7 Fresh Ways to Use Your Spare Room

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November 21, 2022
By Fresh Coat


Now that we are all spending more time at home, you may notice you have extra space that’s begging to be transformed into something that’s beautiful and functional. Spare rooms often can become the dumping ground for items that don’t have a designated space in the home. Usually, the smallest room in the house becomes a storage place rather than a practical space. The good news is that with a little bit of planning and clever design you can make the most out of your spare room by creating a space that works for you. 

Create The Perfect Guest Bedroom

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The most obvious thing to do with your spare room is to turn it into a functioning yet beautiful guest bedroom. A dedicated space reserved just for your guests is perfect if you often have friends and family staying in your home.

Having a dedicated bedroom to offer your guests a place to stay when visiting from out of town allows you to go the extra mile to make your guests feel welcomed and comfortable. Avoid the hassle of pulling out sofa beds last minute and have a room that is always ready to go! 

The perfect guest room combines comfort and luxury to create a space that allows your guest to relax and rewind. A Fresh Coat of paint on the walls is the easiest way to transform your guest room. Paint colors have been proven to impact our moods, choosing a light neutral color can make the room appear larger while also making your guests feel comfortable and at ease. 

Invest in a Lounge Space

Sometimes one living room just isn’t enough space for everyone. Transform your spare room into a lounge that can help you relax and unwind after a long day. A lounge can also be easily used as a game room that’s perfect for entertaining both family and friends. 

If you aren’t a big fan of games, you could also turn your lounge space into a comfy place to cuddle up with a good book and or your favorite beverage. Whatever direction you decide to take, opt for comfortable seating that also allows you to entertain in style. 

Take Charge with a Home Office

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More than ever, people are working from home. Nearly half of the workforce is now working from home on a regular basis, meaning home offices have skyrocketed in popularity over the last couple of years. Having a dedicated space with a door could make the difference between doing your best work and falling victim to distractions throughout the day. Your office should work as hard as you do and create a space that is both functional and tasteful. 

Treat Yourself to a Dressing Room

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Have you always dreamed of having your own walk-in closet and dressing room? Give yourself the luxury of a dedicated dressing room that also provides a practical space to store clothing, makeup, and beauty products that would otherwise clutter your bathroom. Turning your spare room into a beautiful dressing room is easy, all you need is a dressing room table, stylish storage, and a fresh coat of paint. 

Catch All The Action in Your Home Theater 

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Setting up a home theater is a fantastic way to make use of your spare bedroom if you are a lover of movies. Streaming services now make it easier than ever to enjoy new movies from the comfort of your own home. Converting your spare room into a home theater lets you catch all the action you would in the theaters but with comfortable seating, surround sound speakers, and your favorite snacks. If you want the full cinema experience, take it a step further by investing in a free-standing popcorn machine and a projector to give you the best possible display with minimal glare. 

Lastly, invest in lighting with a dimmer switch to lower the lights when the movie starts if you want to keep things simple. Be sure to install lights that shine down to avoid any glare. You can even invest in smart lights that can be controlled by your phone so you never have to get out of your seat. 

Break a Sweat with a Home Gym

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Gym memberships and traveling back and forth between the gym and home can be a hassle, especially after a long day of work. Building a home gym might just be the push you need to achieve your health and fitness goals. Create a room that’s dedicated to stimulating ambitions, and burning off energy with exercise. Building your ideal workout room is easier than you think, all you need is some equipment, a fresh coat of paint, and smart storage solutions.

You don’t need to necessarily have bulky equipment to get an effective workout. Instead, think about space-saving options that will target all your muscles. A yoga mat provides a safe and cushioned space to complete floor exercises, add a couple of weights and foam blocks and you have all the basics you need for strength-building and toning workouts. If you feel like getting even more ambitious, a cardio machine and resistance bands will help you go the extra mile in making your home gym work for you. 

The Catch-all: Multi-Purpose Room

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If you’re not ready to commit to just one idea, the best thing to do is create a multi-purpose room that combines all the things you’re looking for into one beautiful space. Combine a few spare room ideas or simply create a space that prioritizes what your home needs. 

When deciding on what to do with a spare bedroom, evaluate the options and choose whatever is going to provide you with the most functionality and works best for your lifestyle. As long as your spare bedroom provides you with happiness, the extra space will not be wasted.

 Turn your spare room into an escape oasis where you can unwind and relax or a space where you can focus and complete some of your best work. With the help of Fresh Coat Painters, the possibilities are endless. Contact us today to request a quote on your next painting project.