We live in a fairly spacious 2 bedroom, third floor apartment. The limitations on the current layout and location are fairly obvious. We do not have a washer/dryer hook-up, we do not have off-street parking, and we are on the third floor... so, everything we purchase (clothing, food, etc) must be lugged up three flights of stairs to make it home... and every load of laundry we need to do must be dragged up and down said stairs as well. It's also only two bedrooms, so again, fairly obvious, but Brennan and Addison will be sharing a room.
We have discussed many options for this new room, layouts, furniture placement, and themes and decorations.
Currently, my son's room looks like this. The set-up works out fairly well for one kid, except we noticed two major problems.
1. He can grab and pull the plug for the window fan and his CD player.
2. He can grab the window curtains. Our windows are 2'x7' so they are quite large, and we had to get window-darkening curtains so that way Brennan could nap in there.
We need to add:
- A second crib for Addison or toddler bed for Brennan
- A second dresser
We finally got a second dresser (free) and now we are officially "ready" to start organizing our nursery for two kids! So far, the only thing we have paid for that is in his room is the curtains that we got at Target. Woo!
We eliminated problem #2 by moving the crib vertically to it's original position. This also will let us open both curtains during the day to let more natural light into the room.
The current solution for problem #1 is the new dresser for Addison has been placed in the corner in such a way that it blocks Brennan's access to the plug that has the CD player and window fan plugged into. The only problem with that is that it also blocks most of the window fan, which means that less air is going to circulate in his room due to that. The large brown bookcase on top of the dresser is going to be wall-mounted... once we get the second crib in the room. Oh, and the large box is the "holding area" for all of Addison's clothes at the moment...so they are finally going to be washed and put away!
This corner is going to stay mostly "as-is" with the only addition being a second shelf or corner shelf and some more pegs for Addison. (I got some very cute ladybugs that we are going to use)
So, it's a start. I am not very happy with the placement yet, but once we get the second crib or toddler bed, we'll be moving things around again.