Spare bedrooms are the perfect way to provide a comfortable space for overnight guests or possibly planning to extend a family in the future. However, there are many ways that a spare bedroom can be transformed to better fit your needs and could provide anything from a space to practice your hobbies at home, a new way to relax or just some extra storage space. We’ve found 5 alternative uses for a spare bedroom to maximise its purpose in your home, and suggestions for the best materials to make that happen.
- Home Office
With working from home being considered as a permanent option for many companies, for some the need for a home office is more important now than it ever has been. It provides not only a welcome change from your usual workspace, but a place for children to do their schoolwork and convenient storage for any important household documents that have been floating around in drawers. Using a spare bedroom as an office gives a sense of comfort and familiarity to a workspace that can boost productivity and efficiency in any tasks carried there.
To make a start on your home office, you could build your furniture from scratch to provide a unique flare to your space. Along with any metal fixings you would need to completely install your desk, we recommend our Oak Veneered MDF in a thickness of 18mm or more. This board provides the stunning finish of Oak with the unrivalled strength of MDF.
- Home Gym
Whether you’re a fitness fanatic or just looking to bring some healthy habits in to your life, a home gym could eliminate the anxieties of a typical gym and without the inconvenience of travel to a gym either. The inclusion of a gym in the home can be beneficial and fun for the whole household and it doesn’t take a lot of work to make the room suitable for the various equipment needed.
To fully kit out a home gym, the amount of equipment needed can be extremely expensive. Although there is no way around forking out for the equipment you need to actually exercise, however, there are ways to create your own storage facilities for your equipment that won’t cost you nearly as much.
You can create your very own dumbbell rack; all you will need is some of our superior quality C24 Grade Treated Timber. Timber of this grade is particularly well known for its load bearing properties, meaning it can hold the weight of even the heaviest of weights.
- Games Room
Any gamers dream come true, transforming your spare bedroom in to a games room can create a space to relax and unwind, or to bring people together for an uninterrupted games night with friends or family. With the blank canvas of a spare room, you can create a room that has the best setup for the best audio-visual experience possible.
No games room would be completed without sufficient storage to keep your games and other accessories organised and ready to use. Any thick Plywood or MDF would be perfect for a set of shelves and even a sheet of pegboard with some appropriate pegs or hooks to keep cables and even headsets organised off the floor and organised.
- Walk in Wardrobe
Any shopaholic would love this next spare bedroom upgrade, giving your clothes a luxurious storage space all their own with your own walk-in wardrobe. This not only gives you an incredible amount of storage space, it means items such as clothes and shoes can be stored in a way that can prevent cosmetic and/or functionality damage.
There are many ways our products can be utilised to create your new walk-in wardrobe. Plenty of our panels such as MDF or Hardwood Plywood can be used to create wardrobes and drawers, and even our timber can be sawn and shaped to create rails to hang items on.
- Music Studio
Booking time in a recording studio large or small can be extremely expensive, so making the most out of a spare bedroom to make your own can only be beneficial in flourishing your budding music career. Depending on the size of the room, you will be able to fit in the same amount of equipment as in a professional studio, and bar possibly getting an electrician to fit some extra plug sockets the room will be ready to go when you need it.
We have plenty of products to help you in converting your new music studio. One of the first steps is to make sure the room is properly insulated to dissipate any noise disturbances to the rest of the house. We stock a variety of Acoustic Insulation from industry-leading suppliers including Rockwool, Isover and Knauf. Storage racks for various instruments can be fashioned out of our high-quality timber, and similar to a games room, pegboard fitted with appropriate hooks or pegs can be useful for keeping cables and other equipment organised and prevent trip hazards.
Now you have some inspiration and some of the materials to achieve it, maybe it’s time to think about what you can do with that spare bedroom and turn it in to a unique space that anyone can enjoy.