What to Make of Your College Kid’s Room

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School’s out, and for some families this might be bringing about the milestone of sending a child off to college. This may also mean that your home now has some free space available for the first time in years. Rather than leave the room empty, here are several interesting ideas on how to turn your college kid’s old, empty room into a useful space in your Northern California home.

A common way to re-purpose an old bedroom is to create a guest room, because this is an easy way to make use of the space without investing a lot of extra time and work into the project. This idea works well if you happen to have a lot of out-of-town visitors in your home, or your kids frequently have scores of friends over for the weekend. It’s a nice way to keep the common areas of your home open when friends and family come to stay for long visits.

Transforming the spare bedroom into a game room is another good idea if someone in your home happens to be an avid gamer. Whether they play video games, board games, or anything in between, a game room is a perfect way to turn an empty space into something fun, and it can always double as a visiting area if you happen to have adult friends over for a weekend round of drinks.

If you have a business, or you’re thinking of starting one, you could always think about turning the spare bedroom into a home office. Not only will this provide a quiet and organized space for you to get some work done, home offices that are exclusively used to run your business might earn you some deductions come tax season.

Along the same lines, if someone in your home has a hobby that takes up a lot of space, like crafting or painting, it might be nice to organize all of those tools and products in one area and give the artist in your family a sanctuary to work their magic in. A home gym or yoga studio also falls under these lines and would bring about a great deal of use to an otherwise empty space.

The possibilities are endless when it comes to different options you can choose in order to bring new life to an empty room in your home. Whatever you imagine, you can create, and if you’d like more great ideas on what to do with your college kid’s old bedroom, Realty Times has an article to check out here.

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