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While we were busy renovating the three bedrooms upstairs during the last year and a half, something unforeseen and somewhat accidental happened to our basement. Without really even trying, it somehow got an update of its own, transforming from a dark, stark hole where Bart had his office to an actually inviting spot for living and working. It’s almost a little cruel when I think about all the effort it took to get the upstairs where we wanted it, but maybe it’s a much needed lesson about home improvement and expectations.
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Apparently big reveals are a “thing” on the Internet, especially when it comes to baby stuff. Now that I’m into my last month, I thought it would be a great time to share the big reveal of our nursery. Hopefully it’s not so awesome that it breaks the Internet. Which apparently is also a thing.

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As you probably recall from my copious expositions on the subject, our house is a little tight on main level storage space. We have limited closets, no coat closet at all, and less kitchen cabinet space than our previous house. Thankfully, our downstairs area has a storage pantry, a cedar closet for coats, a kitchenette, and a large unfinished utility area perfect for stashing stuff like luggage and holiday decor. We’ve been able to redistribute some stuff from upstairs to downstairs, but we still needed a couple of clever storage solutions to keep our most used items–particularly coats and kitchen toys–at hand instead of trekking down the stairs 50 times a day. Fortunately, we struck storage gold last week thanks to one opportune shopping trip, some Swedish ingenuity, and a couple of evenings with a screw driver.

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