What to Do with Extra Room in Your House - John Maher Builders
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What to Do with Extra Room in Your House

Many homes have a bonus or spare room used for storage. The options are endless when it comes to transforming and repurposing your space into something functional and representative of your hobbies and interests.

Convert Your Space into an Office

If you work from home like many, you can benefit from setting aside a room in your home dedicated to your work. This will help eliminate any distractions and ensure you are focused on your tasks. It will also help keep you organized by maintaining all your projects in one designated space.

Create a Kids Playroom

Have children and looking for a place to store all their toys? A playroom comes in handy for organization and allows children a space to play and be creative. Fill the room with bins and shelves to house all their toys and supplies. This will keep the rest of the house tidy and free of clutter.

Use it as a Guest Room

Keeping your spare room as a guest bedroom would be wise if you have guests who regularly visit. However, that doesn’t mean the room should go unused the rest of the time. Consider investing in a sofa bed to double the room as both a guest room and a place for entertainment and relaxation.

Expand Your Closet Space

Are your existing closets too small or cluttered? Transform the extra room in your home into additional closet space and install clothing racks and shelves. This will alleviate the lack of space in your bedroom and allow for more structure.

Reading Room

If you’re a bookworm, you might enjoy floor to ceiling bookcases. This adds a touch of elegance to a home, creating an upscale look. Complete the room with rustic chairs and couches.

Workout Room

For those days you can’t make it to the gym, or if you prefer to have your equipment in the comfort of your own home, a workout space will come in handy. Clear out your room, add a couple of mats and start breaking a sweat.

Home Theater

Room and budget permitting, a home theater is a nice added bonus that makes for great entertainment bringing family and friends together. Add a large screen TV, surround sound, and comfy couches.

Maximize your space to its fullest potential. A spare room doesn’t need to be limited to storage and empty space. Take your hobbies and interests into account and transform your room into a functional and productive space.

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