Ideas for playroom and related storage?
I had originally posted this on the Home Decorating forum, but someone wisely suggested that this might be a better place for this post.
We're in the process of building a new house. We will have a finished basement, but at some point I realized we really hadn't created a place for our two year old to play, do crafts, etc.
The good news is that we have a bonus room that's turning out to have much more functional space than I had thought it would, although it's somewhat strangely shaped. If it helps, it's 30' 10" long, 11'7" wide (15'8" at the wider part) and slopes down to 4' on both of the long sides. (Sorry the picture is so blurry - not sure why that is.)
I'd love to hear (and better yet see!) ideas for storage, wall decorations, flooring, etc. My very early thoughts are to paint, or just polyurethane, the floor. I read something a long time ago that's stuck with me about someone who didn't put down anything when their kids did craft projects - the paint, etc. that ended up on the floor became part of the decor. I think that could be kind of fun. (It also might drive me nuts - I'm still deciding. Thoughts are welcome.) We already have a place for "hanging out" and neater playing (games, toys, etc), so I'm not trying to duplicate that.
I also have always liked the idea of chalkboard paint - and think that would be fun on one of the walls - maybe the one around the window.
Lastly, there are no closets in the bonus room, at least as of now. We also will need storage in the finished part of the basement for toys. Would love to see your storage solutions.
Thanks in advance for your help -