Playroom Reveal! Making Space For A Growing Family

Playroom makeover reveal - creating space for a growing family

Success! We managed to turn our 1,200 square foot home into a place for a family of four to live, work, and thrive. What the photos don’t show is our newborn making this room his temporary home (complete with a bassinet and sound machine). It's an adjustment, but we're making it work! What's really put my mama-heart at ease has been the transformation of our forgotten sunroom. Turning it into a cozy, welcoming space for our newborn has allowed for an easier transition to our new life, and for our toddler to accept the fact that he is not an only child anymore. Continue Reading

Transforming a Sunroom to a Playroom to Make Space for a Growing Family

When Al and I found out we were expecting baby number two, the walls of our quaint little 2/1 started to cave in all around us. We danced with the idea of moving to the ‘burbs, but after some serious soul searching and a few disappointing open houses, we thought better of it. Our dream has always been to raise our family in the city and we just didn't want to give that up so quickly. Continue Reading

Before & After: Ultimate Playroom Makeovers

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Yes, makeovers plural!  And yes, they’re all ultimate!  Don’t believe me?  Read on.  

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These playroom makeovers are all the work of Minor Details, a design firm focused solely on creating awesome spaces for kids.  A peek through their portfolio was enough to make me want a playroom of my own, that’s for sure!  Check out more of their work here and let me know what you think!

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P.S. Minor Details also has a pretty sweet blog focused on mod toys, furniture, etc. Continue Reading

Before & After: A Bland Basement Turned Fantasy Playroom

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This basement renovation took a little over a year, but I’m willing to bet the “after” is what little kids’ dreams are made of!  

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Jessica Levitt, a designer, crafter, and blogger, turned this drab and dark basement into a playroom fantasty for her brother-in-law’s three children.  I don’t know about you, but I would have LOVED this space as a kid!  Heck, I even love it now.

There are loads of incredible pictures on Jessica’s blog Juicy Bits, so be sure to check it out!

Playroom, Before and After

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BHG contributor Stephen Saint-Onge took this playroom from mish-mash to marvelous with eye-popping color. Below is a shot of the room after at a slightly different vantage point. (The table is now where the sofa used to be.)

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The room now features an art gallery, study zone, a reading spot and a stage. What more could a kid want? To see more images of the makeover, follow this jump.

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