I kept thinking about what we do upstairs. We sleep, bathe, get ready for the day, do laundry, and get ready for bed. At night, we have a little ritual, where we enforce our no-screens-after-10 policy and sip on tea (or something a little stronger) while we chat. We usually begin the process downstairs in our kitchen, and then come upstairs with cups of hot tea and maybe a little sweet snack.
So after exhaustively thinking through all of the possibilities for this new, tiny space, I started to really like the idea of having the equivalent of a hotel mini bar in my house.
I know I know I know. A bit excessive? Yes. Indulgent? Yes yes yes yes yes. But I look at it this way: Why wait until you are on vacation, far away from home, to actually enjoy a little slice of luxury and convenience? Why not work in a little breather when you can?
So this is what I'm thinking (sources forthcoming):
I love this idea because it uses up very little space while recognizing the importance of our nighttime routine. Also, I'm pretty sure there will be a Toblerone bar involved, one way or another.