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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

The Boys Room...

We are planning on redoing our son's room. It is simply...disgusting! It has carpet that has to go and we plan to widen the entrance into the closet to make it more practical for storing clothing and odds and ends. We will replace all the trim and closet door and paint.

Their room is a lovely spacious room that has full sun during the day...that is why you see Finnigan lounging on their armchair. The room holds bunkbeds, a fullsize comfy armchair, a steel shelving rack for their television, music and baskets of junk plus their dresser and a computer desk. All that, and the room is still spacious!

Since our house is a capecod, you get lots of neat angles that can also be tricky. Inside their huge closet, the ceiling slopes...that is why we plan to widen the closet door entrance to take advantage of the wasted space. Andy loves building closet organizers. He has always built really nice custom fit ones in all our homes. Plus, it will be fun to paint the angled wall a nice contrasting colour.

My biggest dilemma is the flooring. I have always preferred hardwood. My second choice is berber then it would be laminate. It isn't that I don't like the look of laminate...I do....it is the feel...I'm weird like that...maybe a bit OCD...but the feel under my foot or the sound that muffles up has always irritated me somewhat.

But, when I compare the cost between hardwood and laminate, (carpeting isn't an option as maggie our dog has accidents) laminate makes sense. Especially right now with Sam and Jack being so rough on their surroundings. You see, we live in our home 24/7....since we homeschool. Sam might be upstairs doing his work or reading, or Jack might drag out his lego or they may have friends over to hang out...and inevitably, drinks are spilled, markers are stained onto the floor or scratches appear from who knows what. Plus, the other big positive to using laminate is the fact that I can replace the carpet in Ella's room which would be wonderful!

We are thinking of putting it in temporarily till they move out...which surprisingly is only five years away or less for my older two....that way when we do sell we will have nice new hardwood floors...I wish I knew what to do. I want to be financially practical and get the most bang for my dollar...but at the same time, I don't want to wish for hardwood everytime I am in their room....

Am I being silly....seeing this photo of Jack fast asleep, half on the bed half off...makes me wish I could just do berber. But, with Maggie it just isn't an option.

Help!!

2 comments:

restyled home said...

Hi Wendy,
I get so excited when I see that you have posted again!! I think you should do laminate. I think the change will be so drastic that you won't mind that it is not hardwood. You can get the wider, more rustic style and it will look more authentic. Also, you could get an area rug so Jack can continue to sleep upside down (he is sooo adorable...). Besides isn't Maggie moving out?? I heard she was, I didn't think it was just a rumour....Meoww, purr, kitten, size of your hand, self-trained, cuddly, unscented...CARPET

Happy decorating!!
Linda

onelittlemustardseed said...

Hey linna,

Feeling much better today and eager to get working on the house. I already touched up all of ella's furniture and walls, and now I want to get moving on the boys room.

I think your right...laminate is the way to go...oh and maggie, I posted an ad of sorts and all I get is sympathy...no takers!