Until March, the space outside our office was a rarely used teen zone/music/random crap space.
And then everyone came home, and we needed every square inch of space. Jonah did his college classes down there. Ian logged minutes of exercise for his online gym class on the little television there, because it was hooked up to the wii-U. A few feet away in the office, Steve was logging into his Wall Street firm, and I was trying to get writing down.
Then we had a big sewer disaster in the beginning of July. And there was a big mess.
Over the next few months, we rebuilt the room — new floors, all new paint, a new wall with a hiding place for the Internet connection and a wall mounted television. We sold the vintage sofa and put in a desk for Jonah and his lap top. We mounted a larger tv on the wall.
Because we are cheap, we didn’t spend more than we got from the insurance company. So that meant we used vinyl tiles, rather than wood or porcelain tile. The sectional was previously in our living room. The dark traditional rug, a hand-me-down, is still there. Here’s what the room looks like now.