The space was separated from the living room by a door and a half flight of stairs. When the rooms were complete we took the door off to keep it open to the rest of the living space. But ultimately ended up putting a baby gate up at the bottom of the stairs to keep the new puppy down and to keep any little ones in the house from climbing the stairs. It was getting super annoying to climb over and then I saw a great idea on Pinterest (where else?!) to use a half door!
I told Chris my plan and we quickly got to work! It turned out perfectly and we're all very pleased with the outcome.