A hoarder's or professional organizer's dream, that is! The mess starts at the stairs where things have just been dropped because we're just too lazy to carry them upstairs.
And upstairs? Holy mess-of-all-time! Our upstairs needs work. Lots of work. Oh how I wish I could go back in time and set it up from the beginning rather than making it our storage/dumping ground for all the things we don't have room for. I also wish the hubs was home so I could put him to work removing everything!
Adjacent to the landing is a pretty good sized room. That's jam-packed with a bunch of random stuff. Long-term - it needs windows for safety, ventilation and natural lighting, but for the short-term it will work just for what I have planned. Unless my oh so kind brother and father would like to pay me a visit and install a few windows???
Our home isn't large so to let a space this size go to waste is ridiculous and with the impending arrival of baby #2 we need all the extra space we can get!
So here's my plan...or plans.
Option 1: Transform the landing into a sitting area/office space and the room into a guest room, which we're lacking.
Option 2: Transform the room upstairs into our bedroom which would leave a small guest room/office area downstairs right off the living room. It'd give us the opportunity to finally have a bigger bed - our full-size bed just ain't cutting it anymore. Plus, the landing area could serve as a sitting room/early nursery - close enough for those many, many feedings.
I'm definitely leaning towards Option 2 but sometimes you never know which way a project will go until it's finished.
And how will I tackle this overwhelming project? In steps, of course.
- Step 1: Organize & Purge
- Step 2: Clean & Repair
- Step 3: Paint - both the walls & floors
- Step 4: Install storage - bookshelves are a must!
- Step 6: Decorate