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The Guest Room-Office Combo: 5 Tips to Make the Most of a Small Space

Bright Home Office and Guest RoomIf you’re like most people, you don’t have a lot of extra space in your single-family Ringgold rental home. When you’re not utilizing your guest room as a guest room, it can be difficult to know what to do with it. Instead of letting the room sit empty, why not turn it into an office? Still, combining a guest room and an office can be a real challenge, especially if the room is small. Here are five proposals on how to make the most out of your guest room/office combination!

 

Think Non-Traditional

While your guest room needs a bed, your office presumably doesn’t. So get creative with your furniture! A sofa sleeper, Murphy bed, or futon can do double duty in a guest room and workspace. Correspondingly, if you do not have enough room for a traditional desk, try using a small table or a bookshelf as your workspace.

 

Convert for Improved Functionality

If your guest room has a closet, consider converting it to a built-in workspace that you can close off when the visitors arrive. This is particularly useful if you don’t have a separate guest room and office. Simply add a few shelves, a desk, and some good lighting, and you’re all set!

 

Store with Décor

One more important thing to consider in a combined guest room/office is storage. If you’re utilizing the room as an office, you’ll need somewhere to store all your office supplies. A clever way to do this is to invest in good-looking storage containers that can double as decoration. By doing this, when you don’t use the room as an office, the storage containers won’t be an eyesore for your guests.

 

Make it Comfortable

Even if you intend to make your guest room comfortable for your guests, you will still need to set up a space that works for you. It is important to make sure that your guest room/office combo is a space that you feel comfortable working in. If it’s too cluttered or messy, you’ll never wish to spend any time there! So, take time to declutter and organize the space until you see that it feels like a place you can focus and be productive.

 

Light It Up

Another great way to combine a guest room and an office is to take advantage of natural light. Keep light sources open to help brighten dark corners and offer good light for your work sessions. This would help make the space feel more open and airy, and can also be good for your productivity levels. If you don’t have a lot of natural light, looking to invest in some quality task lighting to help brighten things up. Your guest will also be thankful for a light and airy room to stay in!

It is easy to turn your guest room/office combo into a functional and stylish space that you and your guests will enjoy! Who knows, you may even find that you end up using it more as an office than a guest room. One or the other way, it’s a fantastic way to make the most out of a small space.

 

Of course, if you’ve outgrown your current rental house, it might be time to upgrade to something bigger. We have a variety of great rental listings taken care of by local Ringgold property managers who have your best interest in mind. Browse our listings online today!

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