Do you have an extra bedroom in your home that is just there, collecting dust, and maybe being used as a makeshift storage space? What you and many homeowners like you should consider is utilizing this space efficiently and making it into a room you can use and enjoy. Here are a few ideas will get you on the right track to do just that.
A great option that everyone can enjoy is to turn your spare room into a home theater. If you have a large television or a projector, you can orient some comfortable chairs, couches, or bean bag chairs in a layout that allows a large group of friends and family to relax and watch a movie. Maybe even set up a small popcorn machine or a fridge in the corner.
Your home could be the new “go to” location when everyone can’t think of something fun to do. Or, if everybody is in the mood to watch a movie, but doesn’t feel like leaving the comfort of a home, they’ll all flock to your theater.
If you’d prefer a more personalized space, perhaps for a hobby, you can turn your extra room into a specialized area for it. If you have something like a collection of Civil War artifacts, you can make a mini museum. Line your walls with display cases, cabinets, and anything else that shows off your collection. You could even display your most prized piece in the center.
Hobby / Game Room
If your hobby is a game of some sort, you could make the room an ideal setting for playing comfortably. If it’s a board game, you could organize a large, sturdy table, surrounded by rolling chairs, stools, or whatever seat provides optimal mobility and convenience for playing. Or perhaps your game room is more electronic based. Set up computers and compete with your friends. Or, better yet, you can invest in some arcade games and turn your spare room into an entertainment center. Challenge friends and family members to a round of Asteroids or Pac-Man.
Personal Study / Library
There is, however, something to be said about someone who needs a more quiet setting. If you work from home, are writing a personal book, or just want an appropriate, designated location to read, a home office or study room may be the best option. Creating an open layout with a desk, some chairs, lamps, and anything else that allows you to focus and work comfortably would be ideal for a home study. What’s better than being able to work on your own time from the comfort of your home? A few bookshelves and you can further convert the room into a personal library.
Why bother going out to a bar to pay for overpriced drinks and deal with drunk patrons? Convert your extra room into a personal bar by adding a bar table, some drink racks, and a top-opening fridge to hold your beers. Add a couple of bar stools, a dart table, and invite your friends. You now have everything you want in a bar and exclude all the downsides. No more guessing how many hundreds of people put their hands in the bowl of mixed nuts.
Regarding the idea of hobbies, the trend of home breweries is growing. If you have the equipment and need a designated location to refine your beer home recipe, or your favorite home-distilled whiskey, what better spot than your private bar?
The limits are pretty open-ended when it comes to designing the setting. Depending on how much disposable income and extra space you have, you could really go all out by adding a pool table, a high definition television, and top-of-the-line brewing equipment. Not only would you have a unique room, like none other, but your friends and family would certainly be impressed as well.
Regardless of what you choose to do with your extra space, is it essential that you pick something you will enjoy? Make good use of that extra room, there are many who don’t have such a luxury!
Author: Damien Justus