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If you had a tiiiiiiny spare room, what would you put in it?

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Emod Sun 10-Jul-05 11:24:19

It was going to be a study until we realised that dd1 and 2 love playing on the pc and so we'd rather have the pc downstairs.

So we could make it a spare room. It is just big enough for a double bed - would you have a double in there permanently or buy one of those Aero inflatable beds for guests......hmmm tis a dilemma at Enid Cottage.

Whizzz Sun 10-Jul-05 11:24:48

George Clooney

bambi06 Sun 10-Jul-05 11:26:14

what about a pull out bed , the ones with tow singlr mattresses one under the other bed, or have it as an exercise room!! toy room

Twiglett Sun 10-Jul-05 11:26:48

oo if you don't want an office I would put in it

bookshelves all down one wall, a small stereo a nice light and a very comfortable (small) sofa bed so that it is a library cum guest room at a pinch

Janh Sun 10-Jul-05 11:27:00

Sofabed and bolt on door for moments of sanity in the middle of mad days

("where's mummy gone...?")

Twiglett Sun 10-Jul-05 11:27:37

BTW if it fits a double bed it is not a 'tiny room' it is a single room

tamula Sun 10-Jul-05 11:27:40

how about a single seater sofa bed, few shelves, wee table with lamp on?

or a playroom? with padded walls and a padlock on the outside?!!!

munz Sun 10-Jul-05 11:28:45

in our box room it was gonna be a 'play room' for DH with a tv his ps2 a sofa bed and general lads room, but i've just found out i'm PG so instead it's gonna be the nursery.

lockets Sun 10-Jul-05 11:29:06

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fastasleep Sun 10-Jul-05 11:31:33

I was going to say a baby too!

Emod Sun 10-Jul-05 11:31:38

lockets ha thats what i said to dh (the baby!) -didnt go down too well.

It can fit a double bed but then NOTHING else.

The two single mattress beds are too wide for it.

having a single bed seems a bit pointless as anyone who comes to stay comes as a couple.

soapbox Sun 10-Jul-05 11:33:22

I would shelve it out from floor to ceiling with wide shelves and use it as a storage room and get rid of all the crap that lies around in all the other rooms because we can't find anywhere to put it!

Emod Sun 10-Jul-05 11:34:29


the new extension has tons of storage though so at last that isnt really an issue.

Also dont want a playroom as the dds new rooms are big enough for all their nik naks (thank the lord)

Gobbledigook Sun 10-Jul-05 11:36:34

Emod (love the new name!) - would it fit a futon in it so you could use it as a sofa 99% of the time but it would fold out to a double for guests?

Maybe when you've got the futon as a sofa you can have one other piece of furniture in there that you can easily take out when guests use the room??

Janh Sun 10-Jul-05 11:39:24

Small sofa bed, defo.

Janh Sun 10-Jul-05 11:41:37

the sofabed gallery

ScummyMummy Sun 10-Jul-05 11:44:40

Baby or sofa bed sounds good.

Are you really a mod now, Enid, or just touting for the position?

Emod Sun 10-Jul-05 12:24:06

no not a mod

would really be hopeless and full of misplaced zeal

just like the idea

WideWebWitch Sun 10-Jul-05 12:25:00

I'd go for a sofa that turned into a small double so it could be a spare room but wasn't mainly a spare room.

Emod Sun 10-Jul-05 12:25:21


you queen.

I love that sofabed site. Even dh has been forced to be thankful to mumsnet

WideWebWitch Sun 10-Jul-05 12:26:38

But I'd try to make it nice enough that I wanted to sit there with a glass of wine and a book on the sofa. I'd make it a no telly room too and keep quite a few of my books in there, maybe ones I haven't got around to reading.

WideWebWitch Sun 10-Jul-05 12:27:09

That is a niiiiice site Janh, Enid, will you look like the blonde lolling in the pvc boots?

Emod Sun 10-Jul-05 12:40:36


its more the Flash Sofabed action we like

I think we'll go for the Scholar.

My MIL says 'who on earth will go and sit in there' and she's got apoint but I think having a permanent double will make hoovering etc a pain.

purpleturtle Sun 10-Jul-05 13:29:45

I put a lodger in ours! Can be very handy with washing up and a bit of childcare. We've got a high single bed with loads of storage space under; a little desk with chair and a wardrobe - all in a room that's 10' by 6'6"!

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