Do you have a child or dependent moving away to further education? Perhaps they are moving to the other side of the country for work? Or to a different country altogether?
We at Perfect Clean are extremely pleased that we have contributed to the further education experience by ensuring that the student halls are in the best shape they could be for the arriving students. However, we also want to lend a hand to those looking to fill the empty room back at home.
Make the space more adaptable whilst keeping it like the room they never left
Most likely, they will have only taken the items they truly desire to their new home, leaving behind old clothing, books, electronics, etc. If you can’t get them to organise everything before they depart, you might want to box up some of it or keep it in an easily accessible location. In either case, having more storage would be quite beneficial. Or have you given any thought to installing fitted bedroom furniture? Retailers will work with the elements of the space to realise the area’s full potential because bedrooms come in all different shapes and sizes. Fitted furniture will maximise your available space, as opposed to free-standing furniture, allowing whatever was left behind to be stored easier.
Use the spare room as a way to Improve the Fun and Relaxation in Your Home
A spare room could be utilised as a recreation area. The area may be made into a pleasant place for you and your remaining family members to unwind with the potential addition of a flat-screen TV, a sound system, video games, a ping-pong table, and other games you could get your hands on. The convenience of this option, like most others, is that nothing needs to be done straight away, as gradually adding to an entertainment room can be extremely satisfying.
A vacant room is the best location to unwind, especially if it’s in a peaceful area of the house. You may use it to relax by reading, writing, doing art, or doing anything else. Simply arrange some cosy furnishings there and escape the pressures of daily life.
A family-friendly home office
The majority of us have experinaced working from home in the past couple of years due to Covid and a home office is not just for the the home worker, this home office space can be for everyone.
Most family members require some alone time without being distracted by their bedroom digital devices or the turmoil of the main living spaces in the house. Therefore, having a home office that can tailor to everyone will ensure that the house stays productive during the weekdays, gearing up the remaining children on their own journey of higher education or work. This will allow the rest of the house to remain a safe space on those off days where no one is working.
Not only is it a good place to get some serious work done but it can also be used as a great place to store items, keeping them out the way of the usual business of the house. It’s quite helpful to have a place to keep business or household invoices, receipts, and other paperwork.
A guest bedroom
Your child’s former room may be converted into a guest bedroom, which is usually the first option for an empty nest. Your guest room can be transformed into a peaceful, welcoming living area after all the posters, awards, and sports memorabilia have been removed, making it the perfect place for visitors or your returning kids when visiting during a break in term time.
Got multiple kids moving away? Not a problem! If there are many vacant spaces, focus on revamping the one that is farthest from the master bedroom to provide both the visitors and the hosts some solitude. This way you can give your family or friends a 5 start stay every time! This type of guest room can accommodate all, during the school holidays or a possible long weekend, your children who reside elsewhere might decide to spend more than one night back at home.
During this cost-of-living crisis, a renovation project might seem out of the question, but you can always reuse some within the home to make this a reasonably priced DIY. You might only require a fresh coat of paint, new bedding, and updated furnishings to complete the makeover.
Turn the room into a space that is tailored to your preferences
Why not set up a home gym if you feel like you spend too much money on a gym membership each month or too much time travelling there and back? Being able to perform home workouts will not only save you time on travel but in the long run will reduce your monthly outgoings. On second hand marketplace websites, you’ll discover that purchasing necessary equipment is simple and cost effective. You can then add to your home gym equipment as you go. If a home gym isn’t your thing, you might turn the space into an area to support you or other family members hobbies. Having a room to fully engage in your hobbies, such as painting, sewing clothes, or photography, could be amazing and therapeutic.
As your children leave the nest and enter the next phase of their life, why not take take advantage of the chance to make some adjustments to your home and the way you live. If you would like to see the work that Perfect Clean do for our university clients in getting the student accommodation to be pristine for new students, please check our LinkedIn here.