What To Do With The Spare Room in Your Austin Home?

what to do with the spare room in your home

For several homes, having a spare room is a luxury yet homeowners use these rooms for either storing clutter or an empty guest room. Instead of leaving an unoccupied room in your home like that, repurpose and transform it into a functional area that you and your family can enjoy. Wondering what you can do with it?? Here are 7 tips on how you can transform that spare room into a usable area you'll love.

1. Home Office 

A home office is now essential for most homes nowadays as there are more companies shifting towards working remotely. It's highly recommended that you create a dedicated space just for work and that spare room in your house is the perfect area for your new home office. Furnish it with comfortable, ergonomic tables and chairs to help reduce muscle discomfort when working long hours and decorate it with motivational quotes so you'll feel inspired while you're in there. Check out our guide on how to create your own home office to give you ideas!

2. Study Room

Turning your spare room into a study room becomes so helpful for your kids and teens. This minimizes distractions and allows them to focus more on school work. You can also divide the room and turn the other half into a craft area where your kids can get on their creative side and enjoy doing DIY projects without you worrying about the clutter.

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3. Library

Ever dreamed of a silent sanctuary in your home where you can sit back, relax, and read your favorite book? You can now create your own private library within the spare room in your home. Line up the towering bookshelves and add a comfortable couch to sit on for hours as you finish your favorite novel.


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4. Gym

Invest in good quality gym equipment and turn your spare room into a home gym. Imagine how much you'll save from gym memberships once you start working out from home. With perfect lighting, proper gym equipment, and a small fridge stocked with beverages, your home gym could be your favorite room next to your bedroom!

5. Movie Room

If you have a guest room that is rarely being used, turn it into a movie room. Add a convertible sofa, space-saving furniture, and a home theater system, and a minibar for a full-on movie theater experience.

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6. Walk-in Closet

If the closet within your bedroom is cluttered with too many clothes, shoes, bags, and more, move it into a new space within your home. With just a few storage accessories and cabinets, you can achieve your dreamy luxurious walk-in closet!

7. Media Room

Express your artistic and creative self. When you work with sounds, audio can get sensitive to exterior noise. Although editing exists, setting up a studio in the spare room within your room will be a great idea. Do you record videos or host a podcast? Customize your recording studio with wall panels, ample lighting, and comfortable seats; perfect when you bring guests over!

We hope that these tips will help you decide on what to do with the spare room in your Austin home. For more blogs on home improvement, visit this link.

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