The cold weather is fast approaching and I am NOT a big fan of the cold AT ALL. How about you? The winter is so cold here in NY. Yeah, I know it is MUCH colder in other places like Canada and Alaska, but I am just not a cold weather girl. I would much rather live in a tropical climate (and we may someday, who knows).
We have been doing a lot of preparation for the upcoming winter months, such as: weatherize windows, put away outdoor furniture and toys, remove air conditioners from windows, etc. As we were cleaning we found the kids swings that we had up at our old house. Unfortunately we do not have a tree that can fit both swings, so we decided not to put them up because they would just fight over who gets to ride the one swing.
But then I came up with the bright idea of hanging the swings from the ceiling in the basement. The basement has become the kid’s playroom. It is filled with toys and bikes and everything else. But the kids were THRILLED about the swing idea. My husband drilled holes into the wood rafters. Our basement ceiling is not finished so the rafters are exposed. Wound up working out nicely.
I think this will work out well, especially in the winter. I love that my kids have their own space to play. In our old house they did not have that, so this is definitely a plus in our new house. And in the picture above, that is only a small portion of our basement. It is really a big space. And now it is a basement with swings. I think we are going to bring the kid’s small sliding board inside next.
How about you? And of you use the basement for a playroom? Ever try swings from the ceiling?