Empty Nesters: 5 Ingenious Ways to Use Your Spare Room
Your kid is off to college and besides a heartache, you’re also left with an empty room. In order to keep that space full of life, and not just collecting dust and cobwebs, think of all the wonderful things you can do with that spare room. Do you like to read? Design your own personal library. Do you like to exercise? Then, turn it into a home gym. Do you like entertaining friends and family? Design the perfect guest room. There are many creative things you can do to turn that empty space into one of your most favorite rooms in the house. Here are 5 fun design projects for empty nesters with a spare room.
Home Office or Library
Your spare room can now be a welcoming and relaxing retreat for your family or friends when they visit. You’re basically turning your kid’s room into a guest bedroom that is more of your style. Use the now empty closet as an extra storage space for clean towels and fresh linen. Leave some room in the closet so your guests have a place to store their clothes. You can never go wrong with a guest room because your kids will still have a place to sleep when they come to visit!
A Walk-In Closet
If you’re a fashionista and have been dreaming about a walk-in closet, the size of a bedroom, now is your chance! Designing your own glam room is a luxurious and fun way to turn your spare bedroom into a functional space. There are companies that specialize in custom cabinetry and closets, and can help you create the closet of your dreams.
A Multifunctional Room
You might have several ideas for your spare room and we’re here to assure you that you don’t have to pick just one. Your home office or personal library can also be a guest bedroom. Include an American Leather Sleeper in your design so you can easily fold up the bed into a comfy sofa when you don’t have guests over. Depending on the size of your spare room, you can include a King Size Sleeper Sofa without having to permanently sacrifice your square footage.