Transform Your Space: 7 Uses for Unused Rooms in Your Home

Create a space that enhances your enjoyment of your home
Dec 18, 2021

If your home has a spare room, you might be unsure as to exactly what you should do with it. Some people use their spare rooms for extra storage space. Others transform that spare room into a hobby space or a home office. There are a wide variety of options to choose from that can enhance your home.

Option #1

Home Office

Home office with large windows

With more people working from home than ever before, a home office is a great addition to a home. A home office is a must for anyone who needs to work or study free from the distractions that may exist in the rest of the house.

Option #2

Children’s Playroom

If you have young children, another good option for a spare room is to create a children’s playroom. Having a dedicated play area for your kids can help to keep their toys organized in one location instead of throughout the house. Plus, there’s more space for them to run around and be creative and it’s easy for parents to know where their children are.

Option #3

Guest Room

Small bedroom in basement

A guest bedroom is another option for a spare room. With a guest room, you can invite friends and family to stay no matter how distant they may live from you knowing that they’ll be comfortable staying at your home. A guest room can also be dual-purpose if the bed is a futon or a sofa bed. When the bed isn’t in use, it can fold into seating instead.

Option #4

Home Library

For anyone who loves to read, having a home library is a dream come true. A dedicated space for books and reading can be a great place to relax and enjoy your hobby. A home library can also double as a home office or study area by placing a desk in the room. A home library is primarily different from a home office in that more focus is put on shelving space for books.

Option #5

Entertainment Space

Hidden tuck away space

Another option is to create an entertainment space. What this means for your home depends on how your family entertains both themselves and others. If you have guests to whom you enjoy serving drinks, a home bar could be an option. For movie buffs, a home theater can be a great choice. Those with a passion for their hobbies could create a craft studio.

Option #6

Storage Room

Depending on where the spare room is located, it can be used for storing a variety of different things. If it’s near the kitchen, it can be an overflow pantry. If the room is near the master bedroom, it can be turned into a walk-in closet and dressing room.

Option #7

Home Gym

Gym in basement with machines

Having a home gym can be a great way to motivate yourself to work out. A spare room can be a place to keep exercise equipment, from weights to a treadmill to yoga mats. Plus, there can be the space to actually use the room for working out. You can put a TV or a stand for electronic devices so that you can watch workout videos as needed.

Let Us Help You Transform Your Space

If you’re ready to start the project of transforming a room, it may be beneficial to hire help. A handyman can help with tasks spanning from furniture assembly to painting and carpentry to electrical projects. Contact us for a quote on your next home improvement project.