When it comes to home improvement, we all have our work cut out for us. There are a lot of factors that come into play when renovating your home. You’ll have to strike a balance, of course, between the aesthetic concerns and the practical ones, for starters. And, of course, those two categories are more involved and complex than you might think. However, I think we can all agree that it’s worth it to pursue your ideal home. After all, “home is where the heart is,” and so you’re not home until your heart is satisfied with your living space. That’s why it can be so tricky when you’re finished renovating only to end up with more space than you thought. Now, the question arises: what do you do with a spare room? Here are a few suggestions.
First and foremost, let’s talk about guest rooms. Guest rooms are a common use of extra space, because it can save company, such as family or friends, the price of a hotel room when they come around to visit. It can really make your company’s day to have some space set aside just for them. However, there is an even more practical use of this type of spare room. We’ve all had some exposure to the idea of elderly relatives coming to live with you, someone you know, or characters on TV, and what better way to facilitate this than by using a spare room, or even repurposing a room, to this end? You could even have a second bed in there for your relative’s Care.com caretaker for nights when weather doesn’t permit them to go home at the end of the day.
Another way to use a spare room is by turning it into a home office, studio, or gym. A home office or studio is a great way to bring more productivity into your life. Having a quiet refuge in which to work, be it professionally or as a hobby, can do wonders for your work. Let’s not forget, of course, that these two types of room are compatible with each other, so if you desire both, you can absolutely have a home office/studio. Then, there’s the home gym. We’ve all been there: we need to go to the gym and work out, and we know we should, but we don’t always have the time to make the trip. With a home gym, however, there’s no need to fit it into your schedule. We all have plenty of time to work out at home, as a standard workout can be as short as 7 minutes or as long as 15. This length of time is much more doable without the travel attached.