like the idea of having plenty of space for the kid as he/she gets older and not having to switch rooms later.

As you'll see we haven't done much to this room. This was intentional, I had hoped that within a year or so we would be re-doing this as a baby room so I didn't put a lot of work into it initially. The funny thing is that we've had several overnight guests since we've lived here and I think only once was this room slept in. Most of the guests (i.e. Kristian's buddies) will just pass out sleep on the couch downstairs.

This is the bed we use to have in our bedroom before we got the new furniture. This is now the cats bed as you can see from both boys taking a nap together on it.

I love the big window that looks out onto the front of the house. We definitely need to invest in some blinds before the kid gets here. Right now the bed takes up most of the room, once we have the smaller baby furniture it will look much bigger. I hope.

Here's the closet which is a good size. We had to remove one of the doors in order to fit our old dresser in there. We plan to get rid of the dresser, turn half of the closet into shelves for books and toys and the other half use for clothes. We'll probably remove the other door and use a pretty curtain instead.

Also, the teddy bear on the bed was Kristian's as a child. His mom gave it to us when she found out we were pregnant.

Next is the smallest of the bedrooms and our "office". I use that term loosely because even though it looks like an office we really don't use this room that much, which makes me sad because I actually really love it. Neither of us work from home much and when we do we're on the laptop in the living room.

Here is our desk, that we use more for storage than actual desk-like activities. We actually plan on getting rid of this desk (since we don't use it anyway) and getting a futon instead. That way we still have a place for guests to sleep, primarily my mother who I'm hoping will come stay with us for a few days after the baby is born.

We also have a great cedar chest under the window. This was passed down to me from my mother who use to keep her wedding dress in it. Now I have my old prom dresses and other odds and ends in there. Mainly it's one of the cats favorite places to lay during the day and look out the window.

We got these great bookcases from one of Kristian's friends that is moving. They are in great condition and very sturdy and best of all FREE! They've provided so much extra storage for all of our DVD's, books, photo albums etc. If you can't tell "my" bookcase is on the left and "Kristians" is on the right.

Here is a picture of our closet, we have great closet space in this house. Since we plan to get rid of the desk we plan to also put some sort of shelving/storage unit in one half of the closet for all of our files and other items that are currently housed in the desk. The other side of the closet will remain a closet which currently holds our dressy clothes (including my wedding dress) that we don't wear very often.

So that's it for the bedrooms. We definitely have a great amount of space for what we need right now. If we have anymore kids in the future it make get a bit tight but that's MANY years down the road.


Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I love the soon to be nursey! That window is amazing!! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

KLaw said...

eeek! I cannot wait to see that nursery all put together!

Meg said...

I definitely think putting a curtain on the closet will look great. It will be such a wonderful baby room with that big old window. I also think those free bookcases are gorgeous--great deal on those!

Bicoastal Bride said...

Can't wait to see the nursery transformation! What a great room with a great view!

april said...

Try to get some drapes that block out the light. It's not so rough when they're babies, but as toddlers, they associate darkness with sleeping and sunlight with waking up. So, in the summer, Laura is up at 6AM and won't go to bed at 9PM. (Most kids wake up earlier than that, but she's mine, so she normally sleeps until 7 or 7:30).

What a cute house! It's perfect for a starter, I think.

Nicole-Lynn said...

Very nice! Isn't it fun setting things up in your new house!? I can't wait to see the nursery all set up!