Happy Monday! I have some guest bedroom inspiration for you today. When we purchased our home we were excited at the opportunity to build equity with our investment. Since both my husband and myself are particular about our finishes, and wanted the ability to customize our space, we hunted for an older home that welcomed upgrades and allowed our dollar to work hard for us. Our motto has always been that you can make a home anywhere, but when you purchase a house, it’s all business.
When we first stumbled upon our current home I knew it had great potential. Definitely dated, but good bones and the rare opportunity to purchase as a 3BR/2.5 BATH but someday sell as a 4BR/3.5 BATH, with minimal effort. While we have three bedrooms upstairs, there is a fourth bedroom (and rough in for a bath) in our finished basement that is structurally built-out but needs drywall, an egress window and flooring in order to be finished. Thankfully the unsightly, unfinished room has been hidden behind a door all this time and we haven’t been in a rush to finish it until Stella’s debut. She naturally took over what was our single guest bedroom as her nursery and so now it’s become a higher priority to finish for any guests that might make their way up north for the upcoming holidays. (Brave souls to head this way during those winter months!)
Below is a rough floor plan of the room. Right now we are in the process of finding an egress vendor to install the window so our bedroom will be up to code. Once the window is installed, we will move forward with the drywall, mudding and taping of the room so we can paint. The overall feel of the room is going to be bright, white and simplistic. With the bedroom being in the basement, white paint will help counter the lack of natural light as will the newly installed window. I want it to be bright and airy so that our guests don’t feel like they are in a basement bedroom, if that’s at all possible!
Egress windows aren’t the most attractive, but I came across this photo during my research and was excited about how we could utilize the safety requirement of an egress to bring the outside in, and do it in a tranquil way. I love the modern feel and clean lines and hope to replicate something similar.
We have a lot of Chris’s tools in the room now and have a major clean out in our future (which I’m dreading!) I’ll try and document how things are progressing over the coming months but I’d really like to have this project complete before the first snow hits the ground.