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Room Reveal: Spare room turned home office

So many of us have spare rooms that cost us thousands of pounds to get. One study suggests that an extra bedroom can add up to 15 per cent to the value of your home, especially if it's a loft conversion with an en suite bathroom. In the north, adding a new bedroom could increase the value of your home by as much as 46%. So why do larger homes tend to have so much unused space?


And it is not just me. If you own a home outside London, chances are you have a spare room that becomes the sum of all shame. In my home, surprisingly, this title goes to the guest bedroom, which serves better as a dumping ground for all clean but yet to be ironed clothes, because, you know, there is a bed and it calls out for clothes to be spread freely over it.


But let's get back to the spare bedroom. This is what we started with, it's an average sized room, with some kind of large recess in the wall, that happened to fit two large PAX wardrobes perfectly. It has served occasionally as an additional guest bedroom but mostly it is a room that we don't even air that much, it sees no foot traffic at all. Oh and yes these are indeed IKEA wardrobes that have wallpaper on them, an easy and cheap DIY that has lasted years.

Disclosure: This post contains a link to a gifted product - the HAG CAPISCO Puls 8020 chair.