Designer Justine Sterling transformed a low-ceiling basement space in a 1920s Colonial to create a studio. It’s a walkout basement with two windows providing decent light, but it was very ugly with exposed pipes, a horrible acoustic tile ceiling and old sticky vinyl flooring. At roughly 450 square feet, there was a good amount of space to create a project room for the children. The room is now a lively children's workspace.
Bring new life to your old household items. Amanda of A Lovely Place to Land transformed an old wooden thread rack into a clever storage solution for kids' shoes. Display the rack on a dresser or mount it on a wall to save space. Arrange shoes by type and color to make it easy to find what you need.
Vintage toys and treasures set the tone in this kid's bedroom that's part of the HGTV Dream Home 2009 designed by Kim Myles. Twin four poster beds add elegant vertical height while a rich red makes the room feel snug and cozy.
This kids' bedroom features white floors, white furniture and pale blue walls. Green bed curtains add a pop of color as well as a cozy sleeping area. The green is echoed in a green striped window treatment.
The center of this great room is designated as a holiday gathering spot for kids, complete with snacks and interactive crafting ideas. With kids occupied, parents can enjoy a more formal dining experience in the adjacent room.
A larger footprint made room for a double vanity (before, there was only a pedestal sink). The cabinets are dark blue to fit in with the blues throughout the rest of the house, while graphic porcelain tiles from TileBar keep things lively. “James makes fun of me for using this bathroom instead of the one in our master suite, but it’s just so new and nice,” says Cristina.