Renovating the Spare Bedroom is More Work Than I Thought!

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If you’ve been following along with me in my home renovation journey, you’ve probably heard me complaining about my crappy old spare guest room for some time now. I just can’t seem to decide what I want to do with it!

The room is the smallest in our home, measuring only about 10 x 11 square feet. Right now, we have a small twin sized day bed, two nightstands and a desk – plus the assorted junk that ends up in spare bedrooms all over the country! (Right? Please tell me I’m not the only one!)

I’ve thought about buying a nice bedroom set and making that room a designated spare bedroom. But then again, I’ve used it off and on as my home office, because let’s get real, I’ve only had two overnight guests since I bought the house two years ago! I really do need a designated office space as well.

What I’ve finally decided is to buy a twin sized bed with a trundle bed beneath it, so that when we do have more than one guest at a time, they can both fit comfortably. That will leave plenty of room for a computer desk for my home office.

Now comes the hard part: actually finding a desk that will fit in the space provided and ‘match’ the bedroom decor. I haven’t even touched the remodeling in that room yet. It still has holes from where we removed the ancient curtain rods, it’s painted blue (not a blue that I like) and although my husband did rip out the carpet for me and install new wood laminate flooring and a new door and pretty white baseboards, I never went back and caulked the frame or the baseboards. So, it looks a little, uh…sloppy? It looks a hot mess, let’s just be honest.

I began searching online for desk ideas and came across corner and L shaped home office desks, but with the room being so small, I think that would be a little cramped. I need something compact, but with enough space to actually be useful.

I found this great little standing workstation and I think we have a winner! There will be plenty of room for the bedroom set, and this is practical and space saving!

Now all I have to do is…plaster, prime, paint, caulk, and clean! Notice the excitement in my voice? No? Oh, that’s because it’s not there!

 


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