Ask any grandparent – grandkids are a joy. And, if possible, they deserve a room of their own. When we first bought the mid-century ranch, he was still sleeping in a crib. By the time we finished and sold it, he was closer to the age you see him here, and that wasn’t such a long stretch. His room had been used as an office and had a built-in desk unit occupying one full wall. Not a bad piece of millwork, but not at all appropriate for a toddler. The room did have one really cool feature, however. The seller asked us if we wanted it removed. With an eye toward using the space for our grandson, though, we said that leaving it would be just fine. Since the fan didn’t have a light kit, and since we didn’t particularly want to take up play space with lamps, we decided to install a couple of pot lights for illumination. Some paint on the walls and new, plusher carpet, simple window treatments and a rocker, and the room was ready. They grow fast – even faster, it seems, than their parents did. As he grew out of the crib and into a big-boy bed, it was easy to evolve the room along with him.
Next up – the adult areas. Except that, as any grandparent will tell you, the whole house belongs to the grandkids.