We keep thinking we will sell this big house and property and get something more manageable that will still accomodate extended family. In priniciple this sounds like a great idea. We can get less house for more money and higher taxes. Sounds fabulous, right? I have several current clients who share this same dilemna. Do we downsize or try to make the home we have more workable for how we live now?Our game room is an awkward room that no longer functions for Steve and I. The room originally was meant to be larger. When building our home over 30 years ago we decided to put in a bath that would be accessible from the outside for children in dripping wet suits. This simple addition, very practical for many years, left us with a funny L shaped room. It housed a small tv area, and a larger area with a pool table. The pool table has become a junk collector and the TV area is too small with too little seating. Of course Steve would like a larger TV as well. I have resisted revamping it because I am not sure how long we will remain in this house. We have finally decided to get rid of the pool table and make the room more functional for us. A wise realtor friend advises her clients to fix up their home and enjoy it for a couple years. So many redo their homes only for the new owners to enjoy.One of the benefits is the large bank of windows that overlook the pool, gardens, and hills. It probably has the best view in the entire house. The view from the french doors..
The view from the bank of windows on the East side when my garden is at it’s best.
Right now we have a small sectional along the south wall of the bathrooom and the (small by Steve’s standards) tv is in the built in bookcases. The only other seating we have in the entire room are two small chairs on either side of the console (located where the future tv will be). When we have family over we are all scrunched up in the corner because the pool table that no one uses takes up the rest of the room. This is what it looked like before we painted the walls white.
Here is the plan. The pool table is going on Craig’s List. This furniture arrangement is not going to be perfect but it will work. Here is a poor drawing of the room.