What to do With Your Spare Room After lockdown
The events of the past eighteen months have seen us spend considerably more time than usual in our homes, with lockdown restrictions encouraging many of us to make the best use of the space we have available. And wow haven’t we become masters of home living!
Due to lifestyle changes, ‘spare rooms’ simply used for storage are quickly being replaced by a more purposeful space and, if you’re one of the many who have the spare space but are unsure how best to transform it, I how come up with a few suggestions for you.
1. Home Office
Whether it’s the HQ of your business empire or an area for doing general paperwork, a home office can be a great way to efficiently tick off those all-important tasks.
With the ‘working from home’ hybrid looking to become a normalised part of working life, transforming your spare room into an office space can be a worthwhile investment for maximum productivity and efficiency.
2. Home Cinema
Bring the magic of the cinema to your own home by creating the ultimate entertainment experience Enjoy family favourites and cinematic classics without having to purchase a cinema ticket and overpriced popcorn.
Creating a home cinema doesn’t have to be as taxing on the wallet as it sounds. All you need is a comfy sofa, a wall-mounted TV or projector, and surround sound. Plus, when not in use it can also double as a second living room which means extra space to entertain guests.
3. Creative Studio
In such a busy world sometimes it can be hard to take time out for yourself and get into your creative zone.
A solution to this is to makeover your spare room and transform it into a personal, creative space to dive deep into your passions, whether it’s art, writing, music, or another hobby. A studio of your own creates a space for you to express yourself without the interruptions of everyday life.
4. Home Gym
Let’s get buffed! Exercise is an essential way to maintain positive wellbeing. However, gym memberships can be expensive. Plus travelling there can take unnecessary time out of an already busy schedule. So why not invest in some space to work out within the comfort of your own home?
The extent of how far you can go with this will depend on the space you have available. Some ideas can include cardio machines, such as treadmills or bikes, as well as weight benches for building muscle. Another plus is you can pick the members who can attend!
5. Dressing Room
I have to admit, this has some serious appeal to it. If you’re still wondering what to do with a spare room, and fancy transforming it into something a little more luxurious than a home office or guest bedroom, consider turning your space into a dressing room and walk-in wardrobe.
All you’ll need is closet space, a little table with a mirror, and you’ll have yourself a fabulous dressing room.
6. Music Studio
Have you ever wanted to learn to play a musical instrument but always find an excuse not to start? Well, having your own music studio in your home just might be the answer.
Practice guitar, jam with friends, or compose your first hit song in a room dedicated to music. Lay down thick carpeting to soak up sound, and add a few comfortable floor cushions for musically inclined visitors.