Home sizes in America have been increasing for many years, and it's not uncommon to have an extra room in a new home that would do well as a home office or a small guest bedroom. However, you have many other creative options for remodeling an extra room or space in your house.
Here are some creative ideas for your extra room whether you're a recent empty-nester and need some ideas for a child's old bedroom or you've just moved into a spacious home with extra rooms.
Create a Family Library
For many people, books have been replaced by e-readers, smart phones, and laptop computers. However, creating a family library can feature much more than books arranged neatly on their shelves. If you have an extra room and want a space for quiet time, relaxation, or a room where the kids can complete their homework without the interruption of television and media, a library is an excellent option.
You don't need a giant room in which to house a library in your home, either. Remodeling an extra room into a library is possible for rooms of all sizes. Houzz reveals:
"Installing a library ladder can take up a little bit of floor space, but the extra shelves they access more than make up for it."
Not only can a library offer an amazing space for remodeling with built-in bookshelves, comfortable furniture for reading, and classy decor, but it can also serve as a place to store family memories like picture albums and relax in the evenings after work. A library can become a beautiful part of your home, as well as a useful space for your family.
Entertain Friends with a Mini Bar or Prep Space
Many Americans entertain in their homes, but visits from friends often turn into lazy evenings spent in the living room or in a cramped kitchen. If you regularly entertain adult friends, you may wish to install a mini bar in your home or a space where you can prepare food with the help of your friends without crowding everyone into a galley-style kitchen.
"Like to entertain friends and family over the choicest drinks? A private bar is a good idea to convert the spare room into a lounging space where drinks and merriment go hand-in-hand. Add in a small sink, a refrigerator and an ice maker, and you are all set. The bar space can be closed off with doors that make it disappear when not in use."
Not only can you design an extension of your kitchen space if you have an extra room near the kitchen, but you can also create a mini bar near one of the rooms where you regularly entertain friends. A mini bar is also a great addition to your home if you have a small space that's not quite as large as a full bedroom or regular-sized room.
Let Gettum Associates Help With Remodeling an Extra Room
We're here to help you create the new room of your dreams whether you want to install a standard home office in your house or you want to get into your creative zone with a home art studio, a family library, a home gym, or any other creative, fun, and useful space. Our team of experienced and friendly home remodeling experts can help you create the home of your dreams whether your home is a 100 years old or was built just a few decades ago.
Call us at 1-317-542-3853 for more information on our services, as well as to discuss your project and how we can help. Plus, if you're ready to get started on a renovation project, you'll want to download our guide: Seven Questions to Ask When Choosing a Remodeler in the Indianapolis Area.