Do you have a spare room, or an area in your home that isn’t being used for more than – well, let’s be honest – a dumping ground? I’m sure there are a fair few of us who could put our hands up to this so why not take the bull by the horns and do something about it? Not only will it provide you with a useful space, it’ll stop you muttering under your breath “I MUST do something about that room!” every time you walk past it! So we at Davis Brown Estate Agents have put together some ideas to get you started in making the area something you’ve always wanted.
If you are a home worker – or are planning on becoming one, an office in your home is a great idea. Rather than sitting at the kitchen table with your laptop, it’s a good idea to have a space specifically for working in. This way you have a quiet oasis for working and a separate space for living. Easy to kit out relatively cheaply too, with a desk and chair and neutral décor.
If you are one the many who has spent a fortune on their gym membership, only to ever use it once in a blue moon because you don’t have the time, or simply can’t be bothered, then turning your spare room into a home gym negates these excuses! You can often pick up free or cheap second hand gym equipment on websites such as Freecycle, Gumtree or Streetlife. Mount a TV on the wall, tune in to MTV and voila – there’s no excuse not to get fit!
Walk in Wardrobe
Ok so this is where all your winter coats and shoes are anyway – but on the floor in a mess! How about flexing your DIY muscles and getting some proper storage where you can neatly store away your clothes, shoes and handbags. Ikea has some great storage ideas and at very reasonable prices.
Rather than having guests staying on a blow up mattress on the sitting room floor, how about clearing out the junk you’ve accumulated over the years – car boot sale springs to mind – and give them a proper bedroom to stay in. Sofa bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers; it’s not going to break the bank and you may find yourself a little more popular with friends!
A largish wall, comfy chairs, a projector, some black out blinds and popcorn and you have yourself a home cinema for all the family!
Just for that touch of luxury!