Have you ever redecorated your home? If you have you’ll know that it’s both a joy and a pain in the butt to pick out new home furniture. I’ve been spending what little free time I have looking at furniture related websites, or pouring through catalog’s trying to find the perfect furniture for our basement when we finish our remodeling job.
We have a couch in the basement now that I’d like to keep. It’s a sectional with two captains chair that have nice leg rest, and the longer part of the couch pulls out into a double bed. The double bed is of course the real reason why I’d like to keep the couch.
We do have two spare bedrooms upstairs, but we are hoping to have a child. So, if that works out, at most we’ll have one spare bedroom. It’s always nice to have extra space for people to sleep if they come to visit and we do tend to have a lot of visitors.
So I’m trying to plan our basement reno so that the main part of the basement will be like a den, but because of the pullout couch it could double as a temporary bedroom. When we had boarders I had been thinking about renovating the basement and sectioning off one small part of our tiny basement to use as a bedroom but I think I’ll keep the space as open as possible.
My other idea is to perhaps get a Murphy bed. Murphy beds are ones that fold up into the wall and can look like a nice storage cabinet when not in use. I think I’d have to get a sideways model though if we went that route because our basement ceiling is very low and I don’t think a standing regular murphy bed would work down there at all.
See … planning on refurnishing a room can be interesting … but when you have lots of different ideas about how a room could be used it can take up a lot of your time!