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Converting a spare room

Posted by on June 27, 2012 in Blog | Comments Off on Converting a spare room

Monaco MapleConverting a spare room into an office or guest room, or a combination of the two, can fully integrate space to work, relax and enjoy friends and family to stay, all in one room.

The perfect choice to maximise the use of this space would be with customized multi-purpose fitted furniture, offering its individual style and convenience. The innovative design and versatility it has to offer can not be paralleled with free-standing furniture which is more restrictive.

Fitted furniture solutions can offer a place to work, which can easily be transformed to a visitor room when required, without having the chaotic look of squeezing an extra bed into the room whenever you invite guests. The organisation of the room can mean it looks more ordered and spacious even despite the fact that it has more uses.

Planning the room really depends on individual thoughts and the purpose that the room is to be used for. Proportioning it is important. If you need to work in the study on a daily basis and have guests less frequently, then you may want to include more study furniture, filing space, storage cupboards, stationary drawers and a desk for your lap top or computer. Coupled with this you might perhaps include a drop down wardrobe which transforms to a bed for your guests. However if the study space is actually just designed for a family computer and a few assorted items, then utilising the room for frequent guests visiting may mean you would like to include things like additional hanging space, drawers and cupboards, so as to avoid cluttering the room during their stay.

Determining what materials, colours and style furniture you like is likewise important. It may perhaps be you choose more modern neutral colours, which tend to be more versatile in terms of the colour of the decor and furnishings you complement them with. It is then more flexible and easier to change bedding and cushion colours should you wish. It would also give the room a light spacious feel if you use it as a study. The full height and wall to wall cupboards avoid extra cleaning and pointless gaps.

The rewards of bespoke furniture far outweigh those of self-assembly furniture. The inside of the units really do provide the flexibility you require, dependent on your storage requirements. Deciding where to position shelving, for instance, is an entirely individual choice and other fittings and fixtures can be included as required. It may be you decide it is the perfect space to have a full height shelf unit for your favourite books and encyclopedias. Accessories, such as a chair or stool for the study, can also be supplied to co-ordinate with the rest of the room.

Our bedroom designers can offer you the necessary advice and recommendations and measure the room. They will ensure the practicalities of space to manoeuvre in the room are met with your requirements of the room itself.