A guest room is an essential part of many people's homes because it provides a dedicated space for guests to stay, unwind, and relax. But what purpose does the room serve when there are no guests? If your guest room is going unused except for an occasional visitor, it's time to put it to work.
You can maximize the available space in a guest room by creatively adding storage, such as:
- Elevating the bed- Elevating the bed by adding risers and drawers below the mattress instantly adds usable storage for linens, blankets, and pillows. Consider adding these risers to existing built-in cabinets and shelving for a cohesive look.
- Adding built-ins- Built-in cabinets, shelves, and bunk beds are all ideal ways to add more storage to a guest room. The built-ins can be designed so they serve a dual purpose of providing drawer space to guests and long-term storage for you.
- Dividing the space- If you have a large guest room consider dividing the space by adding a non-load-bearing wall. You can utilize the other portion of the room as a craft room, office, or hobby space.