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Six Simple Items to Make the Most Of a Spare Room

As a homeowner, your home is your castle, and not only are they putting all your love into building that home with your loved ones, but also a lot of money. That’s why you should make the most of the space. If you have a spare room, you shouldn’t just use it as a place to deposit boxes and other junk. Instead, you should give the room a purpose or function by equipping it with certain items. 

Having a purposeful spare room is important because it gives you homeowner a place to relax outside of more traditional areas of a home, such as the living room or bedroom. Below is a look at six items with which you can equip your spare room to instill it with more purpose and make the most of it.

Home cinema

Why not invest in a state-of-the-art TV screen and transform your spare room into a home cinema or even just somewhere to follow an NFL game with your friends. You might even want to check the NFL odds, place a wager on a game and then all pile in to see the outcome.

If you go down this home cinema / home entertainment route, other items you might want to invest in include a sofa or set of chairs and maybe a side table for beers or wine glasses. A game just isn’t a game without something decent to eat or drink while you’re watching it.

Walk-in wardrobe

Why not free up some space in your master bedroom by turning your spare room into a walk-in wardrobe? When you find a decent unit, you can hang your trousers up on the rails and store your underwear in the drawers. The unit shouldn’t just be practical, but also nice to look at.

Of course, you don’t just have to stop at storing your clothes in the spare room. You can turn it into a dressing room and make it a place to get changed in privacy. Add a mirror and a dressing table.

Gym equipment

Gym memberships can be costly and, in these tough economic times, you might be looking to save some money. Now’s the time to make the most of your spare room by transforming it into a private workout space. Depending on how much room you have available, you could fit in a treadmill, exercise bike, rowing machine or other cardio exercise equipment, plus a weights rack and weight training bench. 

It’s easy to assume a workout space would have to be a permanent one, but it’s possible to make your space flexible. Some weight benches are very slim and foldable. You can also by cardio equipment that folds away. 

Tall bookshelves

You may wish to turn your spare room into a reading room, in which case you’ll definitely need some tall bookshelves to make it look the part. This is definitely a good option if you’re a bit of a bookworm and don’t want to part with all your books. 

Naturally, a large bookcase or lots of bookshelves don’t themselves make a reading room. To complete the room, you’ll need a comfortable armchair and a decent reading lamp. Then you can open your books and lose yourself in another world.

Guest room furniture

If you’re the type of person who likes receiving visitors, you’ll likely want to transform your spare room into a guest room for friends or family. This is one of the most common uses of a spare room. You can create a guest bedroom that combines comfort and style, by putting a luxurious, comfortable bed in there. Equip it with layers of soft bedding and some plump pillows. Go for a crushed velvet headboard. 

Alternatively, you may want to keep your spare room as a more flexible space. In this case, you can equip with a sofa bed you can fold away when it’s not in use. 


If you’re not sure what you’d like to turn the room into, you can be sure the children wouldn’t mind a playroom for all their toys. You can store away all their toys easily in the room with a storage trunk. 

You might even decide to double up the playroom as an educational room for the children. There, they can do homework or, if you’re home-schooling them, they can have lessons. One way to make the playroom an education room is to add a children’s desk. Some children’s desks have storage space that allows them to put exercise books and other items away in them, keeping the room tidy. 

A spare room is important to provide a means of escape from everyday life and pursue hobbies or passions, or generally free up space in other rooms. Don’t let your spare room go to waste. Make the most of the space and of your home.

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