You have to transform that extra space. There’s no other way about it. Aside from letting all that room go to waste, it can also be a painful reminder of the past if that’s something you’re going through. An empty room is potential. It is a blank canvas that you can transform into practically anything want it to be.
There are many reasons for someone to finally have extra space for themselves. Either the place you moved in was already too big for you to live alone in, or something went off with your previous housemates. If your previous housemates happened to be your family, so long as you clear up any disputes with a trusted family attorney to clarify that the house is yours, you’re good to go with any renovations you had in mind. In case you’re not sure as to what to do with the extra rooms, here are some helpful ideas:
1. Hobby Rooms
Everyone has a hobby to keep them sane and grounded. It’s something that you truly enjoy during your free time. Whether it’s a childhood hobby or you’re looking to dedicate yourself to learning a new skill, having a hobby room can best facilitate your needs to take part in your favorite past-time.
A hobby room is usually lined with shelves or drawers to hold the objects that are required to perform that activity. They don’t have to be limited to one hobby — they can also be a multi-purpose room in case you have many crafts you’d like to get into. Just be careful that it doesn’t turn into a storage room.
Keep in mind that even though exercise can be a past-time, your home gym should be separate from the hobby room. You need an entirely different environment for your crafts and another ambiance for the gym. These have different requirements for your body and mind.
2. Home Office
According to Forbes, home offices are going to continue on the renovation bucket list even as the pandemic wanes. It’s not a surprise — a personal home office will allow you to detach yourself from the comfort that other rooms might bring. Having your own office will provide you with space where all the stress from work can be centralized.
Just make sure that your home office doesn’t double as anything else. It should be a room that is solely dedicated to you becoming focused and productive during work that you feel is best suited to an office. This is a must-have if you’re working from home.
3. Entertainment Rooms
A personal home entertainment system means you’ll be able to have friends over for movies without having to pay exorbitant fees at the cinema. You can invest in lounge chairs, pop some popcorn, and you’ll get to have a relaxing staycation in the comfort of your home. Even though you might be used to watching the movies in the living room, a versatile entertainment room can really set the mood if, say, you’re planning to watch the big game on TV or if you’re planning to have a movie showing.
A living room can be for a quick chat or a short stint where you can entertain your guests for a while. On the other hand, an entertainment room can be a way to provide real privacy and a cinematic experience right at home.
4. Home Businesses
Starting a business from home is can be another option, as logistic concerns of where you’ll hold your inventory or set up offices might come up. Even though it might get hectic at home, starting a venture right there will reduce capital costs. If it becomes profitable enough, you’ll be able to use some of it to pay yourself for the renovations.
With the rise of e-commerce and since you already probably know your neighbors, it won’t be difficult to get the project off the ground. You already know your market and you’ve got little to lose when you own the land you’re setting up the business on.
It may seem like a huge chore but you need to make the changes to your home as you see fit. ed spaces have an impact on the overall mental health of people in a way that leaves them feeling less cluttered and more focused. Everyone can adapt to their environment and having an opportunity to have variations in the functions of your rooms is enviable. Make sure that you use whatever advantage you can to help improve your overall well-being, and maybe even increase the value of your property along the way.