I can't remember if I have posted about this before and frankly I am too lazy to check! Plus, I love it so much that I just have to talk about it. :)
Off of our kitchen there was an area that we had a table and chairs in and the girls could eat in there and we did school in there. It was always messy.
My dh and decided that we were going to move the desk/office upstairs to that area and the table downstairs. That thought lasted about 10 minutes. Next, it was putting the office/desk in the storage room and someday re-doing the walls and floor. That lasted about a minute! It would never get finished and we both know it. ;)
We finally came upon the idea of moving the table downstairs as a game type area (I also thought we could do school there!) and the extra love seat and coffee table upstairs. Aha! We found an idea that we both loved. Steven let me buy an area rug and curtains for the sliding doors. I still need different curtains for the windows (I bought them with the breakfast area in mind), but alas that will have to wait. The extra budget money is going for fixing my van-but that's another story!
Here it is:
It is a sactuary for Steven and I that we use for our Quiet Times/Bible Study or just to get away for a few minutes. The kids are not allowed to bring anything in there or leave anything. They may visit but only when invited and only for short periods! I have a pretend door on it that I say is closed so that I can have some quiet time. :)
Everyone should have a room like this!