Real World In-Home Super Slide

Real World In-Home Super Slide

Sarah Rae Smith
Jan 12, 2011

Growing up I don't remember the architecture of my friends' homes. Sure there might have been a cool banister to slide down here and there and once in a while someone would have a cool lofted bed, but these days you're just not cool unless you have a slide. The problem is, usually they're built by architects instead of everyday Moms and Dads — that is until now.

Ok, so the word "everyday" probably isn't exactly fitting for this home where Erin, mother to 6 is lucky enough to have a husband who is an engineer. They've been ridiculously busy remodeling their basement space which houses bedrooms, bathrooms, a family room and one really cool slide.

It's built right into the stairway heading downstairs (they happen to have 2, so the ladder isn't a big inconvenience) and is weighted for kids and adults alike to make the trip to the bottom. They still have some trim work and finishing details to work out, but consider our socks knocked right off!

We're not the only ones sockless as Erin claims the biggest drawback to the slide is the pile of socks that get left at the bottom. After a few slides down, the kids tend to ditch them in an effort to climb back up. So next time you're thinking about remodeling, don't rule out being the fun house and see if you have room for a slide!

More On This Remodel & Slide at Decor Allure

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