The Winning Spare Room

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Having a spare room in your house is an added luxury as long as it doesn’t end up as a store room for old books, photos, clothes, furniture and junk that don’t have a home anywhere else. When deciding what to use your spare room for think about what you and your family would get the best use out of – be it a guest room, office, gym, library, media room, kids playroom – the list is endless! The great thing about a spare room is you can change the purpose of the room as your family’s needs change.

It will also add value for potential buyers if you choose to sell in the future if it is in keeping with the rest of the house and the best way to do this is with the flooring. Whether you choose carpet or hardflooring both are versatile enough for any purpose.

SmartStrand ‘Rhino’ Carpet 

Carpet is an ideal choice for a spare bedroom, media room, office or library and even a kids playroom if you choose a product that can withstand the test of young children. SmartStrand ‘Rhino’ carpet is the ideal choice for growing families as it has built-in stain and fade resistance. It is beautifully soft yet still hard wearing making it perfect for families. SmartStrand comes in multiple styles, colours and prices.

SmartStrand Simonton Beach,  Pirates Hideaway
SmartStrand Simonton Beach, Pirates Hideaway

The Office

The room that people will sneak off to when they need some ‘peace and quite’,  get some work done (or just escape from the kids). The office normally contains a desk, computer, maybe a rug of some sort and a couple of chairs.

The world is your oyster when it comes to the flooring in the office. The most common flooring choices would be either carpet or hard flooring. We recommend to keep the flooring colour the same as what you have in other areas of the house for the purpose of maintaining flow. So if you have carpet in the living and bedrooms, use the same carpet in the office, likewise with hard flooring. You don’t necessarily have to keep the same flooring that you have in the bedrooms for the office, just keep it consistent with other areas of the house.

Here are some great options that will help you to create the winning look in your spare room

SmartStrand Wise Choice, Oyster Shell
SmartStrand Wise Choice, Oyster Shell
SmartStrand Ingenious Flair, Crater
SmartStrand Ingenious Flair, Crater

Guest Bedroom

Alongside the office, the guest room would be the other most common use for the spare room. Not only is it great to be able to provide guests with their own room when they come to stay but it provides the hubby with a bed when he’s got the man flu and it gives you a second wardrobe- bonus!

We recommend to keep the flooring in the guest room consistent with the flooring you have in the other bedrooms.

Here are our products that will allow you to create the winning look

SmartStrand Simonton Beach, Mantle
SmartStrand Simonton Beach, Mantle
SmartStrand Ingenious Flair, Elephant
SmartStrand Ingenious Flair, Elephant

The Media Room

There are many different purposes for the media room.It can be great for families as it can allow the children (or you) to watch what you like on another room, or even for everyone to have a family movie night . If set up correctly it can also be an ideal room for hosting- get a big projector, a couple of couches and some bean bags and you have yourself the perfect ‘at home’ set up for the rugby!

We recommend putting carpet in the media room. It keeps it warm and cosy and also makes it comfortable for those to sit on if there is a time where there may not be enough seats for everyone. However you can still opt for a hardfloor like laminate or timber if that is what you have in the other living areas of the home, just add a big rug to help with the acoustics and serve as a cosy spot to sit for an overflow of quests.

Here are our products that will allow you to create the winning look

SmartStrand Striking Appearance, Winter Delta
SmartStrand Striking Appearance, Winter Delta
SmartStrand Natural Decoration, FLint Grey
SmartStrand Natural Decoration, FLint Grey
we love the use of timber on the walls to create a real 'man cave' feel.
we love the use of timber on the walls to create a real 'man cave' feel.

To get the best advice, speak to any of our knowledgeable sales staff in store. You can also head to carpetcourt.nz to book a free measure and quote.

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