Do you have a room in your house that is slowly collecting junk, and serving no real purpose? The spare room in your house has so much potential, so why put it to waste? Here are seven ways you can utilise your spare room, and turn it into something you can be proud of, and actually use.
Your spare room doesn’t have to be dedicated to a single use. Sarah Palatucci from Sarah Jane Designs offers her advice for making the most out of your spare room. “To get the most out of your spare room, try to furnish it in a way that allows it to be used in multiple ways - look at a day bed that converts to a full-sized bed and add storage, or a work space to turn your spare room into a study/work space as well as accommodation for visitors. By using furniture pieces that offer flexibility you can maximise the space and create a much more usable space!” Find out more about Sarah Jane Designs by following her on Facebook and Instagram.
If the kids have moved out, you’re living alone or you’ve been making empty promises to your friends that you’ll invite them over for a dinner party for ages, why not turn your spare room into a home bar? You can make some amazing memories with a home bar, and you will always be the life of the party with the help of a wine fridge. You don’t have to spend a whole lot of money to create a bar at home. You can have a couch, a table, a tv or stereo and a wine fridge, and you’re set! Just make sure you fill up the fridge regularly!
To Renovate Or Not?
Sometimes it’s the biggest question on your mind; do I renovate or just leave the room as it is? Renovation Kingdom is here to help answer the question for you. “Whether it's making use of the kids' bedroom when they move out or converting a dumping ground for boxes of stuff or old gym equipment, there are multiple ways a spare room can be used based on what is really important to you in your home. We conducted a survey or more than 1000 Australians to find out why they renovated. The top reason was for visual appeal. With this in mind, giving a spare room a different coat of paint, changing the blinds or adding some bespoke furnishings can create a haven for relaxation or even a gallery to display art. Another popular reason for Australians to renovate was for lifestyle, particularly for men. Can you give the man of the house his own room (or man-cave) to play darts, video games dust off his drum kit or electric guitar? If not, making the spare room a place to participate in hobbies for all household members is a good way of utilising a spare room. Just make sure you get rid of all other leftover pieces of furniture or previous belongings in the room that will distract you from doing whatever benefits your lifestyle during your me-time.” Find out more about Renovation Kingdom by following them on Facebook and Instagram.
A Spare Bedroom
If you often have guests staying over, your kids love a good sleepover or your family often needs a place to crash, why not utilise your space and create a spare bedroom? It doesn’t take much, just a nice new bed frame, a comfy mattress and some storage space. You can up the ante by creating a feature wall in the space, adding some artwork in or going all the way by doing something crazy like painting the ceiling a feature colour. The options are endless, and the result is a great looking spare room!
If you’re too busy to make it to your local gym (or too lazy), why not take away every excuse and make your home gym? Clear out your space, add a treadmill, a yoga mat and even a Tv so you can indulge a bit while you work out, and voila! You can get fit whilst watching Tv in the comfort of your own home, without judgmental stares from onlookers.
If your kid’s toys are taking over your home, and you need some well-deserved peace and quiet, why not create a kid-friendly space? For the creative kids, paint a wall with chalkboard paint, hang their artwork up on the walls and keep all art supplies nearby. For more kid’s room inspiration, head here.
Have you ever wanted to experience the cinema feeling without having the back of your seat kicked, sticky floors or annoying cinema goers? You can easily achieve this by having a home cinema. Once again, you don’t have to spend a whole lot of money to achieve this dream, you just need a spare room, a couch that can comfortably fit more than one person, a projector or TV and some popcorn within reaching distance. Just add some great company and a good film, and you’re set!
Your spare room doesn’t have to be a junk pile, but it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to help it reach its full potential.