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5 Creative Uses for Your Spare Room

Wed, Sep 05, 2018 at 9:40AM

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There’s nothing worse than needing more space and not having it. On the other hand, no one wants to clean and maintain a room that doesn’t see any use. Thankfully, there are ways to get the best of both worlds.

Today’s custom homes are an ideal place to live, work, entertain, and simply relax with friends and loved ones. Finding creative uses for your extra space can be fun and exciting. Use this advice to craft multi-purpose areas of your custom home that will always be in high demand.

1) Activity Room

Even when kids have their own rooms, they appreciate the opportunity to gain a new experience, even if it’s just in the next room. Additional space designated as a play area also makes the perfect “play date” location. You could also host arts and crafts projects here, keeping other areas of the home clean and uncluttered.

Some people use a spare room for recreational activities such as foosball, table pool, air hockey, and more. You might also choose to screen a family film in this space or create a sort of parent’s retreat. Other activity ideas include a hobby room, area to display a collection, personal library, and more.

Pets are also members of the family. Why not give them a safe and clean indoor space all their own? Here, pets can roam and relax regardless of the outside weather. You might also use this space as a home gym, yoga/meditation area, or simply a spot to relax and unwind after a long day.

2) Home Bar or Café

Artisan beer and spirits have massively grown in popularity in recent years. You can embrace that trend by inviting friends and loved ones over to enjoy some adult beverages and pleasant company. Alternatively, this space could easily be converted into a private café.

On rainy days (or anytime) you can feel as though you’re dining in a fancy restaurant right in the comfort of your own custom home. This can also become the ideal spot for entertaining.

Enhance the ambiance by incorporating an indoor home garden. Create a pleasing experience for all your senses by growing vibrant plants and flowers, aromatic herbs, tasty fruits and vegetables, and more.

3) Man Cave or She-Shed

Everyone needs a private hideaway. However, during the hot and humid months in Central Florida, relaxing in garages and backyard structures is simply uncomfortable and unrealistic. When you create a personalized indoor retreat, you’ll be able to decompress and rest in optimal comfort.

In addition, this makes the perfect spot to store all your items that would otherwise be out of place elsewhere throughout your home. You can still enjoy all of your personal effects without disrupting other household activities.

4) Guest Accommodations  

Even with a variety of hotels and rental units available, it’s always nice to host guests in your custom homes. This allows everyone to connect and enjoy pleasant conversation, without having to watch the clock or think about fighting traffic to reach offsite lodging.

In addition, your spare room is a private area where guests can change or simply get away from it all. People appreciate an un-cramped space where they can change from a bathing suit, dress for a dinner out, or simply take five minutes to themselves before re-joining evening festivities.

5) Home Office

More people today are working from home all or part of the time. Doing so reduces or eliminates your commute, allowing you more time with loved ones. That convenience becomes all the more important when you live in a vibrant and thriving neighborhood.

For nearly 30 years, we’ve helped countless people build their ideal custom home in outstanding communities throughout Central Florida. These innovative structures can be personalized to match your unique desires and requirements. Discover the big benefits of living in a custom home. Contact us today to get started.

 

 


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