Friday, January 4, 2008

What is a Keeping Room?

Well, some of you asked, and the question threw me a little. I thought keeping rooms were everywhere. I googled it to see if there was a real definition. All I found was "a family gathering place". I also found out that in colonial days, they called the one room in their house that held everything a keeping room. Here, when we say "keeping room", we mean a sitting/family room that is part of the kitchen. It doesn't have to be big, but it always seems to be where everyone gathers. I have always wanted one, and have to say, am loving it! Here's a picture of mine from the kitchen.

You can see that the TV is the main attraction. This room is going to be great when we watch the LSU tigers win the BCS!!

So, the kids are still out of school until the 8th. We have really enjoyed our holidays, but they have reached the fighting stage. All day long, they are on each other's nerves, and on mine! Cade is going to spend the night with a friend, so that will help. I am definitely ready to get back in the routine again, however, today was our first day to really sleep late, which I LOVE.

Hope you're enjoying your vacations! Happy New Year!

8 comments:

Dawn said...

I love the term "keeping room". We refer to ours as a "family room", so west coast don't you thing?? I think I might start calling ours a keeping room :) My boys went back to school yesterday, however, one stayed home sick yesterday, and I have one home today. Obviously, we didn't get enough rest on vacation :) Hang on to those nerves, 3 more days!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

So it is just like a Great Room...
There are always so many names for the same thing...
Looks GREAT...
Can't wait to see the rest of the house...
Have a Great Weekend..

Cyndi said...

We go back on the 7th and I am ready. Brady is so demanding lately of my time I can't get anything done. I love the keeping room, the house plans we have done have one and I reall think I will enjoy it. Have a great weekend.

Christy said...

I love your keeping room. I love your fireplace!! Beautiful!! My kids are buggin also. I totally need to get them back in school but then it is the schedule and all that and I HATE all that. So, what is the lesser of 2 evils-- I guess school is not that bad-- I just hate homework. Anyway, glad you are all moved in and cant wait to see more of your house.

Chrisyt :)

Mission to Macie said...

I love your keeping room! And I love your house!


Jill :)

Chris & Deb said...

Your house is just gorgeous Jennifer! I could move right in! :)

Happpy MNew Year to you and your family!

mommy24treasures said...

I love it, looks beautiful/ I think everyone is ready for some routine.

insanemommy.com said...

Most of the floor plans I sell have "keeping rooms" on top of a family room and a living room plus a finished rec room in the basement. Great concept..Of course we use up every square inch of space here in the northeast.

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