real living Rumpus Room Makeover

Howards Storage World partnered with real living Magazine to makeover one lucky customers space with $5000 worth of Howards Storage World products and solutions. Brooke was the lucky winner of the competition and together we gave Brooke’s rumpus room a stylish organisation makeover.

The Brief

With limited storage and a lot of items needing their own “spot” Brooke and her family needed to makeover their rumpus room. Brooke’s principal request was for a tidy yet kid friendly space, which included good quality storage space for craft materials and board games as well as art and photos. Primarily used by their children, Claire 8 and William 5, it was important this makeover would present as a comfortable space that the kids would enjoy to relax and play in.

The Solution

Howards used three shelving systems; Easy-Build, elfa and Neata as well as some beautiful products and clever organisers to complete the look. This 3 in 1 solution was easy to install, is a cinch to keep organised and will have a huge impact on the functionality of this space.

Before: A simple rumpus room with lounge, TV, cupboard and desk. It was difficult to keep toys tidy and the desk was a little small for doing craft. Craft supplies and games were in various containers in the cupboard.

After: We installed a Neata entertainment unit, an Elfa craft station and an Easy-Build lego trolley (to the left of the room not shown). Plus the real living team worked their design magic to make the whole solution on trend.

1.  The Elfa Craft Station

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What child wouldn’t LOVE their own craft station? In fact, what adult wouldn’t either? Claire loves her art and  craft and we wanted to create something really special for her. Replacing the original desk, our team installed a freestanding craft station complete with Elfa drawers. Drawers were labelled to make everything easy to find. A prefab laminated desktop was sourced from a local hardware store.

Furthermore, a fun Elfa Peg Board was included to keep all craft items at bay! Elfa Peg Board Boxes, Elfa Hooks and Magnetic Spice Cans were used for clever vertical storage.

A Mini Craft Bucket Turntable added an element of fun and colour to the solution for pens and pencils.

Swedish designed and built to last with a 10 year guarantee, Elfa stands for quality, durability and design flexibility.

To see the components used in the elfa craft station click here.

To see more elfa solutions, click here.

 

 2. The Easy-Build Lego Station

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Easy-Build Lego Trolley

Hands up if Lego has (or does) find its way to the floor of your child’s room? You need an easy-build Lego Trolley. Complete with casters for easy mobility, we placed Clear Store Shoe Drawers with Dividers on this triple coated chrome unit to separate and store the lego. Childproof boxes ticked! By incorporating 2 shelves we also created an area to display the kids triumphs!


Like to know more about Easy-Build?

If you would like more information about easy-build from Howards Storage World, including more solutions, pre-configured kits, individual components, accessories, assembly instructions and warranty information, click here. 

Easy-Build has a 5 year warranty.

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3. Full Wall Neata Entertainment Unit

NEATA

In keeping with Brooke’s request to provide a tidy but kid-friendly space for her family, we used Neata to maximise previously untouched vertical wall space. This floor to ceiling unit holds the TV as well as drawers to store DVDs and board games. Warmth and hidden storage was added to the shelves with Water Hyacinth Baskets, Bamboo accessories and Orla Kiely Boxes.

With a 10-year guarantee, this shelving system is made from durable epoxy bonded steel.

In keeping with Brooke’s request to provide a tidy but kid-friendly space for her family, we used Neata to maximise previously untouched vertical wall space. This floor to ceiling unit holds the TV as well as drawers to store DVDs and board games. Warmth and hidden storage was added to the shelves with Water Hyacinth Baskets, Bamboo accessories and Orla Kiely Boxes.

With a 10-year guarantee, this shelving system is made from durable epoxy bonded steel so was an ideal choice for this solution.


Like to know more about Neata?

For more solutions, individual components, accessories, assembly instructions and warranty information click here.

Ask your local store for a free design, measure and quote. Find your local store here.

See the Makeover

If you would like to see the behind the scenes view of this makeover using time lapse photography, click here.

Acknowledgements:

Many thanks to the real living team for such a fantastic makeover.
Storage solutions designed by Howards Storage World .

(c) Copyright Howards Storage World, 2015.

Article accurate as at July 2015.