24.9.19

3 Things You Can Do With Your Spare Room


You know what it's like when you buy a house. You go for one with a spare room, because you're either planning on growing your family in the future, or you have plans that it might be needed. And then you move in and can't decide what to do with it, in the immediate future.

There are so many options to go for and I guess it all depends on what you really could do with the extra space, within your family. But I thought I'd give 3 options of fairly neutral spaces, that can be used by all of the family...

Home Office
An office space is a useful addition to any home. Whether you work from home, like me, or just use it for catching up with work and replying to emails, a dedicated home office gives you somewhere to store things like your computer, printer, paperwork and bills that often take over the house. 

If you work from home, it can be a space to get away from the noisy family and write in peace, sort bills, and it’s also a great idea if you have children in the house, providing them with a peaceful place to study.

Furnishing your spare room with luxury office furniture such as a comfortable chair, a large desk, plenty of storage and some will make it much easier to focus on the task at hand, rather than being at the kitchen table, distracted by the activity of everyone else in the house.


Guest Room
Perhaps the most obvious thing to do with your spare room is turn it into a beautiful guest bedroom. It's ideal if you have a lot of guests staying over and don't want them taking over your living room to sleep. It can be made so versatile, with a comfy bed and a little bit of storage, to suit guests of all ages.

And if your children have grown up and moved out, using it as a guest room means they have somewhere to stay when they visit home too. Also don't forget, you could even make a little money by renting it out.

Home Craft & Library Space
Are you a crafter, or do you have children who make sure a mess on your kitchen table? Using your spare room as a craft room, or hoarding space I guess we could also call it, will give you a nice serene place to work and keep your stash out of sight, and the mess hidden away.

And with all that extra space in the room, you could create a dedicated book storage area with shelving or freestanding bookcases to keep them all in one place. Making the room 2 things into one will mean you don't have all the book storage all around the house, all your craft tools in one place, and easier to find what you need for each task at hand. 

7 comments:

  1. Renting out a guest room is more lucrative and rewarding than I imagined. A friend has language students in the summer and she thoroughly enjoys their company.

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  2. all our rooms are in use so we don't have a spare, if I did I would make it into an art room. Would be perfect to walk in and all the materials are all there ready to use.

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  3. Some great ideas here, thank you for your advice.

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  4. Ours is a junk room ! Really need to think about what i will do with it - great suggestions

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  5. Great article - mine is full of junk but oh well!

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  6. Anonymous20:40

    Yes, spare room / s can be valuable and put to good use. Many may not have this opportunity due to lack of housing, youngsters, etc unable to get onto the property ladder, social housing very limited.

    Yet for some, their home may be larger, or seem so due to family growing up and moving away, etc. Seems very sensible, practical, sociable to stay at the family home, and make use of spare room /s when visitors come to stay :- Children, Grandchildren, Friends, etc. Hobbies can take up time and space. Income may be a priority and having student /s, or holiday makers may e sufficient to make a difference and allow free time when no lodger / boarder to holiday, visit friends, etc. As quality of life is important for everyone.


    Good ideas.

    Rachel Craig

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