It goes by many names, including flex room, bonus room, hobby area, guest room, and more. But whatever you call the spare room in your custom home, there are uses for this space you might not have previously considered. In fact, some of the ideas could actually improve your quality of life.
A major perk of having a custom home built is that you’re in control every step of the way. From floorplan, to landscaping, right down the smallest detail, you get a residence built to your exact requirements and specifications. Given that, it makes sense to think about all the innovative ways you can make great use of a spare room. Here are some of the most popular:
When friends and family stop by, the worst part of the visit is often having to say goodbye. Wouldn’t it be great if you could extend the fun and conversation a little longer? With a high-quality custom home, you can. Your spare room is the ideal spot to host guests. They’ll appreciate a private space where they can feel right at home even when on vacation.
Beyond visitors, this space is also ideal for those loved ones who might be in a transitional spot in their lives. Maybe an adult child needs your support while they think about next steps. Perhaps an aging relative requires assistance as you decide on the best long-term solution. When you work with home builders who care, you’ll benefit from decades of expertise and ideas to make your life easier and more enjoyable.
2) Recreation and Exercise
Sometimes, the Central Florida climate makes it impossible to get outside. The heat, rain, wind, and other elements can take a toll on health and energy. That’s when having an option for indoor activity is helpful. Your spare room makes a great spot where you can enjoy yoga and meditation, aerobics and weight training, and much more.
This space can also be used to play board and card games, help kids with their homework, or simply relax in the comfort and quiet of your own home. Some people choose to convert their spare room into a hobby area. Here, you can:
Custom homes make it possible to have everything you’ve always wanted in a residence, with none of the things you don’t need.
3) Work and Professional Development
These days, more people are working from home all or part of the time. To keep focused on the tasks at hand, it’s helpful to have a designated and quiet space. Your spare room makes a perfect home office. It can also be used as a study area for students.
A popular trend today is home libraries. Even in an age of electronic media, many people enjoy surrounding themselves with hard-copy books, magazines, and educational materials. It’s easy to build shelving and storage in your spare room to house your growing collection.
An ongoing challenge for many people is finding space to store items when not in use. You understandably don’t want to have everything on display, but you also don’t want to pay high fees at a storage locker or have to buy new things every year. Your spare room could be an ideal solution.
In addition, some homeowners use this space as a walk-in closet and/or dressing room. Place a comfortable chair in the corner and you’ve got an area where you can try on various outfits without having to worry about quick cleanup.
5) Other Uses
Sometimes, you just need to get away. For various reasons, physically leaving your current location might not be possible. Another idea for your spare room is a “quiet area.” Here, you can collect your thoughts, take a breath, and then move on with your day. There are also many other uses for this space. When you partner with skilled and qualified general contractors in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, you’ll benefit from valuable insight and expertise.
In fact, for more than 25 years, we’ve delighted countless Central Florida homeowners with the stylish custom homes we’re able to create. Contact us today to get started on your own perfect residence.