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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 similar to many other persons, you have quite a small extra space in your single-family North Richland Hills rental home. When you’re not utilizing your guest room as a guest room, determining how to maximize it can be challenging. Rather than letting the room sit empty, why not turn it into an office? Still, combining a guest room and an office can be a real test, especially if the room is small. The following are five recommendations on how to make the most out of your guest room/office combination!


Think Non-Traditional

Unlike your guest room, your office probably does not require a bed. Therefore, become creative with your furniture! A sofa sleeper, Murphy bed, or futon can simply perform double duty in a guest room and workspace. Also, if you want more space 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 walk in. This is particularly important if you don’t have a separate guest room and office. Just add a few shelves, a desk, and some good lighting, and you’re ready to go!


Store with Décor

Another necessary thing to think about in a combined guest room/office is storage. If you’re using the room as an office, you’ll need a space to store all your office supplies. The best way to do this is to invest in attractive storage containers that can double as decoration. In that fashion, when you’re not using the room as an office, the storage containers won’t be a terrible sight for your guests.


Make it Comfortable

Even if you want to make your guest room comfortable for your guests, you must still establish a space that works for you. It’s essential to ensure that your guest room/office combo is a space that you feel comfortable working in. If it’s too cluttered or messy, you are doubtful to want to spend any time in there! Due to that, spend some effort to declutter and organize the environment until it appears like a spot you can focus and be productive.


Light It Up

Another great option to combine a guest room and an office is to utilize natural light. Keep light sources open to help brighten shady corners and provide excellent light for your work sessions. This will help make the area feel more open and airy and also be good for your productivity levels. If you don’t have sufficient natural light, consider investing in some quality task lighting to help brighten things up. Your guest will also enjoy a light and airy room to stay in!

You can effectively transform your guest room/office combo into a functional and stylish space that you and your guests will love! Who knows, you might even find that you end up using it more as an office than a guest room. In either case, it is an ideal approach to make the most out of a small space.


Of course, if you’ve outgrown your current rental house, it may be best to upgrade to something bigger. We provide a variety of excellent rental listings managed by local North Richland Hills property managers who have your best interest in mind. Browse our listings online today!

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