Not everyone has the space for a dedicated guest room. Guest rooms tend to have many purposes when there’s no company. A multipurpose guest room allows you to be host-ready and get everyday use out of the space. We’re here to help give you ideas on how to make the most out of your multifunctional space.
What to do with a spare room is a highly contested topic amongst many people considering a remodeling project or interior design services. Some people feel having a comfortable space for guests is a must-have. Others feel a multifunctional room just becomes wasted space or storage space where clutter goes to hide. Either way, we’ve had quite a few discussions with clients lately who are looking for an interior design company in Bend to transform this part of their homes.
Here are a few remodeling tips to spark a spare room idea and help you make your guest bedroom into a multipurpose room.
1. Guest Bedroom + Chic Home Office
A multipurpose home office is becoming one of the most common ways to utilize a multifunctional space as remote work is likely to become the new normal in a lot of industries. That said, it might be time to transform your unused guest bedroom into a chic space to tackle those work tasks, too. You’ll want to design this space so that it won’t require a total transformation when guests arrive.
To do this, remove the bulky guest bed and replace it with either a murphy bed that tucks into a cabinet or a fold-out sofa. This still gives you the option of extra sleeping space when you need it but leaves the area open for other uses the rest of the time
Building a desk into an unused closet space is a good place to keep your essentials tucked away and out of sight when company arrives, too.
2. Guest Bedroom + Man (or Woman) Cave
Who says your guest space must be off-limits when there isn’t company around? You can easily turn the room into a combination of personal space for him or a quiet place for her while keeping a comfortable place for guests to enjoy overnight.
If you don’t have people staying in your home often, consider switching to either a convertible bed that folds out or skipping one altogether in lieu of an upgraded air mattress. Multipurpose furniture like a sofa bed is one of our favorite guest room hacks. You can even add a couple of plush chairs plus items that make you feel relaxed, like television to binge-watch your favorite shows or a couple of bookshelves with must-read titles.
However, if you have company on a regular basis, go ahead and keep the bed. Add extra throw pillows to make it a comfortable place to prop up and use that as your place to relax in peace as necessary.
3. Guest Bedroom + Moneymaker
If your guest room has a private bathroom and entrance, you could turn it into a side moneymaker. Adding an Airbnb suite to your home is a good way to earn some extra cash for a space that would otherwise go wasted.
For safety purposes, make sure to add a one-way lock between the guest bedroom door and the rest of your home. Then add a comfortable bed and a few extra amenities like a television, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and other essentials.
In fact, this process is quite common. We’ve talked to several people interested in interior design services in Central Oregon for the purpose of creating a stellar rental unit inside what was formerly an unused guest bedroom.
4. Or… Scrap the Guest Bedroom Idea Entirely!
If you think about it and realize that you haven’t had guests in a long time, you might be tempted to scrap the idea of having a guest bedroom at all.
Many families turn this unused space into a playroom for the kids, a media room for the teens or just another area where everyone can hang out and relax without stress.
After all, that hotel down the road is still convenient, too.
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We can’t wait to talk to you more about transforming your guest bedroom into a multi-functional space at your interior design consultation. Please contact our team at Complements Home Interiors to schedule your appointment today.