Do you have a spare room? Lucky you. But what can you do with it? Once the kitchen, bathrooms and common rooms are taken care of, we could all use that extra space to make it our own. The sky’s the limit – it can be your own gym, dancing room or playroom for the kids. Here are our top 5 suggestions:
A playroom can be any space in your home, specifically designed for child’s play. In parental dreams, it is filled with stuffed animals, plush rugs, a rustic toy box, and brightly coloured toys covering everything from floor to ceiling. Designate your playroom as a place to run, jump, roll, throw, wrestle, tumble, hide and seek, so your children won’t destroy your furniture playing. You can stock the playroom with a small trampoline, balls, and pillows, but make sure that you take the safety of your kids seriously. As long as the design is well thought out, you will have happy children jumping around and lots more time for yourself than before.
Have you ever dreamt of having your own home gym? You can save lots of time and enjoy privacy while sweating over that dream body of yours. Our perfect excuse for not exercising is that we don’t have time to go to the gym before work and we are too tired to go after. So be careful, because you will have no excuses once you build your own gym. We can all spend 15 minutes exercising every morning. You already know there are many great reasons to do it – from improving energy, mood, sleep, and health to reducing anxiety, stress, and depression. To get started on a great home gym, you should invest in some of the following items: dumbbells, medicine ball, barbell, weight plates, pull up bar, jump rope. If you have that extra cash and enough space, you can also get your own treadmill, cross trainer and multi-gym. Your body will thank you later.
Though we may be in the digital age, no technology can compare to the feeling of a book in your hands. The home library combines relaxation with personal growth and completes the atmosphere of a modern home. That image of a room with antique furniture and lots of books, a desk and sliding doors is not the only type of interior design fit for a home library. You can have an entire wall covered with shelves and books and a home library ladder to add that special touch and let you use all the available space for books.
Comfy furniture, soundproof walls and adjustable lighting are among the important features that give the room a true theatre feel. The main decision point here is whether to go with a big TV or a projector and screen. Indeed, both options have their pros and cons. TVs are easier to install and operate, but you cannot beat the price to screen real estate ratio of projectors when you want to go as big as possible. Whatever you decide, the key to a successful home theatre project is working with professionals who can execute your design and suggest the right materials. Do not skimp on these essentials, because they can make the difference between a simple room with a TV and the true cinematic experience you are looking for.
Is there anything better than spending your spare time playing games with your friends and family? Well, yes, there probably is, but this is besides the point. If you want to get that true arcade room ambiance and got the means, you can go the old fashioned way and purchase coin-operated arcade machines. If you don’t want to go full swing or arcade is not really your thing, a large TV and a PlayStation or Xbox will usually suffice. In case video games seem boring to you, a large pool or table tennis table will be the perfect excuse to invite your friends over for game night. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you’ll have lots of friends coming over, because, of course, you want to share all that joy.
Do you have a better idea how to utilize that extra space in your home? Let us know in the comments.
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