I find the differences in how people live curious, fascinating and sometimes a little horrifying. I will never understand people with "showplace kitchens" that do not cook. Also, I have come to realize that it is the norm use a formal living room or dining room space as a playroom.
Here is where my opinion is going to turn people off. I find that a room that is a mecca of pink and primary plastic completely horrifying. I am a toy minimalist, plastic and battery-operated hater, and a fan of integrated spaces. I think that makes me weird in comparison.
My family room is is a shared family room. My three year-old has a shelf with toy bins and a the chest that holds the TV has a few additional toys and movies but all in all, it is a grown-up space... with toys in it.
Smart storage is a huge part of making it work for all of us.
I personally do not want a separate playroom. I like to have my little one near me while I cook or paint or relax (haha that last one is funny)
Do you agree or do you think I am a big meanie?