Our Springs luxury apartment homes include two- and three-bedroom floor plans, but that doesn't mean they all have to be used as bedrooms. If you don't have a lot of overnight guests, enjoy the freedom of using the extra space for one of these creative ideas.
1. Home Office
Are you one of the four million people in America who work from home? Increase productivity with a home office where you can focus on business during the work day and close the door behind you at quitting time. Even if you don't telecommute, it's nice to have a space where you can set up your computer and shop, pay bills and do other digital "errands," or work on the Great American Novel.
2. Hobby Nook
Creative pursuits such as painting, sewing and crafting are more fruitful and enjoyable when you don't have to work at a dining table or on the living room floor. You'll also have plenty of available space to store materials and supplies.
3. Yoga/Workout Studio
Enjoy the luxury of a private gym with your laptop, DVD player or tablet serving as your "personal trainer." Keep expenses down by checking Craigslist or eBay for pre-owned equipment. The only problem is that you won't have any more excuses for skipping workouts!
Book lovers dream of a comfortable spot where they can indulge in their favorite pastime without interruptions. Your family members or roommates can watch TV and enjoy other entertainment in the living room while you remain undisturbed in your reading room.
With today's sophisticated technology, you can create a home theater that provides a superior experience without the annoyance of other viewers. Other benefits include cheaper food and beverages and the ability to pause when you need a bathroom break.
7. Pet Sanctuary
Your precious pets are part of the family, so why shouldn't they have their own room? Stock it with pillows, blankets and other cozy sleeping surfaces along with favorite toys and treat dispensers. The retreat will also come in handy if you ever have visitors who suffer from allergies.
8. Dressing Room/Closet
Our Springs luxury apartment homes have generous walk-in closets, but if you're a true fashionista, there's no such thing as too much closet space. Use full-length mirrors, dressers, rolling clothes racks, modular cabinets and baskets to transform a spare room into a fashion extravaganza.
9. Guest Room
Have your cake and eat it too with a spare room that's cleverly designed to serve double duty.
How do you use your spare room? Share your best ideas with us in the comments!