(Closed) What on earth do i do with this room?

posted 4 years ago in Home
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

daniellemc:  I would put bookshelves, a small desk and some comfy seating and make it a library/office/sitting room where you could sit and have a coffee and croissant on a Sunday morning and read something.

Post # 18
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

daniellemc:  office or game room. Kind of strange that you have to go through that room to get to the guest rooms. Or at least that’s how it looks on the drawing.

Post # 20
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5154 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

daniellemc:  Do you have a picture of the actual space?

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

IzzyBear:  I thought the same. 

Either way, I really like the suggestion to make it a chill room – reading room with library and office. Let us know what you decide! 

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

daniellemc:  haha that is interesting. Honestly if your budget allowed, I’d be knocking down some walls (and if they aren’t load baring). Personally, I’d knock out the wall seperating the living room from the mud roon and kitchen. I’d also knock out the wall in between the kitchen and the “random room”. Give it a much more open concept feel. But I understand if budget doesn’t allow for all of that. Maybe just knock out the wall between the kitchen and living room 😉

Post # 25
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Maybe once you’ve lived in it for several months, you’ll get a better feel for what the room’s purpose should be. You might need a dedicated office, but might end up preferring to sit on the couch with a laptop. I used to have a dedicated “office” in our house, but for me, it really was a waste of space. I rarely went in there. If you have a hobby, maybe you could make it a hobby room (ie craft room, sewing room, etc.).  Exciting that you have this option! 🙂

Post # 26
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Bumble bee

For me,  that would be an office/storage/craft room. I’d get some built ins or cabinets from ikea to line one wall and put a nice desk in there. Somewhere to dump the mail, store paperwork, work on craft projects, store games, extra blankets, and just the general junk everyone has that needs to be accessible and not in bins in the basement. If the dog has a crate that would go in there too probably. In the future it’s a good playroom.

Post # 27
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Bumble bee

daniellemc:  I would make it a sitting room/library. Guests could use it as a hang out space instead of having to be in the family living room if they want to chill, but don’t want to be in a bedroom. It would also be a nice place to relax and look outside into the backyard without having the distractions of a tv.

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

What if you took out the wall to make it open up the the kitchen?

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - On a Cliff Overlooking the Bay, Florida

daniellemc:  it may have originally been a formal living room… you knoe where NO ONE ever uses lol.  You caould make it into an office / library / craft room.

Post # 30
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

I like it. It’s a nice extra space, EXCEPT for the thing about having to go through it to get to the bedrooms. That is very odd. I think you should plan on some day reworking the kitchen a little bit and putting the door to the master on that side.

Or maybe you’ll get used to it like the other owners did! You can definitely make that a cool, fun space. I assume the french doors add a lot of natural light. I think you should paint the walls a fun color and add high bookshelves for extra storage. Make it a small office area, put a bunch of pictures on the wall, and maybe a small table for games, or a craft area! 

I also think it might be beneficial to have a miniature mudroom area for when it’s been raining in the backyard. Just a shelf with a couple coat hooks and a good rug.

I would try to think of it as a extension of the master. Which, maybe someday you could turn a part of it into an extension of the master, like a small seating area. Then the odd room could be turned into a T shaped hallway that leads to the guestrooms and backyard. It would make so much more sense that way.

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