Until recently our kids were too young to navigate the stairs on their own and play downstairs so all their toys including dress-up clothes, toy cars, farm set, Zingo game (similar to Bingo) had to be on the main floor – and there were toys EVERYWHERE!
Our main “playroom” was the living room which didn’t work too well for entertaining since we as adults would be stuck in the kitchen. While that’s okay for wanting to play games and eat, for comfortable conversation it isn’t the best.
Now that our kids are older and we have renovated our basement we have put the majority of their toys in the basement.
Now come the big decisions – How to turn the living room space into an adult space with a setup to entertain.
First of all, hubby and I have been thinking of getting a large screen t.v. and putting it up on the main wall (husband would really like surround sound too, but we will see). This way the tv would be accessible to all and wouldn’t take up space.
Along with the entertaining came another thought: what about a living room table? My parents have had one for as long as I can remember. It has served as a great place to place drinks and have platters of food or baskets of chips. The problem is, is that I found one that I REALLY love, but hubby does not agree. So we will see what happens.
Another thought has been to get nice new couches and put the current ones in the kids area. Of course there will still be times when the kids are upstairs and at the ages of 5 & 3 I’m sure there will still be accidents and spills 🙂
Do you have an adult space for entertaining?