Building a home office. A Guest Nook. A Walk-in-Closet.

About time I posted some pics of our best renovation innovation yet!

I wrote about this a short while back for BrickUnderground.com, so just follow the link for some more info. Here, I wanted to share some “behind the scenes”: I wanted to share some of the inspirational images I used during my process of coming up with the whole concept and design of the room.

This was a room by glamournest.com. So cozy and snug. I thought: a bit impractical, but boy they make that  space earn its keep!

Really, all you need is a bit of comfort and prettiness and, above all, privacy. A separate space for sleeping and dressing. And maybe working. And reading. Perhaps meditating. And doing crosswords.

Here was another idea I loved: light and airiness through windows:

I also, for some odd reason, really loved the idea of having sidelites. You know, like they have for front doors.

So: Snug and comfy, light and airy, front-door-like. These were the thoughts behind creating a “room” (not legally a bedroom, since it’s under 80 square feet) that was only 57 inches wide (and about 11 feet long).

After stripping the windows and baseboards, we had a contractor come in and build us a wall. If you’d like to check out exactly how the experience went, please, please check out my column! Or, ask me anything here.

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The Original. The Living room had lovely proportions, but it just didn’t work for our needs. We wanted a separate working room, and a place to stick our overnight guests.

First, a quick look at how the room looked originally.

And a “before” pic. Though technically a “during” pic…

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And the final result! Is that a thing of beauty or what?!

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