Major Makeover: How I Turned A Tiny, Unused Bonus Room Into The Most Efficient Space In Our House

Now THIS is the one I’ve been waiting to show you. When we first started looking for a new home, I knew that I wanted some kind of office space/playroom adjacent to the living area, so that the whole family can still hang out together when we’re all doing different things. And the house we ended up in did have a (very) small bonus room, but it didn’t open onto the living room, and felt stuffy and oddly proportioned, so it basically ended up becoming a receptacle room for all the stuff we didn’t know what else to do with.

A trash dump, in other words.

Not ideal.

So: I worked with a pro I found on Thumbtack (I just searched “carpenter” and then filled out the straightforward form with the details of the project I was hoping to accomplish) to turn it into…

Well, you’ll see.

It’s a pretty crazy transformation.

P.S. If you missed the first few videos in my Thumbtack series, here they are:

The Great Barn Door Makeover

Retiling An Entryway: Before And After

We Have Light!

…And Here We Are (Move-In Day)

How To Stage Your House For Sale

How To Pack Up Your House

Our Moving Day

  • Hope Varnedoe

    wow ! it looks incredible !

  • Sarah

    It looks lovely! Also wondering where you got the floral shirt you are wearing in the video?

    • jordanreid

      thank you! the shirt is an old one from sanctuary – denim and supply has some nice, gauzy floral blouses, though; you might want to check there.

  • door knobs are my favorite

    • lili

      what video are talking about

      • the one that showed her office with the green glass door knobs on the french doors.