Maybe it’s the rush of creative juices, or the excitement of the many possibilities of a blank slate, but one of my most favourite parts of interior design is concept development and space planning. 🖊
Right now I’m getting back to the initial plans for a rental suite, the location of which naturally lends itself to a farmhouse style – one of my most favourite aesthetics!
Because the space is partially finished, there isn’t much flexibility with the layout, which means I have to work within tight limits to achieve the right plan — a challenge I can’t get enough of!
There will be a lot of plumbing work 🚽, as well as electrical 💡and framing 🔨to create two bedrooms.
A window needs to be removed for this to happen, and two egress windows need to be added 🖼🖼…so I can see the budget for finishes and decorative detail dwindling down even before any work has begun…but I’m optimistic, and super excited to show what can be done to this space, even with a small budget. 💸👏👏
When we were searching for a house for our then family of three, our realtor advised us to consider a 3-bedroom, because it is better for resale than a 2-bedroom.
In the area we were looking, 3 bedroom townhomes are essentially the same square footage, but with smaller rooms.
The place we fell in love with had 2 bedrooms, and was really bright and well laid out. I knew that we were buying a relatively long-term home, so I didn’t feel that our choice should based on “resale” potential. We bought it, and we haven’t looked back 🏡❤
So what does two bedrooms mean for a growing family?