How to Make Your Office a Multi-Functional Room
While it may seem nice to devote a whole room in your home to hosting overnight guests, it can be rather frustrating to only use the room every once in a while. For homes with limited space, it is almost impossible to find the space to house guests, much less maintain a full-time spare bedroom. Fortunately, with clever design and creative construction, you can turn any room in your home into a part-time guest retreat! Just in time for Memorial Day, Arizona Garage & Closet Design offers these helpful tips for transforming your functional home office or den into the perfect guest bedroom for visiting friends or family.
Hide the Bed
Install a Murphy bed (also known as a wall bed) for a functional workspace when the room is vacant and a comfortable living space when guests are in town. Wall beds serve another function beyond freeing floor space; when built into a custom cabinet, you have the option to add shelving, cabinets, and even a pull-out desk. Murphy beds easily blend with your interior design and fold easily into their storage space.
Clear the Clutter
Before guests arrive, tuck away your office work and move any items you may need during your guests’ stay. Nobody wants to feel as if they are in the way, so be sure to minimize the amount of trips you take into this room while it is occupied. Be sure to clean the room from top to bottom and make the space as welcoming as possible.
Provide Hotel Amenities
Adding a few small details to your guest room and guest bathroom can make a world of difference. Provide fresh, plush linens for the bed along with extra pillows and a soft spare blanket. If your guests are visiting during the summer, provide a fan to ensure that they sleep comfortably on warm summer evenings. Print out the Wi-Fi information and a list of television channels on a small card to place on a bedside table. Place spare toiletries in the guest bathroom in case your guests have forgotten to pack their own, and plug an extra phone charger into an outlet near the bed. A rack of fresh towels is a nice finishing touch.
Your guest quarters do not have to deprive you of a functional room all year long. Convert your existing rooms to cozy retreats for visitors in an instant with the use of hidden wall beds. When it comes to custom wall bed/Murphy bed designs, Arizona Garage & Closet Design offers many options. To see what would work best for your home, request a complimentary in-home wall bed/Murphy bed design estimate.