Are you having trouble dealing with extra space? Turning a spare room into a useful part of the house is challenging and daunting for some people. The task will push you back to decorating, painting, carpeting, and selecting furniture – just like the first time you moved into your house.
However, converting a spare room into something you can use is also exciting. You get to fuel your imagination, unleash your creativity, and put it to good use – the possibilities are endless! While some opt to turn theirs into a guest room or an office, you can use these five great ideas for your spare room:
Health is wealth. Get physically rich by investing in your health. Why join a gym when you can create one inside your house?
Fill the room with weights, treadmills, and other exercise equipment that suits your needs. Maintain an open area, put up a stereo system and a TV for possible aerobics and dance exercises. Belly dancing, Zumba, and taebo are great calorie-burning activities that are fun at the same time. Put up pictures of your favorite athletes and beaches for inspiration.
You can keep fitness magazines, exercise DVDs, and yoga mats in this room as well.
Create the ultimate gaming experience with your spare room! For the video game lover, you can set up video consoles and play the day away without bothering the living room. For those who love sports, you can put up a foosball or pool table. Mind games can be played here during family time, too. Add shelves and put board games like chess scrabble, snakes and ladder, a stack of playing cards.
The game room can also be a toy room for kids and grandchildren. Set up the perfect atmosphere for your little ones by painting the walls with bright colors and putting different toys.
Unleash the musical genius within you; don’t let space be the limit. Convert your spare room into a music room and reap numerous benefits. If you play the guitar, the keyboard, violin, or any other musical instrument, a music room will be very convenient for you. If you don’t play any instrument but still appreciate music, you would love this idea as well. With a high-impact stereo and surround sound system, there’s no way you’ll get bored.
Soundproof if needed. You don’t want to bother other family members or neighbors with your music.
There are many treasured things or memories you want to keep safe. Why not put them all in one room? Hang family portraits, trophies, plaques, and other awards you and your family members have achieved. Display captured memories of your child’s first smile, first step, first birthday, first baseball game, and other firsts. Highlight the room with antique furniture your grandmother gave you to remind your children of your family roots.
It is up to you if you want this room to be exclusive for family members only, or can be shown to friends and other guests.