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5 Ways to Convert a Bonus Room Into a Useable Space

Story Highlights
  • 1 - Create the ultimate home office
  • 2 - Design an arts and crafts room
  • 3 - Set up an in-home photography studio
  • 4 - Snuggle up in a home library
  • 5 - Create a modern music room

Do you have an extra room in your house, but aren’t exactly sure what to do with it?

It might seem like a silly question because most homeowners tend to use all the space available to them. But, you might find yourself standing in the empty spare room and wondering what exactly its purpose should be.

If this sounds familiar, it may very well be the perfect excuse to turn it into something you have always wanted in a home, but never had space for.

Here are five ways you can convert your bonus room into a useable space:

1 – Create the ultimate home office

With the COVID-19 pandemic still in full force, many people are opting to move their workspace to their homes. It can be very difficult to separate your working environment from your home life if you have to balance your laptop on your knees whilst making sure that the kids are doing their homework.

A home office will give you the space to work when you need to and to switch off when the day is done. This separate space is the ultimate solution for the work-from-home homeowner.

2 – Design an arts and crafts room

Perhaps there is a creative genius living inside of you and you had to keep them locked up because you never had enough space to set them free. An extra room can work great as a studio or a craft room.

You can create a tranquil sanctuary where you can escape when life gets too much and where you can become inspired to create beautiful works of art. You can keep the easel open in a corner where natural lights pour in, mount several shelves against the wall to keep your equipment, and you can even install a sink where you can wash up afterward. 

3 – Set up an in-home photography studio

It is extremely difficult to be a photographer and to work from home.

When you are booked for a photo shoot, you have to make sure that your family is out of the way, the pets don’t run in between your shots, and you have to find space for your clients to pose.

An extra room can easily be converted into a photography studio where you will have the privacy to work whenever you want. You can leave the equipment out in the open without the hassle of folding it up and putting it away every time. 

4 – Snuggle up in a home library

This is the perfect idea for bookworms who have too many books and not enough space. A cosy home library is just what your house needs.

There are many ways that you can install a reading sanctuary. You can add built-in shelves and cupboards to create depth, add a relaxing armchair, and choose a neutral colour scheme to create a super peaceful atmosphere.

Make sure that the room has enough natural light, curl up, and enjoy your favourite book. 

5 – Create a modern music room

Maybe you have an old piano and you have no idea what to do with it. Perhaps you have a few guitars that you never seem to play because they are always in storage.

An extra room can make a perfect music room. All your instruments can be on display, ready for you to play when you have a chance. You can soundproof the room to ensure that the sound doesn’t travel through the rest of the house and you can play the day away. You can also add your music collection and a music player if you just want to relax and listen to good music.

An extra room is a blessing in disguise and there are many ways for you to utilise it. 


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