Home is where the heart is. And how you make full use of your house helps define what home is for you. Most homeowners try to utilize each and every square foot of their property but there are a lot of instances where homes have dead spaces that are not optimized to their fullest capacity.
On top of that, a lot of these homes opt to go for additions and extensions instead of creatively making use of whatever space they have. Instead of adding on to your home, you should first consider how to improve it by utilizing dead areas in it.
Before making any drastic changes to your property’s footprint, check first if you’ve fully maximized each square inch of your property. Here are a few things that you can do to unused rooms and wasted spaces around your house.
We know that, technically, a home office isn’t much fun but with all the hoopla COVID-19 has caused last year, a lot of homeowners started converting some of their spare rooms into home offices and unused areas as workspaces. This is a great investment for anyone who’s looking to do home improvements on their property.
A home office gives you the space you need to get some work done at home and be productive. Once you’re in there, every member of the family will already know that you are working and are not to be disturbed. This sure beats having to lay out all of your equipment and documents on the dining table or kitchen counter.
Man Cave/She Shed
For quality me-time, man caves and she sheds are at the top of a homeowner’s must-have list when converting unused spaces. Any unused space can be easily converted into a man cave or she shed — a cold basement, an empty attic, a small garden shed, or even an unused sunroom. The great thing about man caves and she sheds is you can dress them up however you want to because it is your personal space and sanctuary. This is a room where you can go crazy with your decor and set-up. It’s all about your personal enjoyment.
If you have unused spaces around your house and you have small kids at home, a playroom will be beneficial for both parents and kids. The kids can spend all their free time in the playroom and play with their toys and games without making a mess all over the house. This helps parents maintain a clean and orderly home.
For the health buffs and fitness freaks who can’t go to the gym for fear of contracting the virus, a home gym is perhaps the best solution for you to stay fit and keep yourself protected. You can utilize an unused corner at home and set down some of your equipment there or you can convert an empty room, basement, attic, or even a part of your garage into a bigger home gym.
Who doesn’t like family movie nights? Especially if you have a home theater set-up with all the trimmings, La-Z Boys, drinks dispensers, surround sound, the whole nine yards. If your basement or attic is just sitting around gathering dust or you have a family room that’s seldom used, a home theater would be a great thing to turn it into. This gives families the chance to bond together and spend more time with each other. Time to get the popcorn popping!
A game room is one of the coolest additions anyone can make to a house. It’s a great place for the family to hang out and have fun in. It’s also ideal for entertaining guests. Set up a video game corner for the kids and the hardcore gamers, add a table for some board and card games, perhaps even a pool table for the big boys. Top it all off with a few comfortable couches, some big pillows, some bean bags, and a mini-bar and you won’t want to leave that room ever again.
If you don’t have any other ideas for that spare room, why don’t you convert it into a guest room for when you have friends and family over? An unused room can be easily turned into an extra bedroom with a fresh coat of paint, some essential furniture, the right linen, and some decor to make it cozy and you’re all set for your weekend and holiday guests.
Once you’ve fully utilized each square inch of your property and truly turned it into the house of your dreams (or as close to it as you can), then that is a place that you will definitely love and love to be in for the rest of your life.