Gee, talk about a challenge!
So, please remember, I’m offering advice, I'm not casting rules in stone. Your family comes first … and usually the budget a close second.
|Help your children keep their room tidy by temporarily minimizing belongings |
and providing places to stash stuff. Photo: Sawyer Berson via Decorpad.
I realize you're not going to rip out built-in shelving and play tables, and that's rational. But if you've just spent $200 on two sets of Disney bedspreads, blankets, and sheets, you could pack them away for now and replace them with bedding that doesn't shout, "Look at Me!"
A realtor once told me that bunk beds were a sign to buyers that the home was short of space. Food for thought.
|I like to think that making a room look |
grown-up will encourage grown-up behavior.
Photo: Phillip House NYC via Decorpad.
Your outdoors areas should be as tidy as the indoor areas. That means no collection of old wagons and strollers, no play equipment that doesn't get used but is still stored in the garage or attic.
A playroom is a playroom and can be staged as one, as long as it can be visualized as having another function -- game room, family room or bonus room. Never give up a bedroom. Bedrooms translate as money. If your playroom is a bedroom, make sure there is a bed in there.
|There's plenty of hidden storage in this nursery.|
And the quilt and butterflies are a better
decorating option than paint or wallpaper because
they are easily removable. This photo and top photo: Domino
Incidentally, I never recommend deciding who your target market is because I think it minimizes chances you will appeal to those outside your market.