Having a spare room is a wonderful thing. Maybe your kids are moving out and you have extra free space or maybe you just have a guest room that is not being used too often. In either case, there are a lot of ways to make those rooms more valuable, here are a few ideas:
A lot of people say they would like to read more but just can't find the time to do that. Most of the time, the problems come from the distractions around us. We are surrounded by technology and our computers and smartphones constantly demand our attention. A good way to get away from that is having a spare room dedicated only to reading. Creating a spare reading room or even a whole library is really easy. All you need are a few bookshelves and a comfortable chair or couch. Position your shelves and fill them with books, put the couch in a central position with good lighting and voila – you have your own library!
If you are not into books and would like instead to focus on your body, there are a lot of ways to turn your spare room into a training space and stay in shape. First of all, you need to decide what kind of training you are looking for. The simplest solution is to turn the space into a home gym – all you need to do is buy the appropriate equipment. The basic things to start with are a treadmill and bench press with the appropriate weights. If you are not into weights, you could turn the room into a yoga space. Imagine having a private Zen zone where you can relax and at the same time strengthen your body. All you really need for this is a flat surface and some decoration to get you in the right mood.
With the growing number of remote workers, home offices have become more popular in recent years. However, most of the people working from home don't really have their own office space but instead work from the living room. This often times leads to distractions and lack of focus. Having a spare room that can be turned into a home office is ideal for people who want to get the job done quicker and have more free time. The most important items for home offices are functional office desks as that is where most of the work is being done. A comfortable chair and a stylish lamp should be the next items on the list. Where you go from there depends on what kind of style you like but generally a more minimalistic look with fewer distractions is better as it will keep you focused on your work.
Arts & crafts room
It's never too late to get into art. Having a creative hobby is a good way to boost your confidence and relieve stress. Painting is a good choice as it's easy to get into; all you really need is a canvas and paint. If you are really creative and good with your hands, you could consider knitting or sewing as it's a good stress reliever and at the same time, you will have a practical benefit for your home. A crafts room is also the right place to store gift wrap, cards and come up with interesting homemade birthday and Christmas gifts.
Extra space is always welcome and what you do with it comes down to your preferences. The most important thing is making sure that you use all the space available in your house and enjoy all the benefits that come with it.