Nov 10, 2020

7 Ways to Convert a Spare Room into Usable Space

Having a spare room in your home is like having an extra insurance policy. You never know when you are going to need it. Spare rooms tend to remain empty or act as a dumping ground for hard to place items that no longer have a place in your home. But there’s no reason why you can’t turn it into a functional space that can hone a new skill or house a second home office. We love the fact that there are so many options for the spare room. Here are a few of our favorites.

Designate Your Spare Room as a Playroom

If you have kids then you know how difficult it is to keep their toys, books, and art supplies confined to one area. Keeping kids toys off of kitchen countertops and living room floors is incentive enough to design a playroom where they can feel free to spread out. Specialty designed childrens’ bookcases, tables and chairs and benches keep things organized and clean. Keep toys from creeping into other areas of your home with our guide on how to Create a Fun and Functional Playroom the Kids will Love.

Use Your Spare Room as a Own Home Gym

Are you apprehensive to workout in a public gym since COVID-19? You’re not the only one. Working out in the comfort and safety of your home has definitely gained popularity. With hundreds of online workouts, affordable hand weights and used exercise equipment you can create an exercise room for less than it costs to join a gym. And it’s a win-win. It not only helps to keep your fitness goals on track but keeps you safe too. The experts at Shape tell us How to Set Up a Home Gym You Actually Want to Work Out in.

Make it a Crafter’s Paradise

For all the passionate DIY crafters out there having a space to organize supplies, keep your focus and foster creativity is icing on the cake. Do you design jewelry, sew, scrapbook, or paint? The ultimate craft room should be a place for you to call your own. And a coordinated space to house all your supplies. Before you begin follow some expert advice with Tips to Creating the Perfect Craft Room.

Add Another Home Office

As businesses continue to monitor and assess COVID-19 safety protocols the need to work from home may become standard operating procedures for many employees. While most new construction homes are equipped with designated office space, no one could have predicted the need for two home offices under the same roof. If your significant other is cramping your office space it may be time to transform your spare room into another office. As long as you have the space it doesn’t have to be expensive. However, it does have to be organized and clutter-free for you to be productive.

Convert the Spare Room into a Virtual Classroom

With many kids still attending school virtually, a spare bedroom turned classroom is a great way to keep them focused. And away from congested main areas in the home that can be distracting. To keep priorities in the forefront, it’s critical to design a virtual classroom that is quiet, focused on education and clutter-free.

Create a Retreat for Guests

Make family and out-of-town visitors feel right at home with the perfect guest oasis. Is your spare room currently lacking the proper furniture? If so, you’ll need to set the stage for relaxation. Guest room must-haves include a comfortable bed, a dresser, and a chair for relaxing. Depending on how much space you have, consider adding a small desk or a bench at the foot of the bed. Weary travelers will also appreciate a rack to place luggage on, empty space in the closet with hangers and cozy feather pillows and throws.

Transform it into a Library

Fill your spare room with shelves of past and present titles, a cozy reader’s nook and trendy art for the ideal reading room any bookworm will fall in love with. With ample space and plenty of planning you can curl up with a good book anytime of the day—rain or shine. Learn how to take your book collection to another level with 24 Stunning Home Library Design Ideas from thespruce.com. Add a coffee bar to make it the ultimate daytime, evening or weekend getaway.  

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