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Home Office Makeover -One Room Challenge Week 1

Hi all!  I’m super excited to be participating in the One Room Challenge, or ORC for the first time.  Everyone is so excited and all my buddies are giddy getting ready to get started.   I am using this one as a “test run” so to speak to see how this whole project works and to see how it all goes down.  I picked to do a Home Office Makeover and it’s going to be a doozy.

 

ORC logoThe ORC is a challenge where 20 selected bloggers fix up one room for six weeks.  The challenge is hosted by Linda at Calling It Home at partnered with House Beautiful. Because I am treating this as a test run, I haven’t asked for any sponsors.

 

 

Just a little background on the office, this is my husbands office and it is a disaster.  It was listed as a “pool house”, which I guess it is.  I usually think of a pool house as a place to change, shower, use the bathroom, etc. Also, a good place to store pool supplies.  This is not that place.  First off, there is no plumbing, so those things are kind of hard to do.  Second, the floor is plywood, so entering and exiting with wet bodies, and wet supplies is not ideal.  And lastly, their are huge windows everywhere, with no coverings, so you might as well just change outside in the wide open air.

Here is the right side of the office.

For my first One Room Challenge, I choose to attempt a home office makeover. I hope you'll join me on the transformation. UncookieCutter.com

UPDATE – SEE THE FULL REVEAL POST HERE

Although it is a mess, there are some really great things about this space.  It has a sauna, which is quite honestly, the nicest room in the whole house. And it’s big and open. My husband was able to work out here a little last year, and he enjoyed being able to watch the kids play and swim while he worked.  There is plenty of space here to have everything a home office needs and the views are quite pleasant.  Or, they will be anyway.  To get an idea of what we are doing to the pool and backyard area, check it out HERE.

For my first One Room Challenge, I choose to attempt a home office makeover. I hope you'll join me on the transformation. UncookieCutter.com

And, the left side

For my first One Room Challenge, I choose to attempt a home office makeover. I hope you'll join me on the transformation. UncookieCutter.com

So, I know a lot of people have already started on their ORC rooms, but with the pool remodel and various other projects going on, I have literally just started today.  Therefore, I’m already feeling way behind.  It’ll be a gauntlet to get it done before school is out and while the whole pool thing is going on, but I’m excited for it.  Stay tuned, I’ll be keeping you guys updated every week on the progress. I’m going to try not to stress about finishing in time for this first one, just sort of see what happens.  Hope you have fun following along with my home office makeover!

For my first One Room Challenge, I choose to attempt a home office makeover. I hope you'll join me on the transformation. UncookieCutter.com

As always, thanks so much for coming by!

April

For my first One Room Challenge, I choose to attempt a home office makeover. I hope you'll join me on the transformation. UncookieCutter.com

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56 Comments

  1. Excited to see how your home office will turn out-looks like a ton of potential there! This is my first ORC, so I’m having fun checking out all of the exciting projects-can’t wait to see how yours looks at the end!

  2. We have so many spaces that are just like this. We built in a home office last year and I still haven’t quite finished it. Looking forward to seeing how you transform this space!

  3. I saw the outside of this space on your post this week about the pool – so it’s very interesting to see the inside now! I can only imagine that if my husband had his own room, it would look a lot messier than this – good luck 🙂

    1. Haha, that is good to hear! I’m going to fix it up and then may never set foot in there again. He’s a disaster. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. I bet you will do wonders with a space like that! I’m glad that your aren’t stressing to get it completely finished but I’m excited to follow along.

  5. Wow!!! With all the pool renovation, and this office challenge you have your hands full. Will definitely be following your journey. Best of luck!! Rajni

  6. Okay, I had a good giggle over your “pool house” description. We all know everyone loves changing in the great outdoors. It’s all a bit overwhelming but I know you can do it and I know it will be amazing when it’s finished. Because you’re the coolest!

  7. April, you were not kidding when you said this project is a doozy! WOW! You’ve got your work cut out for you, but YOU CAN DO IT! Just take it one day, one step at a time. I think this space is going to be an amazing home office when you’re done. Can’t wait to follow along!

  8. This is totally new to me. I’ve never done myself something like this (although when we bought our apartment we destroyed everything and changed even the sand underneath the floor)
    I’m eager to see your plan

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