Are your walls bursting at the seams? Do you need another bedroom desperately? Are you on a tight budget? If you have answered yes or no to any of these questions, read on.
I did not think I would ever see the day when a friend of mine who has five children (only three live at home) and two visit would have enough bedroom space for their children.
This is an extremely small house and it had only two bedrooms. My friend became creative one day out of a frantic need for a third bedroom. The idea was to keep the cost down, and within a miracle of a small budget achieve the third bedroom. Did you ever wish one day you could wave a magic wand and all the items on your list of improvement in your home could be completed?
This is very much the story of how this did happen. My friend decided to take a hall closet, her bedroom closet and the closet from the second bedroom and knock down walls. This created a small but useable third bedroom. She managed to take this small space, the space of the second bedroom, and make two livable, homework areas, and play areas in each bedroom. With my friend, her husband and a professional working together, they managed to achieve the impossible. Even the children helped with the small tasks needed to be accomplished.
The trickiest part of all was between the two children’s rooms they shared a window. The window had to be made into two separate windows. It is the law; each room should have one window which can open. With children in the house this law was definitely followed.
Each child picked out their own wall colors and carpeting. Her daughter picked out a bright pink for the walls and purple for the carpeting. It really brightened up the room and became an instant hit.
Her son picked out light blue walls and they added dark blue carpeting. This worked for the room with the colorful bedspreads.
With the help of a stilt bed for her daughter, she managed to create the needed space a growing child needed to feel comfortable in her own bedroom. Nestled under her bed is her dresser and a small desk.
In her sons bedroom she placed bunk beds with matching spreads. There was room for a dresser which was used for both clothing and a desk. None of the three bedrooms have a closet but they are managing fine. When his brother comes for a visit once or twice a month he now has a place to sleep.
The children are so proud of their rooms they keep them picked up and organized. I want you to know how special these friends of mine are to make a special effort to make the most of a small house and make it livable on a string budget.
The home is where the heart is.
Thank you for reading my article. Please feel free to read any of my numerous articles on various subjects.
Copyright Linda E. Meckler 2007
Linda is the author of her first published book, “Ghost Kids Trilogy. "Christy, 12 and her Brother Brad, 16 moves into an old house on top of a mountain and meet two Ghost Kids.
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