A place for a friend or family member to sleep over is a nice amenity to add to your home, but turning an entire room into a guest room can be a wasteful use of space. If a room’s only purpose is a guest room, this space can go unused or become just another space to put a hodgepodge of boxes, out-of-season clothes, and other clutter.
Luckily, there is a solution! You can create a guest room that pulls double duty when you are not playing host. All it takes is a little creativity and a few good ideas.
The Guest Room as an Office
Most houses don’t come with an office. But if you are someone who occasionally works from home, you know how nice it is to have a place where you can get away from the family and concentrate on work. Combining a guest room and an office makes perfect sense.
Since you will use the room more often as an office, you should build the room around a desk or work area. Consider a customized built-in desk and cabinet system from Closet & Storage Concepts in West Berlin, NJ. This is the ultimate solution for adding adequate storage, and for getting what you want. Since the room will double as a place for guests to sleep, enclosed cabinets to hide clutter or even lockable drawers could be incorporated.
A wall bed works well when combining a guest room and home office. In an upright position, the bed complete disappears, but when it is time to sleep, it only takes a moment to fold down.
The Guest Room as a Hobby Room
Whether you love to practice music, play board games, or craft, a hobby room is a great addition to your home. Pairing a hobby room with a guest room is easy.
The exact layout of the room will depend on your favorite hobby, but the one thing most hobbies need is storage space. A built-in wall unit with drawers and shelves can keep everything you need within your reach. Combined with a panel wall bed, it can easily convert to a guest room. Some options can even be installed over a sofa.
The Guest Room as Library
Any book lover would love to have a real library in their home. Whether you prefer a sleek, modern look, or are more attracted to the dark woods of a traditional library setting, you can design the library of your dreams.
Make the most of your space by adding custom shelving units. Choose a few comfortable chairs, and maybe a writing desk for extra oompf and finish it off with an electric or gas fireplace.
Installing a wall bed to match your custom shelves will add a touch of elegance and refinement.
When you combine the function of a guest room with another room, you are adding value and versatility to your home. Get started by speaking with a trusted custom closet and built-in storage provider like Closet & Storage Concepts. We proudly serve the Philadelphia-metro and South Jersey areas!