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Three Ideas for an Extra Room

Transforming an ordinary bedroom into a media room, hobby center or home office is as simple as changing a few details such as lighting, flooring, furniture, window treatments and storage options.

By Connie Bastyr, Dan Cary and Larry Okrend A spare room, unlike a spare tire, shouldn’t stay hidden away for emergency use. Any unassigned or vacated bedroom is valuable real estate, so make it a vital part of your home before it turns into a mere staging area for clutter. You can still use the room to house occasional guests, but you might as well enjoy it year-round. To envision the space’s...