Denise O’Connor refurb part 3: Play

Denise O'Connor explains how she designed a custom space for her boys to enjoy, a remedy to the cluttered room of old.

Our two boys’ (Conan, 13, and Billy, 9) bedrooms had poor storage and their much loved Lego was everywhere. It was difficult for them to find anything.


I designed wardrobes with fewer shelves and a mix of drawers and hanging space, making it easier to see and access their clothes. The wardrobes also had open shelving for them to display their books, lego creations and other bits and pieces. A good idea when designing children’s rooms, is to get the children involved. The colours you choose, the lighting, the layout of the furniture all have a significant impact on how they experience the room. 


We’ve incorporated desk spaces in each room for homework and studying so the room can adapt and accommodate their needs as they get older. The changes have eliminated the causes of arguments and bickering that negatively impacting our day to day lives. I would honestly say that both children are better behaved since we’ve made these changes simply because they both have their own space and they know where their all of their stuff is.  

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