THEME This playroom takes advantage of
a high ceiling, wide floor space and multiple
windows to create an open, bright space
where a child can be a pirate boarding a
captured ship, a chef in a cafe, a superhero
flying down the slide, or just a kid swinging
on a tire.
FOCUS The tower and slide promise
fun for all — even from the doorway. The
multi-level structure doubles the play area;
leaving plenty of room for a workbench,
LEGO table, and other mobile toys. Below
the tower, there is a chalkboard wall and
desk for the young artist, as well as a toy
microwave and food items for the budding
chef. Brilliant primary colors on the walls
and a sky blue ceiling with clouds create an
entirely pleasant environment.
STORAGE To accommodate a multitude
of toys of varying sizes and shapes, the
room is equipped with easily accessible,
mobile and stationary storage units. Colorcoordinated
baskets, buckets, crates and
canvas bags make cleaning up a bit easier and
keep the room organized. Mindful that the
number and types of toys change as children
age, the shelving unit features floating boards
and adjustable pegs.
GROWTH Designed as a family
playroom with growth in mind, the room
suits the needs of children of various ages.
Different elements can be added or retired,
and older children can keep more mature
toys and games on higher shelves, safely out
of a younger sibling’s reach. Lower shelving
is reserved for the youngest child’s toys,
books, and other treasures.
SAFETY To minimize the bumps and
bruises common in playrooms, exposed
screws and bolts are covered by plastic
molds or rope twisted around metal joiners.
Elastic netting protects openings on the
tower’s upper levels, while playroom
activities can be monitored via any
television in the house. Smaller kids are kept
off the upper levels with the use of climbing
net and rock wall anchors.