So, you have a spare room? Whether you’ve just moved house or have finally made use of a storage unit to clear out your clutter, you now have additional space and might not know what to do with it.
There’s no doubt you pay good money for the space you live in so it’s best to maximise the amount of space you use. Rather than using your spare room as a dumping ground, there’s many other ways you can utilise the space so you can use it properly.
For tips and tricks on what to do with your spare room, check out our blog below.
#1 Use it as a guest room
The most traditional idea of them all...a guest bedroom. It’s more than likely you’re going to have family or friends stay over at some point and what’s more ideal than a guest bedroom? This means no more blowing up an air bed and sending your guests to the living room floor to sleep. Plus, for those nights you fancy a change of scenery or simply want a nap midday, you can utilise the space yourself.
#2 Create an office space
More and more people are starting to take up the option of working from home, especially if you have young children or have a delivery to your house expected. Rather than sitting at your dining room table where you can easily get distracted by snacks in the fridge, an office space would allow you to concentrate on your tasks for the day without overindulging in the kitkats that you originally bought for the kids.
#3 Build your own library
Books are used as a way to escape from the real world and get lost in your own imagination. By creating your very own library you will be able to escape from the rooms in your house that you use daily to complete chores whilst you read about magical adventures or thrillers.
#4 Be creative with a craft room
Being creative helps relax the mind so having a room where you can focus on your arts and crafts will not only develop your creative skills, but will do good for your mind. Plus, if you have young children, it will stop you from worrying about getting permanent marker on your sofa.
#5 Convert it into a laundry room
Mountains of clothes are the nuisance that grow in all rooms around the house that no one wants to tackle. By converting your spare space into a laundry room you can keep all of your clothes in the same place and can save the accidental trip over a sock.
#6 Get ready in your new dressing room
Every girl’s dream - your very own dressing room. You might constantly find yourself tripping over hair dryer wires or knocking deodorant on the floor in your bedroom but with a space for everything beauty you’ll be saving yourself a potential trip to A&E.
#7 Treat yourself to an indoor spa room
For the more luxurious - a steam room or a sauna that can give you an all round detox at the end of a hard day's worth of work. This might be a bit more costly to fit out but if you’re a regular spa guest think of all the money you will save in the long run.
#8 Get fit in your very own gym
More and more people are becoming more health conscious which means that fighting for the last treadmill at the gym is a regular occurence. By having your very own gym space in your home, you can workout at the crack of dawn or after work without having to worry that the machines will be taken.
#9 Have fun and make a games room
Everyone loves a traditional board game or go on the xbox. By creating a games room you can host game nights and also know that the TV in your living room isn’t going to be taken over by Fifa or Mario Kart.
#10 Make tunes in your very own music room
Whether you occasionally put your primary school skills into use to play the recorder or practice the guitar with your band weekly, a music room is perfect to release your best sound. You could even soundproof your room to ensure the sound doesn’t travel throughout the rest of the house.
Who doesn’t like to have a night in with their friends and play classic games like twister or race on Mario Kart on the Wii? With a games room you’ll have the perfect space to do this.
#11 Go big and make a cinema room
For those cold winter nights where you fancy curling up on the sofa under a blanket to watch a film, a cinema room would come in extremely handy. You could also have your very own popcorn maker or cart which would be perfect for hosting movie nights.
#12 Entertain your friends in your very own bar
If you lack the entertainment space in your kitchen then converting your spare room into a bar could be the simple solution.
#13 Keep your food fresh in your very own pantry
Sometimes you can find food pouring out of your shelves or stacks of herbs and spices being left on the kitchen side. By creating an additional space for all of your kitchen necessities then you’ll have your very in walk in room for the essential meals of the day.
#14 Run your business from home
Several independent business owners choose to run their business from home, particularly if it’s office based or requires one client at a time. This way, if you have a busy life at home such as children to look after, or want to start up your own business, you can take advantage of your spare room. Some independent businesses that can run from home are:
- Nail salon
- Beauty advisor
Now that you have 14 ideas for your spare room, it’s time to decide which one is best for you. Once you do that, it’s time to prepare your room for it’s makeover, and that means parting with some of your belongings or putting them into storage. Don’t forget to plan your makeover properly so that the process can run smoothly - we’d recommend writing a list of things you need to do and check them off as you go along. We hope you enjoy your new room!
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