Things to Consider about Room Conversion or RenovationBefore you start completely rearranging the space or strip it down to the bare walls to remake it, think carefully about the future. Meaning, if you are likely to sell in the future (and even if that’s not an explicit plan), what you do with the room will most definitely matter a whole lot. Put simply, buyers prefer a room’s use to remain for the original purpose. In other words, buyers are turned off by a bedroom that’s not a dedicated home gym. Or, a garage enclosed and climatized for living space.
Some families prefer to leave bedrooms alone when their children move out after high school; they want their children to have a familiar place to come home to. But for the parents who want to find a new use for that space, experts have some suggestions. If you plan to stay in your home, says Judith Sisler Johnston of Sisler Johnston Interior Designer, you’d be wise to invest in a renovation that might include built-ins, lighting, and new furniture. —Bob VilaThe reasons for this are many. But, it all boils down to the fact that buyers greatly prefer a room remain a room. So, if it’s just a few changes, that isn’t a big deal. But, if you completely transform it to something else that will take a lot of work to reverse, that will probably present a big problem. Think long-term, because if you’re going to downsize and move into a smaller residence, you’ll have to convert the room back to a bedroom to be able to sell the home. Also, if you are planning to remodel, you’ll need a junk removal company in St. Petersburg to help you haul off the construction debris.
St Petersburg Room Repurposing for Empty NestersHowever, if you’re going to stay in the home and want to add more function but are unsure what will be a good fit, here are some empty-nester room repurposing ideas:
- Update the room and rent it. One great way to get the most out of the space is to update it with a fresh coat of paint, dressing-up or buying new furniture, and renting it out. This is a good idea for generating passive income.
- Turn it into a guest suite. With just a few tweaks here and there, you can turn it into a guest room. Or, if you’d prefer, either partially remove a wall to give it direct access to a bathroom to make it an en-suite.
- Convert the room into a home office. For those who need a dedicated work space, but don’t have the room in the rest of their homes, a home office is an ideal conversion. A desk, some shelving, a futon or couch, and it’s ready-to-go.
- Use the space for a hobby. Another possible use is to refit it to make it into a hobby room. You can always implement a few things to quickly transform it into a guest space.