Dual-Use ConsiderationsThis is something to think about seriously because it’s a statistical fact that resales with made over rooms are harder to offload. In other words, if you plan to sell in the near future or even several years from now, buyers often object to room conversions. In other words, buyers do not like rooms to serve another purpose than originally intended.
Most homeowners with children would love a playroom, but many layouts don’t provide the space for one. But there is one room that could work double duty: the guest room. Since guest rooms are usually used only for small spurts of time, they’re ideal for taking on extra function. These professional tips will put you well on your way to a space that makes both guests and your kids feel comfortable and at home. —Houzz.comThink about it this way and put yourself in a buyer’s shoes for a moment. You’re on the house hunt and see several properties. One you find online and want to tour in-person. But, when you walk through the house, you find one bedroom is now a home gym or a hobby station. Now, you’re thinking about all the work to remake the space to return it to just a bedroom. So, seriously consider a dual use space that can convert on the fly.
Jurupa Valley DIY Playroom ConversionAs you can see, there is a lot of potential for using this space for dual purposes but that’s not something exciting or useful for every family. Here are some helpful suggestions for how to convert a guest room into a playroom or a DIY playroom conversion guide:
- Empty the room. Start by clearing out the room completely. Leave nothing inside so you have a blank slate to work with. (This will also help you to reimagine the space more easily.)
- Paint the walls and add decor. To make it a more cheerful space, you can paint the room and add complimentary decor. Unless you have a dedicated theme, it’s best to paint the walls with neutral colors so you don’t have to repaint the room before resale.
- Add multifunctional furniture. Your best option is multifunctional furniture. If it serves two or more purposes, it’s a great addition to the space. Couches and other furniture that provide different functions are gold mines.
- Baby proof the room. If you are converting a guest room into a playroom for a baby or toddler, you need to baby proof the room, complete with outlet covers and more. If the room isn’t visible from the kitchen or living room, considering getting a video monitor for the play room.