Our house is old and kind of quirky. We knew when we bought it that we needed to figure out how to make better use of the space that was formerly an attached garage and converted into living space (by previous owners). We made a few changes before moving in, but we wanted to live with the space for a while before doing too much. You can see the area I’m talking about on the far right of our house.
The real estate listing called the area a 4th bedroom, but it was cavernous and felt more like a basement rec room. We knew we needed a guest bedroom, and I was really hoping for a main floor laundry room. My dad and I tossed ideas back and forth for a few weeks, sketching out the possibilities. We ended up building a wall, dividing the space by 2/3 bedroom, 1/3 laundry/mudroom/TBD. I had him add a nice big coat closet to the laundry side, because we knew we would be mostly coming and going through the back door of the house, which is nearest to this room.
Let’s look at the original space, shall we? [Read more…]