Are you fortunate enough to have a spare room in your home? If so, this is a suitable space for keeping clutter hidden away from the rest of the property. Better yet, a spare room can be transformed into an in-house getaway to indulge in one of your passions.
To ensure your spare room isn’t simply a dumping ground for possessions that have no other place in the house, consider the following five ideas for transforming your spare room:
1. Use it as a guest bedroom
Perhaps predictably, this list begins with the most conservative of all the options available. However, turning the spare room into a guest bedroom is a fitting choice for numerous situations.
First of all, if you have family and friends regularly staying over at your home, a spare bedroom makes perfect sense. This way you don’t have rearrange the living room, pull out the sofa bed, or line the floors with air beds. Have a guest bedroom and you are always ready to accommodate without needing to adjust anything.
Furthermore, transforming the spare room into a bedroom could be a way of making some cash on the side. This is because you could rent the room out to someone. It might cramp your privacy, but it could also take the pressure off your mortgage payments and any other bills.
2. Workout in a home gym
If you ever fancied working out at home and cutting out the expense of a monthly gym membership, this could be the option for you. A home gym in the spare room can provide you with the necessary space to get a workout in, and the rest of the house doesn’t need to be used to hide away any fitness equipment.
Even if the spare room is on the small side, this doesn’t mean you can’t turn it into a home gym. First of all, you don’t need an abundance of equipment. A foldaway treadmill or exercise bike can be placed in a corner when not in use. Then there’s the option of having a multi-gym – an all-in-one piece of equipment which provides various ways to exercise.
3. Work in a home office
This is the perfect option for your spare room if you spend plenty of time working from home. Even if you don’t complete any tasks outside the work office, a home office can still be an appropriate route to go down.
For instance, a home office is great if younger people are living in the house and they need a peaceful refuge to focus on their studies. It’s also ideal if you simply need an area of the home to store your computer, printer, filing cabinet etc.
4. Create the ultimate man cave
Any man dreams they could have the space for a man cave. Well, with a spare room at your disposal, that dream can soon turn into a reality. Even if you’re tight on space, there’s still a ton of potential available when it comes to converting the room into a playground of manly-themed fun.
While there are many man cave ideas to ponder, you can’t go wrong with a top-of-the-line television system. After all, most of your time in the room will be spent glued to the TV, whether this is watching live sport, movies, or playing video games.
Speaking of games, you can always install an arcade machine or, if there’s enough room, a sports table to play a game of foosball or pool. To enjoy all these features a little bit more, a wet bar with all your favorite alcoholic beverages is another popular pick for a man cave.
5. A hub for arts and crafts
If you’re the creative type, a room dedicated to arts and crafts could well fit the bill. After all, art can be a messy process. For example, you don’t want to be splashing paint around in the living room and covering your furnishings with unsightly blotches.
Along with protecting the rest of the house from artistic stains, turning your spare room into an arts and crafts studio has other advantages. Of course, it gives you a quiet space in the house where you can fully focus on your work. Additionally, the room should feature enough space to store your art materials and any of the creations you produce. Setting up such a room is also easy and inexpensive – all you need is some good lighting, an easel and a comfortable chair.