Show us where you live Friday - "Guest Rooms" Edition



"Show us where you live Friday - Guest Room Edition"
Hosted by Kelly over at   Kelly's Korner 

This the 3rd week of the great "tour of homes"  - Seriously, what will we do when we run out of rooms.  I loved looking at everyone's lovely living rooms last week and I'm really excited to peek at your guest rooms this week.  

Our "guest" room is a little unique in that it is actually in our basement and it isn't really a room.  We only have 3 bedrooms upstairs so with two kids knew that we would have to make accommodations most likely in the basement for visiting guests.

Last year when my hubby and I started to design the basement development we both felt strongly about not taking up large amount of living space for a bedroom that would only be used at best maybe once a month.  So I did some research on the Internet and found some really nicely designed Murphy beds.  The decision was made not to put a bedroom down there.

We are so fortunate to have good friends that are "custom" home builders.  Their completed houses are usually in the millions but they agreed to take on our little basement development.  We knew we had a lot of custom work required so they fit the bill to a tee.  The carpenters were amazing to work with and it was so great to see our design come to life.  It was an expensive build but we both felt that it had to match the upper two levels with it's finish.

The Murphy bed has been awesome and we don't regret for one minute not putting a bedroom downstairs.  Our guests say it's like having their own suite because we put a full wet bar and bathroom down there as well.  

A litte update:  The bed  was a complete custom build as we had a specific size and style we wanted.  The cost for the bed was around 7K but the kits started around 5K for the double and this was a queen.

Here are a few pictures of the area...Thanks for stopping by to have a look !!

 The framing stage.

Just installed but not stained yet.

The completed bed - in it's usual closed position.


The bed when it's open.

The wet bar area.

The bathroom.

Hopefully we will have a tour of basements in the future so I can show you the rest of the space.

~~  If you want to see more fabulous "guest" rooms stop by Kelly's Korner ~~

27 comments:

Anna said...

Thanks for the tour...what a great, room-saving idea!

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh - that is awesome! I would love to have something like that - a guest room really is a waste because it's used so little. That is so neat!!!

Carri said...

Very cool. It looks like such a cool piece of furniture but it's SO functional! Great space! Thanks for sharing!

Martha said...

that is awesome! I love everything!
Martha

Anonymous said...

you win the tour - that is awesome

Kate Starr said...

Just so fun! Love the bed!

Rachel said...

Very cool! My husband's only requirement for our next house is that we have a basement!

Kristine said...

Wow! That is really neat and the entire basement looks just perfect!

Kristine

Leslie said...

We are planning a murphy bed for our guest room! Love it and love that bathroom.

Embellished Bayou said...

You are so lucky to have a basement! I love the murphy bed!

Jesse and Zach said...

Your room is absolutely wonderful. What a great idea!

Cheri said...

Very pretty!! Love the murphy bed and bathroom!

lagirl said...

What a great use of space.
Love the murphy bed.
Very cool!

evwmom said...

What a basement!!!! I want that!!! Too bad here in Fla we don't have them =( Seriously, your place is so nice, now I have to go see your living room from last week!!! haha

AndreaLeigh said...

wow, that's incredible! thanks for sharing.

ALI said...

too cool! Totally love it!
~ali

Claire said...

How cool!

Cxx

Laurie said...

Wow, love the murphy bed and the bathroom!

Becca said...

This is so cool! :-) I love the bed!

Tori said...

WOW! What an awesome room! Good job on the remodel!

Melissa Miller said...

Whata gorgeous guest space Michelle!
Love the clever use of space. :)

Jill said...

Awesome idea for the bed! Love it!

The Portman Family said...

What a cool idea! I love it! :)

The Stain Family said...

GORGEOUS!! I'm guessing you had the builders make the bed or did you buy a kit?

Anonymous said...

The Murphey bed is a great idea. what did the bed alone cost?

Gina said...

Great idea--the Murphy bed. I had no idea there were such beautiful and modern styles of an old idea. I'll keep that in mind as my next home will probably be smaller and I'll want to maximize space.
LOVE IT!

Helen Joy said...

It looks so functional and cozy!