Your spare room could really be put to good use instead of just functioning as a “box room”! Here are a few ideas you can use to transform your space.


Exercise during the winter can be inconvenient and cold! If you transform your spare room into a mini-gym, by installing as little as a treadmill, a rowing machine and a set of free weights, you can exercise all year round in your own home. Can be a costly set up at first but the money saved on a gym membership (and the convenience of not leaving the house) would definitely be worth it.


Probably the most popular/practical spare room idea, but with more regular working from home having your own space is a good idea. Kitted out with a desk, a comfortable chair and a computer / laptop stand, you can get your work done with little distraction. At the end of the working day you can close the door and “commute” downstairs to start your evening.


Are you a bookworm? Turn your spare room into your very own sanctuary, lined with floor to ceiling bookshelves, a comfy chair, and a side table to put your cup of tea on.


If you have young children, your house is probably overrun with toys. How about using your spare room as a playroom and a space for these toys, saving your living room from the destruction. You could fit a thick carpet or padded flooring for your kids (and you) to sprawl out ad enjoy time playing without worrying about the mess.

Walk-in Wardrobe

With a couple of full length mirrors and fitted wardrobes for your clothes, shoes and everything else, you will free up a lot of space in your bedroom and have plenty of room to try on your clothes and have some time to yourself!

Relaxation Room

Needing some relaxation? Do you use yoga or meditation to chill? If so: declutter, install a mat; decorate your room using neutral colours and add a few plants to create a feeling of tranquillity. You could add a beanbag or chair if there’s room and you have the ideal place to unwind.


Having a clear out of your box room might require some serious de-cluttering and storing of spare items. Hiring a self storage facility allows for that freedom of space which allows you to transform your box room into something to suit you and your household.

We have self storage facilities in the convenient locations of Hillington and Cumbernauld, enquire today on or give us a call on 0141 882 9000 (Hillington) and 01236 452 605 (Cumbernauld).