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

Bright Home Office and Guest RoomJust like many other individuals, you may not have much extra space in your single-family Edison rental home. When you’re not using your guest room as a guest room, it might not be easy 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 problem, especially if the room is restricted. Consider these five suggestions 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 usually does not. Therefore, get creative with your furniture! A sofa sleeper, Murphy bed, or futon can effortlessly serve as double duty in a guest room and workspace. In the same way, if you don’t have space for a traditional desk, consider using a small table or a bookshelf as your workspace.


Convert for Improved Functionality

If your guest room has a closet, think about converting it to a built-in workspace that you can close off when the visitors arrive. This is especially convenient if you don’t have a separate guest room and office. A couple of shelves, a desk, and some good lightings are all you need to get started!


Store with Décor

Another crucial factor to take into account in a combined guest room/office is storage. If you intend to utilize the room as an office, you’ll need a place to store all your office supplies. A fantastic way to attain this is to invest in fashionable storage containers that can double as decoration. Like this, when you’re not using the room as an office, the storage containers won’t be an annoyance for your guests.


Make it Comfortable

Even if you want to make your guest room comfortable for your guests, you still need to design a space that works for you. It’s critical 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 want to spend any time there! So take some energy to declutter and organize the space until it feels like a place you can focus and be productive.


Light It Up

Another excellent technique to combine a guest room and an office is to utilize natural light. Keep light sources open to help brighten shady corners and provide appropriate light for your work sessions. This will help to make the environment feel more open and airy, and it can also be good for your productivity levels. If there is insufficient natural light, consider acquiring some quality task lighting to help brighten things up. Your guest will also enjoy a light and airy room!

You can quickly turn your guest room/office combo into a functional and stylish space that you and your guests will adore! Who knows, you might even find that you end up using it more as an office than a guest room. Either way, it’s a great strategy to make the most out of a small space.


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