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

Bright Home Office and Guest RoomAs is the case of the majority, you may not have much extra space in your single-family Cinco Ranch rental home. When you’re not using your guest room as a guest room, it can be challenging to determine what to do with it. In place 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 headache, especially if the room is limited. Take a look at these five pointers to make the most out of your guest room/office combination!


Think Non-Traditional

While your guest room needs a bed, your office probably doesn’t. So get creative with your furniture! A sofa sleeper, Murphy bed, or futon can easily do double duty in a guest room and workspace. Similarly, if you don’t 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, try converting it to a built-in workspace that you can close off when the visitors come. This is extremely helpful if you don’t have a separate guest room and office. A couple of shelves, a desk, and some nice lighting are all you need to get going!


Store with Décor

Another critical factor to consider in a combined guest room/office is storage. If you want to use the room as an office, you’ll need a spot to store all your office supplies. A good strategy to achieve this is to invest in stylish storage containers that can double as decoration. This way, when you’re not using the room as an office, the storage containers won’t be an eyesore 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. You must ensure that your guest room/office combo is a space that you feel contented working in. You’ll never wish to spend any time in there if it’s too cluttered or messy! For that reason, take some time to declutter and organize the space until it feels like a place you can focus and be creative.


Light It Up

Another wonderful method to combine a guest room and an office is to utilize natural light. Keep light sources open to help brighten shady corners and offer sufficient light for your work sessions. This will help to make the area feel more open and airy, and it can also be good for your productivity levels. If there isn’t much natural light available, consider purchasing some quality task lighting to help brighten things up. A light and airy room will be appreciated by your guest as well!

You can easily transform your guest room/office combo into a functional and stylish space that you and your guests will love! Perhaps you’ll find that you end up using it more as an office than a guest room. Still and all, it’s an ideal approach to make the most out of a small space.


Undeniably, if you’ve outgrown your current rental house, it might be advisable to upgrade to something better. We have different great rental listings handled by local Cinco Ranch property managers who have your best interest in mind. Browse our listings online today!

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