Making The Most of Your Spare Room: Real Estate Tips

Kim PhillipsHome Decor, Homeowner Hacks, Lifestyle, Real Estate, Tips

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If there’s anything the past few years have taught us, it’s that the space we live in needs to be welcoming, comfortable, and designed to fit our lifestyles. Since we’ve all been spending more time at home, we’ve had to find ways to make the most out of the space we have. And luckily, owning a home leaves endless room for possibilities.

Lately, we’ve seen homeowners find creative ways to utilize extra space in their homes. Whether it’s a full spare room, a flex room, or even a nook, there are so many great things you can do to maximize your space.

Stuck for ideas? Here is some inspiration!

Office Space

Many homeowners were forced to quickly turn a spare room into an office space, and from that necessity came a lot of great ideas. From shelf desks that fold up at the end of the workday, to inventive shelving installations, to stand up desks, to full office set ups. These served as the perfect temporary solution during the work-from-home transition.

However, it turns out that home offices might be here to stay for a lot of working professionals. Therefore, it might be time to turn those quick changes into permanent renos. If that’s your new reality, it’s smart to invest in some pieces that really work for your space. A home office doesn’t have to be huge; in fact, it can be a small section of your spare room so that you’re not always faced with work at home. But it’s nice to have the tools you need to do your job properly, so spend a little time and effort to ensure that your productivity at your home office is just as high as if you were traveling in for work.

By making your home office an inviting space, you’ll find that your entire workday will be improved. Take the time to make the space feel comfortable and reflect your taste! If you find you need more room than you have, our Cloverdale realtors would be happy to show you some larger properties.

Hobby Room

It’s such a luxury to have a whole room dedicated to your hobby of choice! Perhaps you love to paint, do yoga, read, sew, or even build model trains. Whatever your interests may be, having the proper space to spread out and really get into your hobby is great for the body, mind, and soul.

Home Gym

If you’re a fitness enthusiast or just enjoy working out, a home gym is the perfect use of extra space. Firstly, it gives you more privacy to focus on your workout. For some, going to a public gym can make them feel self-conscious or anxious. Therefore, using the spare room to get your daily dose of fitness is a great solution.

Secondly, your workout can be more efficient. Unless you’re fighting your toddler for the barbell, you can say goodbye to waiting in line for machines at the gym. Additionally, a home gym allows you to build up your inventory overtime, so you can invest in quality equipment that will help you reach your fitness goals. Who doesn’t want a home gym that’s curated to their specific fitness needs?

Theatre Room

While a home theatre may feel like a luxury, it’s a growing trend we’re seeing throughout Cloverdale, Surrey, and Langley real estate. However, if your home isn’t already equipped with a theatre room, you can put one together for a fairly reasonable price. To allow your family and friends to enjoy it as well, set your home theatre up with a comfy couch, reclining chairs, or even some fun bean bag chairs. And contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to buy a huge tv screen to achieve the home theatre effect. Instead, lots of home theatres use a projector system, which come in a range of price points.

Walk In Closet

The ultimate luxury! Using a spare room to store your clothes is an amazing use of the extra space, especially if you and a partner are vying for that limited closet space. Alternatively, if you live alone, converting your spare room into a dressing room means that your clothes, shoes, and accessories aren’t folded up and forgotten about. Instead, you can build your own personal boutique, fitted with beautiful decor, display lights, and an organization method that’ll make The Home Edit women proud.

To make it extra amazing, you can install a stand-up mirror (or two or three for added angles!) and bring in a nice vanity for an all-round get ready experience.

The great thing about having the extra space for your closet is that it frees up a ton of space in your bedroom. After all, a decluttered bedroom is a calm one. Say goodbye to stress and hello to a great night’s sleep.

Looking for Cloverdale, Surrey, or Langley Real Estate?

Not everyone has the luxury of a spare room, especially when it comes to real estate in the Fraser Valley. However, when you’re on the hunt for a new home, you deserve to have a real estate team that understands and prioritizes your vision. Are you looking for a tight-knit, family- friendly community? Our Cloverdale realtors have just the place in mind. Or perhaps you’re after small town feels with big city amenities, in which case, Langley real estate might be the best fit for you. Whether this is your first home or fifth, our team can help you find a home that offers endless amounts of opportunity – much like a spare room does. So, if you want a home with room to spare (see what we did there?), our Surrey, Langley, and Cloverdale realtors are here to serve you!