Friday, May 15, 2009

Show Us Where You Live: Guest Room

Greetings once again from the Pacific Northwest and welcome to the Little Blue Bungalow. The Britten's: Drew, Katie Jean (that's me!), Fiona and Keegan are pleased you've chosen our blog to stop by for a visit during Kelly's Korner "Show Us Where You Live - Friday".

This week's room, the guest room, was a bit more interesting, the "real deal" for me. Living in 1,100 square feet, you have no choice but to be creative when housing guests. Our first home in Wisconsin gave us the opportunity to easily house guests, but now our hospitality makes up for the lacking space in the Little Blue Bungalow.

Over the four years of ownership, we have housed guests in our tent, on the floor in sleeping bags, the couch, blow-up mattress in the kitchen, our daughter's twin bed, and more recently our son's full size bed. The maximum guests staying at our home was four last Thanksgiving, making it a total of eight including the Little Blue Bungalow crew. (Not bad for a house 1,100 square feet if I do say so myself!)

Each room in our house has multiple purposes. My son's room serves as a little boy's room for nearly 357 days of the year, but the other days currently acts as our guest room. When creating his "big boy" room we intentionally gave him a full-size antique bed that could serve as guest bed. In order to save on space in storing extra bedding, mainly the pillows, I added monkey pillow shams (not shown in picture) which add a bit of depth to his room and "store" the guest pillows. In addition, we house some of the larger toys in his sister's room to cut down on the amount of clutter and mobility in the room for guests.

We hope you enjoyed your quick glimpse into the Little Blue Bungalow. Feel free to come back often and follow the daily happenings of the Britten's through my own personal, witty writing style at Little Blue Bungalow.

If you enjoyed this guest room tour, please make sure to stop by Kelly's blog (click HERE) and visit other blogs participating in the "Show Us Where You Live - Friday".

From inside the little blue bungalow,
Katie Jean

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Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

We used to live in a tiny house and had to be creative- but I had never thought of a tent LOL

jennifer said...

the tent! i got a good chuckle out of that. that, and beds in the kitchen. turns out as creative as we tried to be, nothing solved our one shower-one toilet problem. when you speak of 8 people in a bitty home, i am instantly impressed for how you all must have handled the added complexity of bathroom sharing.

you're the old friend i referred to in my entry this week so i was happy to see you on the tour again!