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Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Vickie

    You have a two story house. Your huge bedroom and Logan’s room and the nook (currently your husband’s office) are all on the second floor with slanted ceilings. Logan’s room and the nook are connected, no door between them.

    If I am understanding that all correctly, I would keep both kids upstairs with you.

    I think with baby coming Logan should keep his room/no change. And I would not want a small child on a different floor, especially if you are with the baby, he might feel like odd man out.

    Yes, baby can be with you for a long time. By the time she is sleeping well, she can go into the nook and you can figure out some type of divider. I would think of the kids rooms as sleeping dorms, beds and clothes, no toys. That has everyone sleeping on the same floor and the upstairs stays quiet, anyone can take a nap at any time.

    I would move your nook furniture into the end of your bedroom so you can read/watch TV/be up with the baby in your room. Looks like there is room for all of that furniture plus the baby. It would take advantage if all the space and make it look more planned. You could be near the kids after their bedtimes and have quiet couple time.

    I would move your husband’s office down to the guest room. If you can make room for him by removing everything but the bed, and moving the bed in a corner, great. If not, I wonder if you can put a big table in there, over the end of the bed, for him to use as a desk. We have used dining room tables and folding tables for this purpose. The table can be taken down for guests. It will keep the room clean, easy to get ready.

    Another option which I prefer, is putting that larger guest bed upstairs for Logan and getting two XL twin beds, one in each down stairs office, for guests. Even if it is a couple, they can sleep apart (or sleep upstairs in Logan’s big bed). Logan could sleep downstairs or on the couch in your room when you have guests. That gives you lots of options. You both have similar office spaces with doors. Your guests have doors.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That is a great idea about a twin bed in the office and moving the queen to Logan’s room. I hadn’t considered that. That would also maximize some space. Thanks!!

  2. Vickie

    If your bedroom is downstairs, then I would move Logan to current guest room on first floor. I would put baby in your current office. I would put wall upstairs between two ends and move both offices upstairs.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      The master is upstairs, so is Logan’s room.
      I think at some point the two offices will become one. We are just trying to prolong that as much as we can because it’s not ideal. I’m sure at some point (maybe) when covid gets better we’ll both be in the office more and the need for two at home offices won’t be there.

  3. Vickie

    Attached garage? Detached with second floor garage?

  4. Vickie

    I would consider putting on a pony wall or a tall wall over part of the midline of your bedroom so you have a bed part and a sitting room part. Adding partial wall would help with furniture placement. You could have that done and the other long room done at the same time.

  5. Christi

    It wouldn’t hurt to get a consultation with an architect or designer.
    A fresh set of eyes can bring with some experience and creativity to reconfigure your living, sleeping, working space needs. Especially with the slanted ceilings. There have to be workarounds that don’t involve bumping up the roof or air mattresses for grandparent visits.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh we aren’t looking to do any kind of construction. That’s more than what we need right now!

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