Monday, August 9, 2010

And now to talk about something other than my pregnancy...

We have been renting out one of our bedrooms to a friend from church for about a year. She's not home very often these days (she's working 60 hours a week right now and spends most of her free time out of the home), so it's easy to forget we have a roommate. We have enjoyed having the extra income and extra person to play games with (although we haven't done that for a while). And now she'll be moving out by the end of the month.

Last night Joe asked me what I want to do with the room. Oh, the possibilities! I could use the walls as a over-sized canvas and practice finger painting. Or I could spend my days in the room, depriving myself of light and comforts to feed my inner writer with ideas. We could get rid of the litter boxes and build a sandbox in the room, converting it into our cats' walk-in toilet. I could hang a bunch of shelves and rods and make the ultimate walk-in closet. We could turn it into a time-out room or a sex room or a meditation room. If we knew someone else who needed a place to stay, we could just rent it out again.

What would you do with an extra bedroom (not too large, not too small, blackout blinds, ceiling fan, carpeted, closet)?

5 comments:

The Goodmans said...

lol @ sex room! nice! you would say that! i have enjoyed transforming our "office" into a baby's room, combining the office with the guest bedroom. so, that's a thought...and the fingerpainting could be a great theme! lol

Elizabeth Larson said...

Okay, so I can assume you already have a babies room lined up?? If NOT, then of course it's got to be the room for the baby. But I am assuming you have one lined up because I think you would have said so...sooo, what about an office/library? We have a room with bookcases lined with books, or a "study" if you will. It also has a computer desk that matches the bookcases with a computer on it. But now days everyone laptops it, so you could make it a study with books and a little cat area as well. Just some ideas ;)

Jahn said...

Hey, I've been looking for a new place to stay.

Oh, wait.

Never mind. :-)

Debra said...

We've got a guest room and an office already, but I like the idea of a room just for my books. They get a bit crowded and feel forgotten sometimes!

Meh. The baby will sleep in our room for a while, and he or she isn't joining us for about another 6 months anyway.

Mrs.Flabby and Unfabulous said...

lol Deb to be honest if it were me I would set it up as a hobby slash rec room. A place that is tucked away so if its a bit messy no one cares and a place to throw bean bags down and pillows and just have a nice place to be. One half craft area one half place to have friends or just hubby hang out. Plus my floor would be made out of trampoline!