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Creating an Extra Bedroom

Creating An Extra Bedroom

If you don’t have the money to invest in a contractor and you have some extra space, you might want to consider the value of making an extra bedroom or room on your own time during a do-it-yourself project. This is fairly easy and can be very fun if you like to arrange décor and design things on your own. Depending on how you accomplish creating your room, you may be able to list it as an additional room in your housing plan when you put your house on the market, which would ultimately increase the value of your home.

There are two ways that you can create an extra bedroom or room in your household. If you have an expansive space and you want to turn it into two smaller rooms, find a way to create a separator. For some people, this is in the form of a curtain that goes across the entire length between the two rooms. Other people use vintage room separators that sit on the floor. Another option is to make draping areas, such as those created by beads or fabric, so that there’s a distinction between one room and the next. These types of options are generally not viewed as creating two separate rooms when you list your home, however in some circumstances it has worked.

The other option that works more impressively is to make use of your attic space or some room that you’re not using and turn it into a bedroom. If the area is big enough to work as a bedroom and you can renovate it to the level it needs to be on in order to be a comfortable living space for someone, it’s worth trying. You can add a bed, decorate the walls, and do all types of renovations to the room in order to get it up to bedroom standards. This way is generally the most accepted way of having an additional bedroom when you put your house on the market. It will increase your house’s worth and provide extra space to a family member or friend in the long run.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.