Ways to Use a Spare Bedroom

Many often find themselves with a spare bedroom. Whether you bought the house with one or find you’re now an empty nester, there are plenty of unique spare bedroom ideas out there. Don’t let this room go to waste. Here are ten ways a spare room can be transformed. 

1. Guest Bedroom

There are so many ways to use a spare bedroom, and although a guest bedroom seems like the obvious choice, it still requires intentionality to make a room welcoming. For those who occasionally have visiting guests, having a dedicated guest room means you don’t have to go through the hassle of deciding where guests will stay, blowing up air mattresses, or shuffling kids around. Guests can know they will be welcome for last minute quick trips or longer stays. This is a great option for those with frequent visitors. 

2. Home Cinema

Although slightly higher in budget, for movie buffs a home cinema is another great use of a spare bedroom. Outfit this room with the works: a large flat screen TV, comfortable couch, and surround sound. Take it a step further and add dimmable lights, a popcorn machine and a mini fridge ensuring you catch the latest release in comfort. 

3. Home Gym

Give yourself every opportunity to break a sweat by turning your spare bedroom into a home gym. Put in a mirror and rubber floor mats to accommodate any type of workout. If you don’t have a lot of extra space, focus on what exercises you enjoy doing most. For those with more room, equip the room with dumbbells, a weight rack, yoga mats, resistance bands and a cardio machine. Finding excuses to skip your workout will become a thing of the past.

4. Home Library

For bookworms, a home library is a perfect solution for a spare bedroom. Supply the room with adequate lighting, add a large bookshelf stocked with your favorite authors, and put in a comfortable chair with a side table and blankets so you can curl up with a book. The key is to make this room feel warm and comfortable, ensuring you have a quiet space to get lost in a book.

5. Dressing Room or Closet

Who doesn’t dream of a walk-in closet? For those running short on closet space or hoping to add some extra room to your master by getting rid of a dresser, adding a large dressing room or closet may be your solution for that spare bedroom. Supply the room with large mirrors, clothing racks, shelves for shoes, and a cabinet for accessories and delicates. While a large dressing room is a luxury, it is also a very practical way to free up space where your clothes would otherwise go. 

6. Music or Audio Room

For musicians, finding space in their home for their music equipment can be a challenge. A music room would be a great solution. Not only would it give you a designated area to store your instruments, but you could also expand into recording equipment to record your own beats or delve into recording podcasts.

7. Artist studio

For creatives, a spare bedroom could be used for an artist studio or even a craft room giving you space to do anything from sewing to pottery. Add a large table to work, put in lots of cubbies, and shelves or drawers to hold supplies. Bring in as much natural light as possible, creating a space that is peaceful and inspiring.

8. Home Office

This may seem like an old-standby, but a home office is very practical. For those that tend to work from home more often, this will give you a designated space to work without distraction,  store your computer, printer and paperwork. It can even double as a study room for those who are still in school.

Homes at Lakeside

No matter if you are looking for your space to include an extra bedroom or need something smaller, homes at Lakeside at Tessera in Lago Vista offer a wide range of options. Find your dream home today.

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