“Enough togetherness!” people (parents?) are saying today. We keep re-learning that limitations of duration and/or degree can make time spent together more enjoyable! Segueing now from a holiday conclusion to a structural issue: Divide and Conquer!
An open Game Room in this west Plano home had served its purpose. Its functionality had changed as the kids had gotten older. At the recommendation of a friend (who had employed us for a similar remodel), the home owners asked Decorating on a Shoe String to enclose this gaping “No man’s land”.
Form follows function. ( Not an original thought.) The area over the bannister was framed in. Soundproof sheetrock and additional insulation were incorporated in the room. A modified solid exterior door was installed at the entrance. With noise abatement and privacy options, the room took on a new identity! The new question becomes,” Why didn’t we do this sooner?!”
Voila! One of my favorite words.
In reality it was money plus construction commotion, along with a little magic!