So, you’ve bought your dream home and begun assigning room spaces. This will be the kitchen, the living room, the bathroom…but wait-what about my spare room? What on earth should we do with all that extra room?
People may have a spare room but are usually not using it right. It can be easy to see it as nothing more than a dumping ground for clutter or the laundry, however, it’s possible to revolutionise this space and put it to good use.
Ever fancy your gym? Or what about a much-needed home office (WFH anyone?). Whatever your needs here are 10 amazing ways you can get your spare room up and glowing!
It seems like an obvious option – ‘oh, just turn the extra room into a guest bedroom’. Not only will that help when having family and friends over, but it can also be a useful tool to teach your siblings and young ones how to properly clean up after themselves. Get the young and old alike to pitch in to clean it and you’ll reap the rewards of being a family who knows how to keep clean and be hospitable.
Ever had to work at home, only to find a house full of incessant chatter with another family member hogging the telephone? Yep, this is an all too familiar reality that has hit many, especially during the pandemic. So why not customise the spare bedroom into an office. A desk, a chair and a working computer are all you need. Whoo!
Without a doubt, there’s nothing better than getting cosy with a good book in front of a roaring fire. With hand-picked books, you can bring the magic right to your room. Whether you’re getting to know London with Oliver Twist or flying through the night sky with The Worst Witch, you’re bound to have endless escapades that can’t be beaten.
Now, you may be no gym bunny but that shouldn’t stop you from hitting the treadmill in the comfort of your own home. With a set of weights, a pull-up bar and a treadmill, you’re all set to go and make yourself fitter and healthier than ever before. Of course, if you don’t have any equipment, you can always substitute it with things you do have like water bottles and boxes for weights and chairs for stretches. Go get ‘em!
So far, we’ve ensured that there’s something for the adults’ spare bedroom inspiration only. But what about the kids? Whether your own or others visiting, children thrive when they can develop through games and play. Having a playroom means that children are free to play without disturbing any of the adults and the room can also double as an educational room for their study. Ensure your children get the best of both worlds – a chance to play as well as an opportunity to study. What’s not to love?
In need of some extra cash? Then look no further. List your spare room on Airbnb and rent it out to those who are looking for a temporary space to stay. Make sure the room is suitably kitted out with toiletries like towels and toilet paper to ensure your guests have the most comfortable stay possible.
If you fancy being the next Beethoven or simply enjoy being serenaded in your house by another, having a music room is surely an idea you’ll love. It is no longer out of the ordinary for a house to have a piano or keyboard and a with a few tweaks you could probably fit a drumkit in there too!
Who wouldn’t want one? But one thing’s for sure, you’d be the centre of attention with your friend group and queues would probably run around the block trying to get to yours. #Life goals.
It can serve as a great escape from life when it's all getting too much with games like snooker a great form of relaxation which can help keep your mind fresh.
You can’t say no to a good old fashioned movie theatre, can you? Everybody enjoys a night out at the movies but with this room idea, you can bring the movies to you. Just set up a big screen (a TV will do great), set up some chairs, dim the lights and voila! It doesn’t need to be any more complicated than that.
If you think you’ve thought through every idea for your spare room then think again. What about a sewing room? This more obscure idea is sure to get all sewists fired up and ready to take on the challenge. Not only does the room need to be fitted with a sewing machine but the opportunity can be taken to hang woven tapestries and murals on the walls to showcase your work or spark creativity. Now, get sewing…
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