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Have an Extra Room in Your Home?


Here are seven great ideas on how to best utilize the space
Posted: January 24, 2020 by Alysia Bauer

Do you have an extra room in your home and aren't sure what to do with it? Check out these fun and innovative ways to turn that spare room onto a useful space for you and your family.



Guest Room:

Using a spare room as a guest bedroom is one of the most common ways to utilize an extra room in your home, but it is also a very practical solution. If you frequently have overnight guests, it would be convenient to already have a room set aside so your guests don’t have to pay to stay at a hotel for one or two nights.

Home Office:

Whether you are in need of somewhere to work from home or a quiet place to pay bills and take care of paperwork, turning that spare room into an office will surely provide you with the perfect space to get your adulting done. Invest in a desk with lots of storage space and a cabinet or two to help you stay organized.

Movie Theater:

If you and your family like to sit back, relax and watch a movie together, a home theater sounds like a perfect fit for that spare room. Grab some comfy seating, maybe even a few beanbag chairs, a large TV or a projector, and a popcorn station, and you are set to go!

Hobby Room:

Do you have a passion for art? How about music? Do you have a large collection of something that needs somewhere to be displayed? If so, dedicating a space where you can enjoy your hobby is a great idea. It is easy to acquire a lot of items and materials that relate back to a hobby or collection. Why not dedicate a room to that hobby and keep it tidy behind closed doors? 

Home Gym:

If you are trying to get in shape but don’t have time to go to the gym, converting your spare room into a home gym is perfect. Just grab some weights, a yoga mat, and a treadmill or a stationary bike, and voila! If you want to spruce up the room, try adding a mirror and a TV.

Lounge:

If you need a sweet hangout spot for when you entertain guests, then turn your spare room into a lounge! Add some cozy furniture, a cool light fixture and a pool table, and you have yourself a cozy entertainment space. And don’t forget the fully-stocked minibar! 

Closet:

Have you outgrown the closet in your bedroom and need somewhere to store your ever-growing wardrobe? Turn that extra space into a walk-in closet! Add a few clothing racks, a large mirror, and plenty of drawers and shelves, and now you have the perfect place to get ready for work, school or a night on the town.


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