The next big home improvement project for us is H’s room. It badly needs doing. First of all there is the damaged wallpaper, then there’s the fogged up window and ‘dusty pink’ carpet that H thinks is brown, but someone is bound to let on that it’s pink sooner or later. As well as the repair and redecoration work that’s needed, I’ve been wondering if we shouldn’t move the radiator to free up some valuable wall space and we certainly need to do something about putting in more electric sockets. In fact, the list of jobs and the work involved is mounting.
Given that H’s room is a complete mess most of the time, we certainly need to find some solutions. He needs somewhere where he can play with his Lego and this other things, but he also needs good storage solutions for his toys, books and clothes. We need to have a radical rethink and one of the solutions we have been thinking of is fitted wardrobes and in particular, sliding door wardrobes because we need to save as much floor space as possible. H likes the idea of sliding doors too because I think he sees them as very modern and grown up. I love the idea of being able to slide the door closed on the mess, but I’m secretly hoping that sleek new wardrobes will see H turning over a new leaf when it comes to tidying up and keeping his room in order. I have to admit though that is probably unlikely, so at least we will be able to fall back on sliding the doors closed on whatever horrors lie behind.
I’m hoping that we can get the decisions right as I don’t plan to seriously remodel his room again, so the basic structure will need to last him through till he’s grown.