I was looking through pictures of the house and came across this one of the upstairs loft area the first time I walked through the house. Mind you the previous renters had already moved out, they just decided to leave a few things behind.
You can't even see half of the stuff that was left up there. Next to the couch was a t.v. box, metal headboard, and box spring. Behind the stairs were other random boxes full of satellite dish parts. In the back bedroom that was covered in carpet padding was an old dresser, a hollowed out speaker, old clothes, and broken drum sticks. It took a few hours just to get it all cleaned out. The after picture above shows the area completely re-textured and ready for paint.
We had planned on putting both kids in the bedroom and then making a playroom out of the open area. But, we are thinking now it might be best to have the kids downstairs so we can get to them quicker in an emergency. I'm sure we will still make the open area a playroom, but we have yet to decided on the final room situation.
Until then, here are a few of my favorite ideas for the playroom:
I love the idea of creating a space dedicated to my children. I want an area where they can: create, learn, explore, read, play and just be kids.