Its the new in-law suite!  This 2- bedroom Jack & Jill area used to be all boy-cave.  Dark navy blue and black walls, posters, lockers, etc.  Now we have a bedroom and a “parlor”, complete with fireplace, little fridge in the closet, and a welcoming hallway.  The area is at the front of the house, with the laundry room, their own bathroom, and the 2 rooms, very separated from the living room, kitchen, and master bedroom at the back of the house.  We think it will work out quite well, giving us all our own autonomy, while still being close enough for assistance when necessary.

Here’s what we did:  patched and painted, with white border around the top…sewed curtains…organized so it all fit…cleaned out closets and cabinets to make room for 2 more people in our small house…shopped for flat screen televisions that fit better…and other accessories and organizers…and then we moved an entire household over into ours (well, and into Craigslist, Goodwill, etc.)  *whew*

Look here for the befores…this is the 4th iteration of this room in just 6 years since we built the home!

And here’s what it looks like now as the In-Law Suite:

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