Smaller Cooler 2009: Paige's Pink Playspace

Smaller Cooler 2009: Paige's Pink Playspace

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Janel Laban
May 22, 2009

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Name/Age: Paige, 3
Location: San Francisco, California
Family: Paige, her mom Jeni and her dad Kevin
Room Size: 120 square feet
Division: Kid

Tip for Living Small with Kids: Edit toys, rotate toys! We donate lots of unloved toys. We keep all Paige's favorite things as accessible(and easy to clean up) as possible, but we move the toys she gets tired of playing with to a box in the back of her closet. When the toys return to her shelves in a couple of months they're like brand new toys to her!

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What was one of the biggest challenges you faced in putting together this room? Our biggest challenges were common ones: space and budget. In terms of the limited square footage of our house, we wanted to give Paige as much playspace in her room as possible. We kept storage containers in a shelving system that took advantage of the room's vertical space and made sure that the toddler bed had room for storage underneath. As for budget, nothing goes further than a can of paint. We made the hot pink mural the focus of the design and kept all the furnishings down to a bare bones budget. The one splurge in the room was the nurseryworks rocker we bought before we bought before Paige was born. We had it upholstered in brown microsuede so that it could be used in another room if her space outgrows it down the road.

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