Friday, September 19, 2008

Little Tiny Baby Pretend House...the boys' room

Alright. What you are about to see is real. The places pictured are not sets in a studio. Nor are the people actors. This is a true depiction of how a family of four can a 594 square foot, 2 bedroom apartment. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

The boys are sharing a room that is pretty much the same size as the one t
hey left. We pretty much set it up in the same way. We, and I say "we" because it was a family affair, turned their bunk beds into loft beds. We wanted to be able to give them as much floor space as possible. If you missed that post, you can read about it and see photos here. It has proved to be a great idea! So, without further ado, here is a mini size tour of their room.

This is the view from the door as you enter their room. This is Magnus' bed.

His bed again. Under each bed is a space set up for each of them to have a reading/play area. I have yet to hang up their curtains (which gives them privacy from the other) and buy them some sort of small area rug for when they want to lay down and read. They are pretty much loving the fact that they have linoleum flooring so that their Playmobil guys are able to stand up on their own without falling down.

Another view of his bed plus the shelves that stand between their beds. Yes, they have a tv in their room. It is the only tv in the house and it is rarely used. I have the vhs player hooked up to it so we can watch videos...educational ones. The terrarium pictured on the bottom shelf is, unfortunately, empty. It used to house my corn snake, Steve. I was hoping it was going to be the home of a bearded dragon, but I think they need a bigger habitat, so I am not sure about that. I *will* put something in it eventually!

This view is under one side of Thane's bed. Their dresser is standing on the other side. Yes, we have a lot of bins. A LOT! Luckily the boys are pretty good about making sure that the correct toys go into the correct bins so things stay organized for the most part.

This is their closet...well, one side. It is full of clothes, science experiment kits, games, puzzles, school supplies, and bedding. The other side is full of bins containing out of season clothing, my homeschool file cabinet, and some of my clothes. Whoever built these apartments was very smart about the use of space. These closets have a lot of room for storage.

Thanks for going on this mini tour. Be sure to come back when we explore the other areas of the Little Tiny Baby Pretend House!


Just some guy... said...

Wow. Your husband must be a master of spatial relationships (does he have spatial needs, too? Ha!). He's a carpenter, interior designer, scholar - what can he NOT do?

I hope I get to meet both of you some time, cause you seem pretty cool, too.

Brittney said...

Thanks for all of the compliments directed towards my husband, just some guy. He is a man of many talents and I am lucky to have him around. And yes, he does have "spatial" needs!

And I *am* pretty cool too! :0) At least my husband thinks so! So, maybe someday we'll get to meet. ;)

zelda said...

I am beyond impressed.