Are there rooms in your home that you rarely enter, or closets that you can’t even remember opening? These are prime candidates for being turned into something better. Converting underused — or misused — parts of your home or yard can help you maximize your home’s potential and make it the perfect fit for your family. Here are some ideas:
Shed into art studio or office: Do you have a 10×10 shed on the back corner of your property? Maybe you bought it a few years ago from a big box store, or perhaps it’s been tucked under the trees for 75 years or more. In any case, it might be the perfect candidate for renovating into a cozy home office or art studio, away from the noise and bustle of the house.
Closet into master bathroom: Walk-in closets are fantastic — and so are walk-in showers. If your sensibilities lead more toward luxurious and relaxing showers than to copious space for clothing, you might consider adding wardrobe furniture to your bedroom and having your closet converted into a master bath. Bathroom remodeling can make a major improvement to your home, both in value and livability.
Mudroom or coat closet into powder room: Many homes have small extra spaces that aren’t used that often — the closet at the end of the hallway that houses the old ironing board, the side of the mudroom stacked with bins full of winter clothes, the coat closet that’s too crammed with odds and ends to actually hold coats — that could be transformed into something truly useful: a convenient powder room with sink and toilet. Here’s one we installed recently in Bellingham.
Garage into master bedroom: Depending on the layout of your home, garage space might be a prime candidate for converting into useful living space. Whether your garage is under the living room, attached to the side of the house or even around back, some creative thinking and thoughtful design could turn that space into the gorgeous bedroom space you’ve always dreamed of.
Basement into family room: Basements can be prime places for family fun zones that keep noise and toys out of eyesight and earshot. You also might consider a media room, sewing room or even an extra apartment.
We hope this has given you some inspiration as you look around your own home. If you’d like to talk over your ideas with a design/build expert, please give Hudson Remodeling a call. We are construction contractors and designers who work throughout Whatcom County, from Blaine to Bellingham.