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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 don’t have much extra space in your single-family Asbury Park rental home. When you don’t use your guest room as a guest room, it can be difficult to know what to do about 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 tricky, especially if the room is small. Here are the five tips on how to get the most out of your guest room/office combination!


Think Non-Traditional

Although your guest room certainly needs a bed, your office doesn’t. So, get creative with your furniture! A sofa sleeper, Murphy bed, or futon can quite easily do double duty in a guest room and workspace. Similarly, if you have insufficient room for a traditional desk, try utilizing a small table or a bookshelf as your workspace.


Convert for Improved Functionality

If your guest room has a closet, take into account the idea of 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 are 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. An effective way to do this is to invest in gorgeous storage containers that can double as decoration. By doing this, 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 plan to make your guest room comfortable for your guests, you will 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 never want to spend any time there! So take some time to declutter and organize the space until it feels like a place you can focus and be productive.


Light It Up

Another important way 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. This will help to make the space feel more open and airy, and it can also be good for your productivity levels. If you don’t have a lot of natural light, consider investing in some quality task lighting to help brighten things up. Your guest will also appreciate a light and airy room to stay in!

It’s easy to turn your guest room/office combo into a functional and stylish space that you and your guests will enjoy! 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 way to make the most out of a small space.


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

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