Have the kids moved out? Just bought a bigger space? Well if you’re one of those people lucky enough to have a spare room in your home, you may be missing out on a grandiose opportunity to make the most of it. While it is important to keep an extra bed in your home for occasional guests, it’s a real shame to leaving such a nice space lying dormant all year round.
Even worse are those who use their spare room as a dumping ground for all their excess items! What if we told you there are number of ways in which you can transform your spare bedroom into something special? Well…the truth is that you can with just a little planning and some hard work. Here at U Store It there’s nothing we hate more than clutter, that’s why we have put together these handy tips to help you get started towards getting the most from your spare room.
Everyone needs a break away from the world sometimes, so why not create your own feel good space in the confines of your own home.
All you need is some cosy furniture, soft lighting, good ventilation and vibrant decor. Then put on some chilled music, open up a good book and prepare to escape from your worries. If you’re a yoga enthusiast you can also add in yoga mats and use this room for meditation purposes.
Regular exercise is a key component of everyday life that many choose to put off. However with your own private gym, there will be no more room for excuses. Here you can train yourself into tip top shape without needing to step outside your front door.
You can use everything from weights, an exercise bike, running machines, ab rollers and boxing equipment without the hassle of needing to wait until someone is finished to use them!
Useful for business professionals and homeowners alike, a home office is a great place to store documents, make decisions and complete important tasks minus stress of a regular working environment.
All you need is a laptop/PC, a desk, comfy chair and some storage cabinets and you’re all set to go. A home office is also an ideal solution for any burgeoning entrepreneurs looking to to make a start in business.
Many of us have a creative hobby of some shape or form, it could be painting, music, drawing or something whacky. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a dedicated place to partake in these hobbies in the comfort of your own home?
This is where a spare room comes in handy; a place where you can relax and engage in your favorite pastime in peace. Sometimes serenity brings out the best in people and who knows, you may end up painting or drawing a masterpiece of your own!
Nothing beats putting the feet up after a long day at the office and flicking on a good movie. Just imagine watching that movie in your own private movie theatre!
The price of big screens and projectors have never been more affordable, so this presents the perfect opportunity to turn an unused room into our own personal cinematic experience. Why not add in a mini fridge stocked with cold drinks and a popcorn machine also to really impress your friends and guests!
Rent a Room
Just imagine, that room you’ve been storing the Xmas decorations in for all those years could prove to be a potential goldmine! Why not slash the bills by considering letting out your spare room to a lodger for a monthly fee. While this may mean sacrificing some of your privacy, it will bring in a welcome stream of extra cash to your home.
If you would rather a less permanent arrangement,you could offer a room to a student or tourist looking for short-term accommodation. Accommodation websites such as Airbnb provide a perfect option for this. Make sure to contact your local council before deciding to take up landlord status also. It’s always best to be safe than sorry.
With all of these ideas, one question remains…where will the poor guests go? Well there’s two options; fold up bed or couch! looking for somewhere to put all your spare room clutter? Why not get in touch with U Store It today and get a quick quote for a short term self storage unit!