Do you have an underused guest room, home office, or other spare room that feels lackluster and could use a little home renovation refresh? Are you empty-nesters now that the kids are gone but their old bedroom is still stuck in their high school or college years?

Here are some fresh ideas for Dallas-area homeowners on different ways to remodel a spare room to give it a new look, and possibly new uses!

1. Install Molding and Trim

Upgrade the look of any room by installing new molding and trim. Crown molding, installed at the top of the wall where it meets the ceiling or above windows, will give the room a more luxurious look. Chair rail, mid-way down the wall, breaks up the wall space to give you two different looks, wallpaper or paint on top, and wainscotting on the bottom. Picture rail or plate rail will give your room a newly remodeled look and a place to hang artwork or a small wall shelf to line with plants, small framed prints or other treasured collections.

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2. Paint Your Ceiling

Ceilings don’t always have to be white. Give your spare room a whole new look with some overhead color. Choose a color that will complement the rest of your decor and use flat paint, as it will eliminate glare and hide any imperfections. You will be amazed at how a bright pop of color overhead can change the feel of the room.

3. Upgrade Your Lighting

Overhead lighting doesn’t have to be dull! Get rid of that old basic overhead light and brighten up your spare room with some statement lighting. You can change the look and feel of a spare room by installing a fashionable pendant light or small chandelier and it doesn’t have to break the bank.

4. Frame Your TV

If you have a television in your spare room, rather than have it sitting on a television stand, have it framed out and turn the room into a home theater. Switch out the bed for a sectional that opens into a bed when you need it, and you have transformed your little-used guest room into a home theater that you can enjoy every day.

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5. Ditch the Window Blinds

Switch out those old vinyl blinds for more stylish fabric roman shades, or other window treatments. You can even make the room look more spacious with the right type of window treatment. Hang drapes high and wide to give the room a more airy, open feel.

6. Reading Room With Built-In Or Standalone Bookshelf

If you love books and reading, you can turn your spare room into a home library/reading room with a wall of custom built-in bookshelves. Put your favorite titles on display, making them easy to locate when you want to settle in for a good read. Floor-to-ceiling shelves, or half-wall shelves can also be used to display favorite albums if you are a vinyl collector. Add a cozy chair and a nice reading lamp and you have just created a reading nook into your newly remodeled library.

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7. Create a Yoga and Meditation Space

Your home is your oasis, your place to relax and unwind. So, why not have a room dedicated to doing just that? First, create a zen-like atmosphere by eliminating the clutter. Paint a statement wall in a soothing color, then add several overstuffed pillows, some dimmer lighting or decorative fairy lights, an electric light up aroma infuser, put on some meditative music, roll out your yoga mat and Zen out.

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Hire the Dallas Remodeling Pros

When you are ready to move forward with a remodeling project, reach out to the Dallas home remodeling experts at Brunson Construction.

We’ve been remodeling homes in the Dallas, Texas area since 1969. While there are some projects around your home that you can do yourself, choosing a professional contractor for your home renovations will help you avoid remodeling mistakes and ensure that the job gets done right.

Whether you just need a professional handyman in the Dallas area to help you make some small home renovations or you have a big home remodeling project in mind, we can help. Our team of experts can help you consider the options that best fit your home and budget.

Contact us today for your free quote on any home remodeling project.