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5 Lavish Ways to Transform Your Unused Spare Room

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As homeowner’s lives change and their families evolve, so do the needs for their home. There are ways to take advantage of extra space found in your home and transform an unused spare room.

Many homeowners consider selling their home and buying new to acquire the appealing special features. Consider instead to look at your home or room you want to change, reimagine it for your current lifestyle, bring in the experts to renovate your spare room and bring added value to your lifestyle and your home.

At Lambert Brothers, we’ve been doing home renovations for more than 15 years. We know from experience how to transform an old space into something new. Here are our top 5 unique ways to transform your unused spare room into a great, functional space you can enjoy every day:

The Laundry Room

In older homes, the laundry room is often in an unfinished area of the house, or an area that is too small requiring folding and sorting of laundry to be done elsewhere in the home. Consider turning your spare room into a deluxe laundry room.

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Installing new plumbing lines for your machines and install a deep sink, include a floor drain for unforeseen water mishaps. Change the flooring to tile or laminate allows for easy cleanup and install organization solutions for your home to benefit from.

Consider it a multi-functional space and include a craft area or gift-wrapping station. Add additional features including counters and cabinets. to convert this room into convenient activity centre.

The Home Spa

Not all bathrooms in many family homes would be considered spacious. Increase bathroom space by moving it or expanding it into the spare room. Create an area that has the features of a luxurious spa or update the fixtures with a modern design.

A recent bathroom from Lambert Brothers Construction

Floor heating is the number one way to make your bathroom tiles feel extravagant. Adding a steam shower or multi-head shower are just some features to enhance the spa experience. Plumbing and electrical placement are crucial for any renovation that is why we recommend talking to an expert to help you plan out the details and finishes to elevate your bathroom.

Other elements to consider for an indulgent spa-like bathroom:

  • Curbless shower
  • Steam showers
  • Freestanding soaker tub
  • Heated towel bars
  • Dual sinks
  • Closed and open cabinetry
  • Water closet or curb wall for adjacent toilet

The Dressing Room

Many homes have limited space for a walk-in closet. If your empty room is next to the principal bedroom, you can transform it into a dressing room using built-in, custom wardrobes and wall units. Consider built-in cabinetry for hangers, open and closed shelving, and multi-sized drawers for large items, as well as a small bank of drawers for jewelry.

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Consider installing a center island with a countertop for packing for business travel or vacations. Add a lighting package that creates an atmosphere of luxury. Add a vanity table, mirrors and lighting for function and pleasure. Create a dressing room you will want to use every day.

The Library

Sitting in a quiet room surrounded by books might be your idea of perfect solitude. There are several options when creating this room, but our number one suggestion would be to lean into millwork for that elegant finish that most people associate with libraries. Install a library rail and ladder to maximize storage and provide that classic library feel to the space. A combination of millwork and casework will elevate this space. Adding millwork trim to the casework bookshelves creates an opulent effect. Install a fireplace, either wood burning or gas, for added warmth and add your favourite books to the shelves.

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Consider wrapping the walls in wood paneling and trimming it out to match the case and millwork on the bookshelves for a cohesive feeling. A mistake many homeowners make is leaving the ceiling as is. Adding coffered ceilings with feature lighting will finish the space and complete the look and feel for the functional library.

The Home Theatre

With everyone spending more time at home these days, why not transform your unused spare room into a home theatre? Sound waves travel in an up and down pattern that adds vibration. Soundproofing the room will eliminate vibration and leaves adjoining rooms functional.

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There are various soundproofing options available that will fit most budgets. Electrical placement for sound and a lighting package for ambiance will balance out the project. Choosing the media system that works with the size of the room. Working with a pro will make these enhancements ready for your theatre system and a great movie.

Transform your unused spare room into a space that is right for you.

Are you feeling inspired? At Lambert Brothers Construction, room renovations are one of our specialties. If you have an idea for a project that will make you excited about that spare room, with the help of our design team, we’d love to help you bring it to life. Request a quote and receive a complimentary site visit to discuss your options.