Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Book Nook

I love the back bedroom at the Einsel House. Probably because it reminds me of my childhood bedroom, which also had a a sloped ceiling. My childhood bedroom also had small doors in each knee wall providing access to the space behind for storage. Storage space is extremely limited at the Einsel House, and at some point I wondered aloud if we could copy this idea in our new home.

My mom thought this was a wonderful idea and she ran with it. We will have two small doors in the south knee-wall. Below is a picture of my brother working behind what will be the left door in the knee-wall:

The door to the right will open to a small storage unit, but the door to the left is getting much more attention. My mom has dubbed this space "The Book Nook" and the little girl who will be getting this bedroom is in love with the area already. She spent the entire afternoon Sunday helping her grandma frame out The Book Nook:

If you know my mom, either in person or from earlier entries here, then you probably won't be surprised to learn that she has grand plans for the Book Nook. It will have built in shelves, and it is already wired for an outlet. There will be carpet on the floor and rope lighting along the ceiling. Most of that is still to come, though. Here's the Book Nook in its current state:


  1. Okay, I have book nook envy.

    I almost bought my childhood home last year, which was on the market at an incredibly low price, thanks to our lovely economy, but just somewhat too much beyond my means. My memories are a mixture of sharp and dim, since we moved out in the early 1950s, but in going through the house there was a place like that on the stairwell to the attic.

    Now I know what I would have done with it, sigh.

  2. Adorable idea! But I'm wondering one thing-- How about ventilation? Will it be useable in the summer?

  3. The ventilation issue had crossed my mind too, Kate. We should know in a few months if it will be a problem.