These changes will help in resale value because not only is the bedroom now completely independent, but the laundry is in a more logical place. And the bedroom has built-out closets so it counts as an official bedroom!
If any of that made sense to you, congrats because it's hard to explain, especially without pictures.
I only have one of the office "before", which was before we even moved in:
That door to the left that led to the master is now gone. And so is the built-in bed and the trim up top. I know you are all loving those bubble valances. It's not that it wasn't a charming space, just not functional.
We installed wainscoting to mask all of the ugliness left by the ripped-out bed. It made a perfect space for the desk! I left the bult-in shelves and they house things like fabric, ribbon, etc...
The lamps are $5 Goodwill finds. Their shades were clearanced out at Pottery Barn outlet. The drapes were $5 a piece at an estate sale. See what else I found HERE and HERE. The chair was $10 at Goodwill. It got some casters and now makes the perfect rolling chair!
I love the vintage drapes with the wall color. Seriously LOVE.
I know Sometimes it's hard to picture where things are in the house, so I thought I would give you some reference. This is standing in the dining room looking through the hall to the office. Maybe I'll show you the new wall/laundry/hallway in another post to give you a better idea of what's going on there.