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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 are like most people, you do not have a lot of extra space in your single-family Leon Springs rental home. While you’re not using your guest room as a guest room, it can be difficult to know what to do with it. Instead of allowing the room to sit empty, why not turn it into an office? Still, combining a guest room and an office can be a challenge, especially if the room is small. Here are five suggestions on how to make the most out of your guest room/office combination!


Think Non-Traditional

Even though your guest room entails a bed, your office is certainly not. 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 do not have an adequate amount of room for a traditional desk, try using a small table or a bookshelf as your workspace.


Convert for Improved Functionality

Unless your guest room has a closet, take into account converting it to a built-in workspace that you can close off when the visitors arrive. This is particularly useful if you don’t have a separate guest room and office. Simply add a few shelves, a desk, and some good lighting, and you’re all set!


Store with Décor

Another important 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 place to store all your office supplies. A good way to do this is to invest in attractive storage containers that can double as decoration. This is the way that when you don’t use the room as an office, the storage containers won’t be an eyesore for your guests.


Make it Comfortable

Even if you intend to make your guest room comfortable for your guests, you still need to create a space that works for you. It’s important 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 not want to spend any time in there! So take some time to declutter and organize the space while waiting for it feels like a place you can focus and be productive.


Light It Up

Another significant route to combine a guest room and an office is to use natural light. Keep light sources open to help brighten dark corners and provide good light for your work sessions. It would help make the space feel more open and airy, and can also be good for your productivity levels. If you don’t have a lot of natural light, be concerned about participating in some quality task lighting to help brighten things up. Your guest will just as appreciate a light and airy room to stay in!

It is easy to turn your guest room/office combo into a functional and stylish space that you and your guests will experience! Who’s to know, you can even find that you end up using it more as an office than a guest room. One way or another, it is a terrific way to make the most out of a small space.


Of course, if you’ve outgrown your current rental house, it may be time to upgrade to something bigger. We have a variety of great rental listings taken care of by local Leon Springs property managers who have your best interest in mind. Browse our listings online today!

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