If you’re lucky enough to have a bonus room in your home, don’t waste it by filling it up with clutter; instead, install a studio, a movie theater, a home office, or a guest bedroom that allows you to earn some extra money and put your spare room to good use. Here are five ideas!
A Guest Room
If you have a spare upstairs room in your home, it’s a good idea to turn it into a guest bedroom. Guest bedrooms are excellent for accommodating friends and family members when they’re traveling or need a place to stay after a party. But they’re useful if you don’t have regular stays.
Why not turn your guest bedroom into a small business by signing up for Airbnb? All you need to do is create a suitable room for travelers to stay in, and you can earn a nice extra income from a room that would otherwise fill with clutter. It’s also a chance to meet new people.
An Art Studio
Do you have a passion or interest? If so, a spare room in your home is the perfect opportunity to create some dedicated space for your hobby. Whether you love painting, writing, sculpting, or something else, you can transform your home into the perfect space for developing your craft.
When it comes to an art studio, you have plenty of options. Of course, you want natural light if you are painting, but for other crafts, you can use the basement or loft. That said, there are ways to introduce natural lighting effects for rooms that don’t have access to any windows.
A Home Office
Perhaps one of the first things you think of these days is a home office for your bonus room. With so many people working from home nowadays, a home office is an excellent installation; it provides you with dedicated space in the home to carry out your work away from the family.
A home office can be installed in any room; even a cupboard can be fitted with a desk, a chair, some shelving, and a daylight lamp to give you enough natural light in a dark space. Remember to make your home office comfortable to support long hours through the day without any aches.
A Home Theater
When you are finished working for the day, you might want to relax with a nice drink and your favorite movie or series. What better way than to head to your home theater with your friends or family to watch your favorite shows on the big screen. Make sure you have enough popcorn in!
Home Theaters Have become popular bonus room ideas in recent years; they consist of a large movie screen – this can also be a projector screen if you are building it on a budget – a set of movie seats complete with cupholders, and some excellent surround sound audio speakers.
A Music Studio
If music is your thing, then don’t miss the chance to turn your bonus room into a music studio. These days, you don’t need a lot of production equipment; you can create a studio with a computer, some software, and perhaps an external synthesizer – you will also need speakers.