Remodel After Teens Leave for College: Three Ways

It’s that time of year again, and for many parents it is time to say goodbye to their teenagers as they head off to college. For the last 18 years or so, you have taken care of your child and provided a safe place for them to grow up. Now that they are leaving, it will change your household significantly. You will have more time for hobbies and other things that you want to do. And to that end, you might want to remodel your child’s room into something that you can use for yourself. Here are three ideas for remodeling your child’s room after they leave home.

Exercise Room

You can easily create a home gym on a budget with a little bit of remodeling, repurposing, and bargain shopping. Closets can be taken out and the space converted to accommodate various exercise equipment. You can often find exercise equipment used in different online marketplaces for a very reasonable price. You could also have one wall of the room converted into shelving so that you can store weights, exercise bands, and other small equipment.

Craft Room

If you like to sew, knit, crochet, or do other crafts, having a room dedicated to that purpose can be very rewarding. You can remodel a bedroom into a craft room by adding a built-in craft table and built-in shelving or additional closets in the room to accommodate and organize all of your crafting supplies. You can do a number of things to the room to make it your own and create a space for creativity.

Den or Study

When you have an extra bedroom, one of the best ways to make use of it is to turn it into a den or study. You can add a desk or two, a reading chair, bookcases, and other items to make it a homey place to work from home, pay bills, or simply read a good book. Bedrooms can be converted into an office, study, or den easily with changes to the closet space and layout of the room. 

If you are interested in remodeling your home now that your children have left the nest, contact us today for more information or to schedule an estimate.