“The Key” is to think like a kid! That is SOOO easy for me to do, just ask my wife! Take a look at our younger son’s room in the last house:
Now, while I’m not so proud of the photography skills, I’m dang proud of the room. Key features?
The Bed – A REAL Jon-Boat – I had to remove the window to get it in the house! 😉
The Boathouse – Made of real bamboo, he can play (or sleep) on the roof which sports 3″ thick foam. Had to run to Miami for the bamboo!
The Dock – Finely aged 2×6’s bought for next to nothing because according the manager of the lumber yard they were “good for nothing”.
The Jungle – on the walls was provided by some amazing artists and includes a huge gator, snakes, birds, frogs, palm trees, and lily-pads. It’s amazing!
I’ll need some better pictures to show you our older son’s room…it’s a old fishing shack right out of the woods…super cool! Coming soon!
Here is the tree-house:
Pretty neat, huh? Truth be told, this is NOT my tree-house, this is just an awesome tree-house someone else built! But I do love tree-houses and I built a nice one for my buys, but I don’t have any pictures!
I wasn’t always a blogger and I never knew I would need all these pictures one day!
Think Like a Kid
When designing a space for kids think fantasy! Eliminate obstacles and imagine, imagine, imagine! I’m 100% all for throwing reason and practicality completely out the window when designing kid’s rooms and tree-houses…keep the goal very simple:
I’ll get some pictures of my other son’s room up soon. If you want to see some more cool tree house pictures, take a look at this post Kimba did a few days ago!