Better Renovations: Jordan's Room, Before

This was Jordan's room while he was growing up at Better Farm. Since he relocated to Watertown with all his stuff, the space has acted as more of a guest room/storage space. There's a lot to clear out! Also, the walls need a lot of work. But though it's tiny, there's room enough to bring in a bunk bed, paint it a great color, and get some nice window treatments. And how about the koala lamp! Perfection...
  • Figure out how to smooth out the walls behind and next to bed. New boards?
  • De-clutter
  • Fresh coat of paint
  • Patch holes in walls
  • Handle spackle situation on the wall next to the door
  • New carpeting?


Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.