Our Bedroom Grand Designs

Let’s just say our bedroom is a work in progress and that
is being particularly generous, you see it has no ceiling, the en-suite is
minus the essentials, a toilet, sink or shower (its just a very dusty smaller room and not
worthy of the en-suite title at the moment!) and the whole window area needs
boxing in before we can even get to the painting and new flooring! So I have to dream and dream big, because I
do not know exactly how long it will stay in this distressed condition (and serve as a dumping ground for all the tools, paint and plaster boards!). I did try and take a better picture but with no electrics in there and relying only on the flash on my phone I nearly stumbled over the mess…

Going on our current budget
constraints if we are lucky we MIGHT get a ceiling in 2016, but then it would
probably be another year before we get the bathroom sorted. It’s a patient game I need to play but when
I open the door to our room I feel a bit sad, because I want to live that life
now, not X many years down the line. My
worry is this house will only be finished when we are much older because its so
expensive renovating and by then we would need to consider downsizing (although
I hate thinking about an empty nest, I would much rather have my boys around me
for as long as possible!).

I really hope our bedroom will be
quite something when its finished. I
plan to have a sofa in one corner to lounge around on before bed; the room is
certainly spacious enough for that and a big bed. It will be lovely not queuing for the bathroom in the morning and
of course just having more space to spread out.

We currently have an Ottoman bed
but had to dismantle it to move house, since then we have done it once more to
change rooms. I really do not think it
will let us move it again, so for now it’s staying in the eventual guest room
and we will get ourselves a new bed to go in the master room of the house when its finally completed. The Ottoman bed has been handy though I love
the additional storage space but I would choose something different next
time. I think hubbie would like a TV
Bed, but then he is more obsessed with technology than me, I would go for
something simple and romantic. I think
we might have a falling out over which double bed
from Furniture Village we eventually pick.

It’s difficult when you both have very different ideas
about the vision for a room. Least we
agreed on one thing, we decided to change it into one bigger room, it used to
be two separate bedrooms. But I thought a
five bedroom house with one of them being a proper master suite was better than a six
bedroom with smaller rooms. Most of our
budget was blown adding the supporting steel beam and paying the structural
engineer for his services, we even had to have new wooden beams as they were rotten… (cue lots more expense!).

So now we wait and hopefully one day the room will
get finished! Or perhaps hubbie (or I) will magically learn some DIY skills and take charge of this project once and for all… although as you can tell from this picture we are not BIG fans (removing ceilings is VERY messy and tiring work!).

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