Monthly Archives: January 2014

A Place to Create

The kids love it and why wouldn’t they.

1B4E - Shivonne Lewis-Young

The quest to organize our house and create functional and fun spaces continues this week.  My husband Phil has done an amazing job putting things together for me but the room I am most proud of is our new craft room.

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In our old house we had a super functional craft room space that was set up in the unfinished basement portion of our house.  Keelyn spent many hours in that room and William was starting to use it too.  We set up a temporary space in this house but it was not very efficient so I dreaded when Keelyn asked to do crafts.    We decided that needed to change so Phil and I set to work.  Our new spot is set up in the front room of our house officially labelled the “den”.  To date, we’ve had it filled with our sofa from the old house we…

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Mudroom Madness!

Yes it was madness but has now evolved into a much more functional space. One small accomplishment achieved this holiday break.

1B4E - Shivonne Lewis-Young

We fortunately have a small mudroom off the garage door entryway.  It wasn’t initially there on the plans well it was but it was much smaller and had a storage closet.  We removed the closet and took the second larger pantry out of our kitchen and flipped it into the laundry room.  This created a nice sized entry way.  However up until now it’s been an empty space.  Well not so empty it usually is a dumping ground for backpacks, coats, boots, hats and mittens.  Initially I would take all of those things after school/work and hang up in the front hall closet and then each night before I went to back take them all back out again and lay them neatly in the mudroom in each persons pile so that we would be ready in the morning.  You can probably understand why I stopped this routine.  

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