Is your child about to fly the coop?
When your child starts their first year of college or moves out for the first time, it’s definitely a bittersweet moment. On one hand, your child is about to embark on one of the most exciting times of their life, and you’re excited for what their future will hold. On the other hand, you’ll no longer be able to hug and joke around with your child on a daily basis. However, it’s a moment that every parent must face sooner or later (at least every parent hopes), and you’ll be left with an empty room to decide what to do with. Luckily, the number one remodeling company in Northern Virginia — Daniels Design & Remodeling — is here to help. Here is our list of the best ways to use an empty room once your child moves out:
A Guest Room
Turning your child’s old bedroom into a guest room is probably the easiest way to transform the room, because it doesn’t involve any major remodeling. All you really need to do is invest in more adult-friendly furniture and decorations and remove all of the photos and posters that may be on the walls. When designing your guest room, look for color schemes and decorations that create a welcoming, calming environment. If you use your empty room to create a guest room, you’ll have a place for your kids to stay when they come to visit, and someday, their spouse or future kids may just stay there, too.
Now that your child is off on their own, you won’t have to spend so much of your time preparing school lunches, attending sports games or plays, doing their laundry or any of the other things your child relied on you for. That means that you’ll have a lot more time on your hands, and there’s no better way to fill it than with crafting! Whether you’re already a master crafter or you’re excited to learn a new skill, transforming your child’s old room into a craft room will give you all the space you need to sew, crochet, quilt or otherwise create.
A Home Office
More and more companies are allowing their employees to work from home, and if you do, it’s very important to ensure that you have a quiet, dedicated place to work. Working on the kitchen table or coffee table may seem convenient enough, but when your dog barks through a conference call or you’re constantly distracted by the show your spouse is watching, it can get old, and fast. With your own home office, you’ll have the perfect place to concentrate and get your work done, which will help to improve your productivity.
In our next blog, we’ll be touching on a few more things you can do to transform your child’s empty room.
Whether you’re interested in one of the ideas we’ve already covered, you have your own idea or you’re ready to work with our innovative designers, contact us to schedule your conversation today.