woman reading in spare room that was turned into a guest room

Sometimes when you buy or build a new home, you end up with an extra room that you have no idea what to do with. Most homeowners buy a home with the idea of growing into it. This means they may have plans for that extra room down the road but for now it is going unused. In the meantime, here are 6 ideas for the spare room in your home. 

Guest Room

One of the most important rules to being a homeowner with a pool, is to always have supervision whenever someone is using the pool. Whether your kids are swimming, another family member, or guest, it’s important to always have a clear view and quick access to the pool. This way if an emergency ever were to happen, you could see it and respond to it immediately. 

Movie Theater

If your family loves to spend time together watching movies or binge-watching Netflix series, a movie theater can be a great use of your spare room. You can add comfortable seating, a big screen or projector, and if you want to get really fancy, a mini fridge fully stocked with snacks! 

Game Room

Similar to a movie theater, turning your spare room into a game room can be an exciting space for family and friends to come together for some playful competition. Whether you set up a pool table, a table for card games, or a comfy space to break out the board games, a game room will bring fun and life to your home. 

Craft Room

Do you love to craft? Are you an avid sewer, quilter, candle maker? Whatever craft is your passion, having a dedicated space in your home can help you to be successful in your projects and simply enjoy them more. By turning your spare room into your new craft room, you can have a large space for all your supplies, completed projects and more. 

Home Office

If your job requires you to work from home part-time or full-time, setting up your spare bedroom as a home office can help make you more productive. Having a designated space filled with all the essentials you need to get your work done. This will help you be more productive when you have to work from home instead of going into the office. 

Home Gym

A home gym is another great idea for your spare room. If you want to make exercising more convenient, creating a home gym is a great way to do that. No more time spent traveling to and from the gym, your workout space will now be right down the hall.