What to do with the spare room can be a conundrum. Far too often, the temptation is just to let them fester and become a receptacle for all your junk. If you are mainly housing your bike, your weights and any random equipment that won’t fit in your loft, then you will know what we mean!
The designers at Bathrooms And More Store have heard all the tales of woe about how to sort out the problem of the spare room. We know how reluctant you may be to tackle your mounds of stuff, but that is where a bit of crafty design comes in.
Because some of the time, your spare bedroom will double up as a cupboard (let’s be honest with ourselves) or possibly the cats bedroom, then it is important to have a built in storage solution for it, ready to go.
This is easier than it used to be, with the rise of made to measure and custom furniture. However, many pieces with great storage can also be purchased off the peg and from stores.
STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR THE SPARE ROOM
Some of the top suggestions for an effective spare room makeover include;
INSTALL A VANITY UNIT – WITH OR WITHOUT AN EN SUITE
If your guest bedroom incorporates an en suite, then we strongly recommend fitting a vanity to it. It instantly frees up space in your smaller room and also gives both your guests, and you, the chance to store things.
It also takes care of any unsightly pipes, sticking out of the back of the WC unit. Marble Top Units at Bathrooms and More Store in particular brings a touch of luxury, to even the smallest facility – something your guest is bound to appreciate!
But even if you don’t have an en suite attached to your spare room, it is still an idea to consider a vanity unit. Your guest may still appreciate somewhere to freshen up or brush their teeth, in private. And of course, beneath the hand basin, there is ample storage room for items.
BEDS WITH STORAGE: DIY YOUR OWN EXTRA LEVEL
If you are handy with a drill it is possible to graft on an extra layer to your under bed storage. It is relatively easy to add on extra drawers and it won’t cost you any valuable surface area!
CONSIDER A BUNK BED WITH STORAGE AREA UNDERNEATH
Bunk beds are a solution to storage that many people don’t think about. Often just dismissed as something just for kids, they are frequently overlooked. But they can be stylish, sophisticated and above all adult spaces too.
A single bunk can provide the option of both storage and living space beneath it. This could be the answer to your spare room woes, as it takes care of the sleeping arrangements, without compromising on space. Of course, double bunks also exist, with plenty of space for everyone!
The addition of fitted shelving and cupboards can customise the guest bunk, so it works flawlessly. You could even opt for a pull down desk, if you still want the room to double as an office!
INSTALL HIGH SHELVES
One of the simplest and easiest ways to store items is to have a m, which runs across the entire perimeter of the room.
We find that the top few inches in any room are often the most overlooked and make a great solution to your storage needs.
CHOOSE A HEADBOARD WITH A DIFFERENCE
Thought a headboard was just for resting your head on? Not if you choose a headboard with storage!
Clever drawers that pull out of wooden headboards can be a crafty solution to a messy bedroom!
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