5 Home Improvements to Transform That Spare Room in Vancouver

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If you’re lucky enough to have some spare space in your Vancouver home, there’s endless possibilities for what that room could be. Perhaps someone’s moved out, or maybe you’ve always had this vacant room with no time to renovate it. No matter how you got here, the time has come to put that spare room to good use. It’s a new year and therefore, this is no better time to make a positive change in your life. Here are 5 ideas to help turn an empty space into a room of possibilities.

1. Guest Bedroom

One of the simplest and most practical solutions to your excess space: a room for guests! Converting a spare room into a guest bedroom is both easy and cost effective. Since it requires little to no renovating, you can basically pop a bed and side table in there and call it a day. Of course, if you feel the desire to jazz it up a bit, by all means run with that feeling. From paints and wallpaper to rugs, lighting, and other forms of décor, you can wow your guests with a beautifully planned bedroom.

Furnishing options include:

  • Bed frame
  • Mattress
  • Pillows and bedding
  • Side or end table
  • Dresser
  • Adequate lighting (i.e., overhead lighting, lamps, etc.)

2. Home Office

With more and more companies transitioning to a work-from-home dynamic, a home office could be the perfect solution for you. Whether you work part- or full-time, a room dedicated to your craft could optimize your efficiency. When converting a spare room into your office, try to stick with muted colours. Brightly coloured walls and flashy décor can overwhelm the senses, limiting your productivity. If you’re tempted to have a little fun with your minor house renovation, consider a statement wall instead. A flash of green, red, or blue contained to one wall will bring life to the space, without hindering your efficiency.

Furnishing options include:

  • Desk
  • Ergonomic office chair
  • Cabinet space or floating shelves
  • Trash can
  • Cool-toned lighting to encourage concentration (i.e., cool blue or white)

3. Home Theatre

This is one of the most fun forms of house renovations there is. A home theatre is a great way to encourage gatherings with family and friends, but could also serve as a designated spot to decompress after a long day. Depending on the effect you’re after, our home renovation team can assist with soundproofing the room, mounting the TV to the wall, optimizing the overhead lighting, all to create an authentic movie theatre feel in the comfort of your own home.

Furnishing options include:

  • Large television or projector
  • Couches, recliners, or bean bag chairs
  • Popcorn machine
  • Movie posters and film memorabilia

4. Walk-In Closet

Who doesn’t love extra space for their clothes? One of the best parts of transforming a spare room into your own walk-in closet, is the personalization that comes with it. With our team of home renovators, we can build a closet unique to your wardrobe. Do you prefer to hang or fold your clothes? How would you like to showcase your jewelry or watch collection? Don’t even get us started on the possibilities for optimized shoe organization. Whether you need that touch of extra storage space or you want a professional, stylist vibe, our interior designers are up to task.

Furnishing options include:

  • Dressers
  • Wardrobes
  • Bracket shelves
  • Inwall shelving
  • Full-length mirror
  • Vanity

5. Private Bar

Forget a bar cart, bring a full, functioning bar into your home! Whether you’re transforming a spare room or embarking on a full basement renovation in Vancouver, a private bar is a host’s dream come true. Any room can be turned into a home bar; however, a basement suite lends a certain level of function and sophistication. Just ask our team to install a physical bar that wraps around the serving area and you’re ready to bartend.

Furnishing options include:

  • A physical bar
  • Seats or stools
  • Preferred lighting (typically dimmed)
  • Shelving to store alcohol, glassware, cocktail kits, etc.
  • Tip jar (optional but encouraged)

Interested in Home Improvements in Vancouver?

Our team at Craftsman Contracting provide high quality, reliable home improvement services to spaces throughout Metro Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.  From design to construction and finishing, we can transform your spare room into a fully functional, optimized space of your choosing. Help us bring your vision to life by reaching out today!