Whether you’re planning to buy a house with more square footage or are moving to a smaller home after your kids have flown out of the nest, you have an opportunity to optimize your living space to match your needs and preferences. You might also want to use the spare room in your new house for something other than storage. If so, this is just the article for you.
There are many ways you can transform a spare area. You can refresh any boring room and transform it into a purposeful space in which you can spend your free time. However, when they move, people bring so many belongings with them. And in most cases, they do not know what to do with them, so they end up in the spare room. As it is a shame not to utilize all the space you have at your disposal, we will discuss a few spare room transformation ideas that might inspire you to create an additional room everyone in the household will enjoy.
- A guest Bedroom
The most logical repurposing of a spare room is to make an additional bedroom or a guest bedroom. Having a guest bedroom is convenient (and, for some, a dream come true) for a number of reasons. Firstly, you will be able to invite your friends, kids, or relatives to stay over whenever you like.
You may be thinking, “Well, sure, but how do I make this room into a proper bedroom?” First of all, you can save space in the room by placing a sleeper or a pull-out sofa bed instead of a double bed. And voila! You have just created another bedroom in your new home.
The trick is to keep it minimal. So, as much as you were keen on placing extra furniture that you own into this room, you might want to give up the idea. The furniture and decor that you put in should be functional above all. So, placing your old family wardrobe inside the spare room might suffocate the space, making it less enjoyable overall.
- A home Office
If you already have enough bedrooms in your new home, then you might consider transforming the spare room into a home office. A home office is a valuable addition for those who have to work remotely. Here, you can keep your computer, desk, printer, scanner, files, and other things essential for doing your job.
Caption: If you have to work from home, then creating a home office is the way to go.
Alt-tag: A man using two laptops in his home office
- A reading room or library
The spare room can also be a part-office, part-library kind of arrangement.
One wall could be transformed into a bookshelf where you can keep your family’s book collection. Just think about it. You will be able to spend your free time reading your favorite authors in a comfy, stylish recliner. Additionally, your kids could use this room as a study room where they can prepare for exams or do school projects.
- A dressing room or mudroom
Many people dream about having a separate room for their clothes, shoes, makeup, jewelry, bags, and other accessories. Now this dream can become a reality, especially if the spare room is in the vicinity of your bedroom. If the spare room is located near the entrance to your home, you can use it as a mudroom for storing shoes, winter equipment, towels, and other belongings.
Spare rooms are easily transformed into walk-in closets.
You can use the spare room in your new house as a closet. Create a custom-made walk-in wardrobe of your wildest dreams. Mind that this spare room repurposing idea is also convenient. The other rooms in your house will get a new lease on life once you do away with bulky closets and wardrobes.
Some people find having a separate dressing room a lifesaver when they have to speed up their California move. Since all of your clothes and accessories will be stored in this room, you won’t have to assemble and disassemble the closets and cupboards where you used to store your clothes. This way, you can have a quick process of relocation. If you hire a reliable moving company, everything will become even more straightforward.
- Entertainment room
Movie buffs might want to repurpose the spare room and make a home cinema or media room. You can place your smart TV or even a silver screen and projector and watch movies or play video games all day long without disturbing other members of your household.
You can make an amazing multi-purpose entertainment room if you have a spare room in your new home.
If you are into board games, the spare room could be your board game storage room as well as a meeting place where you can play with your friends and family for as long as you like. If there is enough space, you can even put in a pool table, darts, or arcade video games. This way, you will create an entertainment room where you can hang out with your friends, organize movie marathons, game nights, etc.
The spare room will also be a dream come true if you have kids. You can use the spare room in your new house as a child-friendly area filled with toys, books, and educational materials for your kids. Your kids could play in this room all day long during the winter months without you worrying about where they are. If your kids are young, you can childproof it to be sure that you can leave them alone without them injuring themselves.