Empty nesters rejoice! With those kids now off at college you now have a new spare bedroom that you may now wonder, what do I with this new found space? Having a spare bedroom is quite the luxury but if not repurposed, it can quickly become a useless junk closet. Check out 6 of best ideas we have come up with to help you figure out what to do with this room.

Guest Bedroom

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An obvious first choice is a guest room. If your child will be frequently coming home for long weekends and, holidays they’ll need a place to stay. Instead of banishing them to the sofa, think about creating a guest room that makes them and other guests feel right at home but not so much so that they refuse to leave.

Art Studio

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Artists and crafters alike will love all the extra space that a spare bedroom can give them to spread out and get down to business. A great way to give you all of the storage needed for your arts and crafts is to incorporate custom cabinets and desks.

Fitness Studio

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Now that your kids are all out of the house, it’s time to take care of yourself by creating the home gym that you have always dreamed of. The options are endless when it comes to equipment, so find something that suits your activity level and the type of workout you want and enjoy. Try to invest in something you’ll actually use otherwise the room will just go unused.

Home Office

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For a space that works for you every day, think about turning your new spare room into a home office. Say goodbye to the days of balancing your laptop on your knees, or working at the kitchen table in midst of all kinds of chaos. Instead, dedicate a peaceful space for getting your work done that is everything your actual office can’t be.

Walk In Closet

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Who wouldn’t adore a room solely dedicated to their clothes and accessories? Okay, maybe this isn’t the most practical room redesign for everyone, but for those of us who love clothing, a spare room turned walk-in closet is the ultimate dream come true. If you just can’t justify taking up an entire room for a closet, try combining it with a guest room or home office.

TV Room

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Many people are now moving their TVs to separate den areas in order to keep the living spaces conversation friendly. Why not use your spare bedroom as a separate, cozy television room? Add a few comfy couches, a television and a surround sound system and you won’t ever leave your new TV room for the movie theatre ever again.

For more inspiration check out our Spare Room board on Pinterest, or browse our categories to find the right company to help repurpose that spare room.

Posted by Connor Cherrie