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Spare Room Ideas for a Multifunctional Space

When redesigning a spare room, there are many ways you might elevate your space. Creating a multifunctional room means adding features and furniture that let you use it as an office, library, playroom, social area or all of the above.

One of the best ways to maximise a spare room is by creating clever storage and hidden features. When you tailor your storage to your space and needs, you open up a new world of possibilities in your home.

Multifunctional spare room ideas

Spare rooms aren’t always bedrooms. Many homes have extra lounge rooms, office spaces or areas around the staircase. Whatever you’re working with, our expert designers can help you make the most of your home. When you renovate your spare room with Neville Johnson, we’ll consider every inch of space and introduce you to features that change how you use it.

Ideas for a small spare room

If you have a small spare bedroom, you might not want to take up space with a desk or built-in wardrobes. Some high built-in storage helps keep floor space free, transforming your small room into a perfect playroom for little ones. To keep the room for yourself, introduce a comfy armchair and a built-in bookcase to create a peaceful home library.

Transforming a spare room into an office

Perhaps you work from home or run your own business. Having an office at home helps keep work and family life separate and gives you a dedicated space to focus. Small spare rooms make perfect home offices, whether a downstairs space or an extra bedroom.

Converting a small spare bedroom into an office

An L-shaped desk helps maximise smaller spaces, while under-desk storage gives you plenty of space for documents and devices. Built-in cupboards and drawers mean you can tidy work away and use your home office as a reading room or children’s homework space out of hours.

Creating a multifunctional office in a large spare bedroom

More oversized spare bedrooms can work as both guestrooms and offices. Consider a sofa bed or futon to accommodate occasional guests, with plenty of bespoke storage to store documents and devices when not in use. Discreet desks can be built into shelving and cabinetry. They won’t impose on your guest bedroom but can still provide you plenty of space to work and focus.

Designing an under-stairs office space

Is your extra space under the stairs? Transform it into a unique workspace with some bespoke cabinetry and display shelving. Finish your shelving with books, photos and ornaments and remember to choose a desk chair that complements your décor.

Ideas for a small spare lounge room

If you have a small spare room downstairs, there are endless ways you can add value to your home. Why not create a games room? Or build a cinema room for cosy family film nights.

Multifunctional lounge rooms add personality to your space. Music lovers can use bespoke shelving to create a vinyl record storage room, perfect for kicking back and enjoying their hobby. A combined lounge and library room is ideal for unwinding, whether you’re socialising, reading or watching television.

Whatever you have in mind, request our free brochure to explore some of our past designs and start thinking about how we can help you get more from your home. Ready to start? Book your first design visit to start planning with one of our expert designers.