Most good-sized houses and even apartments will have an extra spare room. Or maybe you’re in a situation where some family just moved out of the house, leaving an extra room to use. In some circumstances, you might’ve already planned out what the room will look like and what you’ll use the spare room for. In other cases, the room might be a blank canvas that you have no idea what to do with, and that’s where we come in.
With a free room, you have limitless options and ways to make the space work for what you need as you would with an outside space. In this piece, we’ll provide you with just a few ideas to use; who knows, it might spark other ideas for your brand-new room.
Max Out Productivity with a New Office
It’s not always easy getting to work and being productive when you’re working from home or need private time at home to do work. So, let’s turn your spare room into an office. With an office, you can keep things simple if you want to or if the budget isn’t entirely there yet. On the other side, if you want to invest a lot into your office, it can truly be a productive haven and a private entertainment center.
Keeping it simple, all that’s needed for an office is a desk and a comfortable chair; just make sure you account for your height and storage with drawers if you want. This is relatively cheap and can be put together for around $200. Taking it to the next level, you can go all in with computers, posters, and maybe a second tv screen for when you’re not working and looking to add more entertainment to the room.
Raise The Stakes with a Poker Room
Poker continues to increase in popularity across the world, with over 100 million people playing the card game at home and online. Creating a poker room out of our newly acquired spare room is all about creating a vibe. Dim lighting and properly positioned speakers take the room from a blank canvas to a completely different atmosphere that will have guests begging for one more round. A poker table would be a good grab, but it isn’t necessarily essential to the bigger picture here. However, this poker table buying guide provides a wide range of tables to fit your budget, right up to the top-of-the-range models. Further creating the atmosphere, consider adding a small mini-bar to the room, or if that’s too much on cost, get a mini-fridge to house drinks and snacks.
Create Your Dream Album in a New Studio
In 2022, it’s easier than ever to get your creative talent out to your audience through social media and the internet; perhaps turning your spare room into a music studio is the way to go. When one hears ‘studio’ some believe you have to have expensive microphones, million-dollar mixing boards, and an industry-level recording booth, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Microphones can be found for under $200, and from there, one can record out in the open or clear out some closet space to get better acoustics. If the budget is a bit tight, consider downloading free programs like Audacity that provide all the tools you’d want to start getting your music together.
Keep Your Tilt to a Minimum with a New Game Room!
This is the one we’ve been waiting to write about. We all need a room to ourselves where we can engage in one of the most entertaining mediums in the world, namely video gaming. Here’s the thing, yes, we can go all out and buy the latest current-gen video game consoles, but gaming is actually more affordable than it’s ever been. Both the Playstation 4 and the Xbox Series S are extremely affordable, it takes a bit more to build a PC, but it’s still a worthwhile investment. Grab a headset, and some surround sound speakers and turn your spare room into the gaming arena of your dreams.