The spare room is the one area in most homes that can become a mess if left as it is - space that looks like a mix of office, gym and craft room. However, deciding how you want to use your spare room can help you design it accordingly, giving you a space that is called “spare” in name only.
People who work from home want to use the spare room as a home office. Others prefer to use it as a home gym or guest suite for out-of-town family who comes for a visit. Creating a space that is a combination gym/guest suite or home office/gym can be tricky. Here are some options you can consider for your spare room:
The Home Office and Gym Option
This option is one of the easier combinations - hard to believe but true.
Start with placing a desk and chair for your office area. Once this is done, you will see the amount of space left for your gym. If there is plenty of space, place the treadmill or similar equipment far from your work space to avoid distraction.
If the room has a cupboard, use part of it for storing your mats, weights and other smaller gym equipment. In place of a cupboard, use a large trunk or box as a storage area.
The Home Office and Bedroom Option
A spare bedroom doesn't have to be a permanent bedroom. You can combine the spare bedroom with a home office.
You can do this with a sofa bed. The days of uncomfortable sofa days are long gone. Today, you can choose from a traditional sofa bed, a sofa with a fold-down back to convert it into a mattress, and sofas that are actually two beds attached together to form a sofa.
Once you've decided on the right sofa bed, start arranging your office space around the bed. Just make sure the office area is the highlight most of the time.
To achieve a stylish, functional multi-purpose room, choose adaptable furniture and set aside plenty of storage space. Carefully consider your needs for the room, do some research and let your creativity flow to create a room that fits your needs perfectly.
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