Sunken Dens – Love ’em or Leave ’em?
Today we are going to talk about our sunken den in our new home.
It was the very first thing I laid eyes on when I toured this home while “house shopping.” I liked the quirkiness of it, but was it TOO quirky?
I wasn’t sure yet.
But I definitely felt like I was in some 70’s time warp!
I mean….all that green paneling!!
But then I started thinking back to some of my favorite 70’s tv shows like The Brady Bunch. They had a sunken den…
And GREEN PANELING! YES!
And Mary Tyler Moore had a sunken den…
It doesn’t get any cooler than Mary Tyler Moore, y’all!
So I’m thinking that I am going to embrace my sunken den and make it cool again. haha!
We thought about trying to raise the flooring in that area so it is all one level, but then I would lose the higher ceilings in the den, and I wanted to keep them.
But I did want to push the steps/wall that leads into the kitchen back a few feet to make the den larger.
Cy just wasn’t sure we would be able to because of the cinder blocks and floor joists.
We will be sharing what we decided to do with the sunken den in a future episode of Notes from Home! (And don’t forget we have a new episode coming out this Friday!)
Now, I wanted to share with you some updated sunken dens that I have recently found on the world wide web.
This one below is actually in a bedroom, but I am digging that railing. ;)
Another nod to the black railing…
Here is a sunken den with a knee wall that we may incorporate into our home?…
I love the cozy feeling that a sunken den creates…
Here is a beautiful example of taking a dated look and bringing it up to date….
So what are your thoughts? Do you like sunken dens?
Do you have one in your home, or did you have one in a previous home?
I would love to hear your thoughts!