Our house is too small. When we bought it, we had 4 kids and didn't know yet that we were expecting another. Since then, we have been lucky enough to have 2 more kids. Our house is not keeping up and as soon as we move Yirmi into the little girls' room, we'll have 3 kids in the same not-so-big-to-begin-with room. So, since we didn't buy a house with lycra walls (though, personally, I think it wouldn't be a bad idea to give walls a little stretchability) we've been trying to think of ways to make things a little less crowded...
Our staircase was high and the wasted space was driving Ohad crazy...
So we decided to build a floor:
It's not so high (5 feet - and I'm 5'4") - this is Matan showing us his lack of fear of heights... (though Ohad and I were both standing there and helped him get down).
It's L-shaped and not terribly large, but big enough so 2 kids could sleep there comfortably.
This is the little girls' room from the inside - from here, we opened the wall...
This is the same wall, after it was opened. We're also painting the room a shade of peach.
Tomorrow they are going to do all the finishing touches, including a banister, a ladder, the painting, etc. We plan to have a ladder to go up and a slide to come down. Right now, the electrician is making a heck of a lot of noise drilling into the wall to pull electricity in - we need a light fixture and a socket. I believe the mess will be worth it :-)
5 years ago