August 28, 2017 | Bob Myers
Is it too soon to even think about?  Sure, you could leave that cluttered room as a shrine to your college freshman, but wouldn't you love to use that space?  Break the news to your kid gently, don't throw anything out without consulting them and keep some closet space open for when they come back for breaks and other visits.  Maybe it is too soon, but which one of these redecorating  ideas have you thought about for the future?

1. Guest room
A fresh coat of  paint, new linens and the relocation of the trophy collection to the  basement is sometimes all you need to repurpose a child's room into a  guest-friendly bedroom.

2. Man cave

Haul in the big  screen and a mini fridge, swap the bed for a comfy couch and lounge  chairs and you're ready for the big game. A pool or ping pong table  could be a great addition to larger spaces.

3. Hobby room

Finally,  a practice room for your bluegrass band! Or a scrapbooking oasis where  you can leave supplies out all the time. Bring in bright lights and a  work table and you've got hobby heaven.

4. Gym

You'll be  amazed how much space is in that bedroom once you get rid of the bed,  dresser and desk. Install some full-length mirrors so you can check your  form, buy rubber floor mats, set up the speakers and maybe a TV if you  need encouragement from Jillian Michaels. Then get ready to sweat.

5. Office

Replace your kid's furniture with an expansive desk, good lighting and some file cabinets and you're on your way to productivity.

If  you've tried the ideas above and still have space to spare, it might be  time to think about downsizing. When you're ready, give me a call.
Please  consider The Myers Team your resource for all things real estate.  We have over 30 years of real estate experience, specializing in the Montgomery County area. If you are refinancing, want a recommendation,  need a service provider or just have a home related question, please give me a call at 301-910-9910 or email me at


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