The day has finally arrived. The kids have all moved off to college and are starting their new careers, and you suddenly find yourself with an empty house…and an empty bedroom or two. As your head buzzes with fresh new ideas for ways to transform an old familiar space, keep in mind that the more intentional you are with this space, the less likely it is to become a catchall space, or junk room. The truth is, the possibilities here are limitless!
In the event that you don’t already have a designated guest bedroom, this should be a natural first option to consider. Since the space most likely has already functioned as bedroom, remodeling this room could be as simple as a change in paint color, new duvet for the bed and de-cluttering of old items. Think of this as creating a blank slate for house guests. Clear random items out of the closet so guests will have plenty of room for luggage, coats and hanging items.
Are you and your significant other into fitness? If so, a small in-home fitness room could be another ideal option. Once all furniture has been cleared from the space, consider installing rubber, foam, turf or hardwood flooring. One of the most popular at the moment is rubber, due to its versatility and durability. Install mirrors along one wall and then select fitness equipment appropriate for your activity level. Dumbbells, kettlebells, a pull-up bar, weight bench and exercise bike are all solid choices.
Are you more of a crafty person? A well-organized craft room can be a dream come true when it comes time for wrapping large amounts of holiday presents, sewing projects and painting. Custom cabinetry enables all craft projects to be organized and uncluttered. Great options for flooring include vinyl, laminate, wood and tile, for durability and easy cleaning.
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