The twin palace is underway... What the heck is a twin palace, you say? Heh. Well, we had this crazy idea, see...
Here’s what the back of the new house (upstairs) originally looked like. A small bedroom on the left (that’s the blue one shown above), and then an orangish master retreat and master bedroom with a fireplace acting as a partial divider between the two rooms:
TubaDad and I aren’t the type to lounge around on couches in our bedroom rhapsodizing about a fire, so we were originally going to knock out the fireplace and turn the master retreat into another small middle bedroom. Like this:
Which would have been all fine and dandy, but then TubaDad blurted out over breakfast one day that instead of making two small rooms for the girls we could put Ro and Ree in one room, make that room extra big and add a huge room-length walk-in closet. Then he paled, gulped in disbelief that he had actually voiced that idea to his lunatic wife who already buys too many little-girl clothes, and tried to take it back. But it was too dang late. I LOVED that idea, kissed him for being brilliant, swilled the rest of my mimosa, then sketched out his fantastical beautiful scheme on a Hobee’s napkin. Ah yes, the twin palace was born. So on the left you have Ro and Ree’s extra-big snazzy room (which they are THRILLED that they will get to share), and on the right is the master bedroom:
Now we just have to wait out the construction and electrical work (which will be done this week), the flooring repair, and the painting, and then we’ll actually be able to move out of the bonus room and into our purdy new bedrooms without cardboard boxes for decorations. Ahhhhhhhh. I’m thinking we’ll be happy as clams by Thanksgiving.
PS: Those who have met our (ahem) boisterous twins in person might be amused to know that we are taking extra sound-proofing precautions. The construction dude is using two layers of extra-thick QuietRock drywall to construct the wall between the two bedrooms.
PS, again: We’ll be doing the closet design ourselves and tricking it out with all sorts of hanging rods, drawers, and shelves (at least that’s what I’m hoping). We’ve never done it before, so if anyone has any suggestions for designing closets, please share!