The day has finally come, kids left the nest and you’re left with empty bedrooms. What to do with them? Options are endless, but here are some of our favorite ideas.
Rent it out
If you have an extra bedroom with its own bathroom, or perhaps even its own entrance, renting it out to students or tourists might be a great way to earn some extra money. Just make sure to do your research and find a good tenant you wouldn’t mind having around. Airbnb is the way to go if you’re looking forward to meeting lots of new people, but we advise you not to store any expensive or valuable possessions that might break or get lost.
Turn it into a walk-in closet
Have you always dreamed about your own luxurious walk-in closet or beauty room? You’re in luck, now is the right time to do so. If you decide to sell your house in the future, the potential buyers will definitely appreciate the extra storage space. You don’t have to spend a ridiculous amount of money on custom cabinetry, check out Ikea’s PAX wardrobe system to create your own walk-in closet.
Turning empty bedrooms into your special spaces might sound like a dream, but don’t forget to keep one room for when your kids come to visit. They might not be so happy sleeping on the couch during the Christmas holidays.
At Home Fitness
Staying mentally and physically active is key to a healthy life, and unless you have lots of hiking paths or affordable gyms near you, consider creating your own fitness studio.
Library / Art Studio
Are you passionate about creating art, painting, writing, or reading books? Consider creating a calm space to relax in without other distractions.
Let’s face it – the day after our children pack their things, all the clutter makes its way into their room. No matter how big your house is, we all suffer from not having enough storage space and it’s totally understandable you want to hide clutter out of your sight. Before you pack the room, remember to get rid of things you no longer need and organize everything else so it’s easy to find.
Even though working from home is becoming the new normal, lots of people still struggle to find a healthy work-life relationship while working from home. One way to avoid the feeling of working 24/7 is to have a designated workspace, or if your space allows – a home office.
Are you a huge sports fan and fantasize about watching the games on a huge screen? Create your very own theater with comfy seats, a huge screen, an amazing sound system, and maybe even a popcorn maker!
Let us know what your plans are in the comments down below.