5 Ways to Utilize Unused Space in Your Home Into Rooms That You Need

Unlock the potential of neglected home spaces by discovering ways to utilize unused space! You might not need to build extra rooms – discover how to repurpose unused areas into more enjoyable spaces.

Have you always dreamed of adding an addition to your home so that you can add a guest bedroom, a workspace for the kids, or even a home library where you can cozy up with a good book? Well, you may not need to build out to make this dream a reality. 

If you are like many homeowners, then it is likely that you already have unused spaces in your home that you could transform into rooms you actually need. By rethinking the rooms in your home and how you currently use them, you can repurpose underused spaces in your home and make them functional. Here is a look at five ways that you can turn unused space in your home into rooms you actually need.   

Ways to Utilize Unused Space in Your Charlotte Home

If you are looking for some inspiring ways to utilize under-used space in your home, here are five ways we’re seeing here in Charlotte.

1. Turn a Small Bedroom into a Bathroom

Does your home only have one or two bathrooms, and your family is always fighting for space when trying to get ready in the morning? Do you have an extra bedroom that is so small that it feels more like a closet? If so, this could be the perfect opportunity to repurpose unused space by turning this small bedroom into an extra bathroom. 

This is a particularly good option if your home doesn’t have a master suite and the small bedroom shares a wall with another bedroom. Connect the two bedrooms, and you can create the spacious master bathroom and walk-in closet you have always wanted while making use of previously unusable space in your home.  

2. Make Your Dining Room an Office, Game Room or Adult Beverage Room

One of the most common conversions homeowners invest in is repurposing their dining room. While many older homes have a formal dining room, these spaces aren’t as practical as they once were because most people only use them during the holidays or other special occasions. Instead of having a large room in your home that only gets used a couple of times a year, turn it into something you can actually use. 

The Office

With more people’s jobs going remote, you may find it helpful to transform your formal dining room into a home office. This way, you will have somewhere quiet where you can go during the workday that is dedicated to work and separate from your relaxation spaces. Having a designated workspace when you work from home is essential, as it helps your brain separate work and relaxation.

The Game Room

If you have young kids in the house, you could turn your formal dining room into a playroom/video game room. This way, your kids will have somewhere to hang out with friends or play video games in the evening without taking up your whole living room.   

The Adult Beverage Room

One of the latest trends we’ve seen is transforming your dining room into a wine/bourbon/coffee room. Picture yourself enjoying your beverage of choice in a cozy beverage “lounge” room – with four comfy chairs and a round coffee table in the middle. Complete the look with a custom-built wine rack, liquor cabinet and/or bar area. 

3. Turn a Great Room into an Extra Bedroom

Many homes built in the 90s and early 2000s had a large living space known as a great room. Great rooms often had massive 18-20 foot ceilings, meaning they took space away from the second floor. While some people enjoy the open feeling a great room has, others see the high ceilings in this room as wasted space that can now be better utilized.

A popular option for homeowners here in Charlotte is to transform it into a bedroom. By extending the second floor and adding a bedroom above the great room (where there was once open space), the home’s footprint can be used more efficiently. This can be a great way to add an extra bedroom or teen hangout space for your family without giving up any living space. You will still have the family room below, just without the high, vaulted ceilings.    

4. Make Your Formal Living Room a Library

Are you a book lover with a collection of books that you would love to display in your home? Consider turning unused space in your home into a personal library. If you live in an older home, a great place to put a home library would be your formal living room. Formal living rooms were once a staple of home design, yet many people do not know what to do with this space and rarely use it unless entertaining. Instead of having such a large space that never gets used, consider converting your formal living room into a cozy library where you can curl up with a good book. 

5. Your Breakfast Nook Can Become a Homework Station

In theory, a breakfast nook is a great place for the family to sit down and start the day together over a nice meal. However, if you also have an eat-in kitchen table or an island with bar stools, you may find that you rarely use your breakfast nook. A great way to make use of this space is to convert it into a homework station. This way, your kids will have a designated space where they can work on school projects and organize/store their study materials (that isn’t the island or kitchen table). 

Simple projects can help repurpose unused spaces in your home into rooms that you actually need. If you have rooms in your home that you rarely use, feel free to contact us. We often help our clients with utilizing unused space as they pursue the journey of a Life Remodeled.   

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