Craft/play/guest room!!!

 I love our home, but I'm constantly wishing it were larger.  With three little ones, I'm sure you can imagine how cramped things can feel in a home that's just over 1900 square feet.  We plan to be here for a couple more years, so we've realized that we really need to make sure we're using every square inch of living space to ensure maximum comfort.  Our home has to "work" as efficiently as possible.  The solution?  Built-ins.  We want to have built-ins in EVERY room.  Okay, maybe not every room...but I think the more built-ins we have, the more space we have for storage.  More storage space equals a more organized home, right? I hope so because that's our plan.  So where do we begin?  We've decided the first step in realizing this plan is to transform the bonus space over our detached garage into a craft studio (for me!!!) and a secondary playroom for the little ones.  This room will also serve as a guest suite, so it needs to feel especially cozy and inviting.  Here's the space before...
Pretty bland, right?  We have NEVER used this room.  I think I can count on one hand the number of times I've even gone up there before now.  Well not anymore!  We already hired someone to come out and install built-ins along the one wall with a window, and he did a fantastic job!  We're not quite finished yet, but here's a sneak peak...
We've already been up a few times to play but, as far as the decorating, the only thing I've managed to do is the window seat.  I can't wait to complete the rest.  I've been inspired by these various rooms that I found on Pinterest and via Google search...





I love the color in some of these and how neatly they've arranged all their items on the shelves.  We still have to purchase a sleeper sofa and I need to find pretty bins or boxes for all my sewing and craft items.  Then I'll post, with what will probably be way too many pictures, about the finished product!
In the mean time, stay tuned because tomorrow is Brinkley's first day of "school" and I plan to tell you all about it.`

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