Kids love secret play spots, and adults love to tuck the mess out of sight. A play nook may just be the best invention ever; even a small space can provide a world of possibilities to kids and their imagination.
The homeowners wanted a space where their grandkids could let go and be kids, so designers added a playroom with a great library of books and a giant LEGO wall. A small table gives the kids a place to play, while storage bins anchored to the walls keep the toys organized.
A Dutch door separates the kids' room from the stairs, while leaving the top section open so the parents and grandparents can still hear their kids playing. On the back wall, a "kid door" leads into the LEGO room, adding a touch of magic to this already cool space.
To create flexibility in the children's area, a sliding door subdivides the space for nighttime and nap time, creating two separate bedroom spaces, each with its own entrance. During the day, though, parents can keep the space open, creating a great big playroom for the kids.
A toddler's closet painted in tones of purple and white provides organized storage for clothes, stuffed animals and other items. The hanging fabric shelf keeps child's favorite playthings within easy reach.