What to do with your spare room?

It may not be a first-world problem for homeowners but a spare room not being used to its full potential can be detrimental to the overall value of your property. A spare room can easily become a dumping ground for unworn clothes, Christmas decorations and suitcases. If you’ve been putting off decluttering your spare room, or your children have grown up and left home or even if you have just upsized your property, here are our top 5 favourite ideas to maximise your property value and to create a space which will become an asset to your home:

Home office

Instantly make working from home more productive by creating a distraction-free work space. Create an environment which is for work only; set boundaries to ensure it doesn’t become a place to ‘chill out’ or socialise. Invest in a comfortable desk chair, ensure you have high speed internet and a white board to drive productivity. At last, you have a place to put that antique desk!

Walk in-wardrobe

A walk-in wardrobe is every woman’s storage dream come true and perfect for anyone whose clothes rail and drawers are bursting at the seams. Remember to use every inch of space and note that Carrie Bradshaw style shoe racks are only appropriate for heeled shoes; flats and sandals are best stored in clear boxes. Don’t forget about good lighting and a full-length mirror, of course.

A private bar

An idea most of us can get behind, having your own private bar will make the envy of all your friends and create a stage for the very best hosts and cocktail makers. Ideally your private bar should have a mini-fridge freezer and sink to save trips to the kitchen and back. Decorate in the style of a quirky boutique hotel or Hawaiian tiki hut to show off your fun side. Straw skirt optional.

Home gym

Save hundreds of pounds’ worth of gym membership by making your very own gym. The perfect place to work up a sweat doing cardio and weights on your own or with your personal trainer, a home gym needn’t be full of state of the art equipment. A treadmill and exercise bike would be to an advantage but gym mats, a medicine ball and weights are a good place to start. Don’t forget to hook up the room with a decent sound system and disco lights for your own personal spinning session.

Games room

Otherwise known as a ‘man cave’, a games room is the perfect place for technology and traditional games which are not welcome in the communal living areas of your home. If space allows, bulky items like a snooker table or pin-ball machine will be right at home in your new games room. Musical instruments, computers, games consoles and a big screen can have their own space in a room dedicated to fun.


We hope we’ve inspired you to create a new space in your unloved spare room. Have you just updated your home and want to know if it’s increased the value? Give us a call, we would be happy to value your home for you. Give us a call on 01491 411066