So your baby is headed off to college. This may make you an “empty nester” or just subtract one child from your load. As sad as it is to see them go there is also much to celebrate. For the first time in 18 years you may have a spare room! The possibilities for this newly available space are endless, but we’ve got 12 ideas to help move your focus from the child that’s gone to what’s ahead for you and your home!
For all of you book lovers of the world, a home library is the perfect space for you! A reading room will allow you to store all of you books in a pleasing way, and give you a quite space to focus and get lost in your favorite novels. The couch in this room could also double as a place for you child to sleep when the visit home!
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That’s right, your family members and guests can now sleep comfortably in their own space at your home. The days of blow up mattresses and all cousins in one bed are over! With a guest room you can change the whole atmosphere from teenager-y to guest friendly, while still keeping a room for your child to come home to.
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If you’re the creative type, then a craft room is the space for you. A room solely dedicated to the latest DIYs and gift wrapping galore!
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A home gym is the perfect way to get back into the swing of things. Use this room as an opportunity to try out the latest fitness trends like Pilates and cross-fit, or simply use it as a helpful aid to reach your daily step goal!
You will love coming home to a media room after a long day. This area is perfect for unwinding, family movie night, or binge watching your favorite Netflix series!
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For those of you that still have some younger kiddos around the house you can now give them a room to play in, and give your living room a break.! This is a room dedicated to the kids, meaning it can get as messy or as clean as possible and none of your adult guests will ever know!
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The time has come to unleash your inner artist and let your creativity flow! Weather you’re passionate about painting, pottery, or drawing you’ve now got the space to do it.
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It’s 5 o’clock somewhere, and that somewhere is your private bar! Now your home can be the perfect location for wine nights, big games, and adult get togethers.
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If your family has got the rhythm, then a music room would be a great addition to your home! It’s the perfect place for your children to practice for their upcoming recitals, hold music lessons, or inspire you to pick up and instrument again!
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If you love coffee as much as we do, you agree that a whole room dedicated to this wonderful caffeinated drink is not a crazy idea. Use it as a space to display your mug collection, channel your inner barista, or enjoy great conversation with friends and family with a warm mug in your hands.
A space of pure peace. It’s a getaway in your own home! A contemplation room allows you to always have a space to relax, take a nap, read, do yoga, etc. Experience true bliss and zen in this room, free of electronics and worries. This space would also be a good change in pace from the everyday bedroom, while still serving as a place for your kid to sleep when they come home to visit.
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If you didn’t already, now you can have a place to focus and work at home. Weather you’re working on a personal blog or scrambling to meet a deadline, a home office gives you a quite and organized space to work on whatever it is that needs your attention from the comfort of your home.
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