Whether you’re renovating an old home or starting from scratch, you may enlist the help of an architect or home designer. Professionals can prove to be invaluable resources, and their opinions certainly mean a lot, but don’t make the mistake of hiring someone who has their business down to a science. This may sound counterintuitive, but a home designer has a set formula for the layout of every home they design is going to produce a design that isn’t only unoriginal, but cookie-cutter. Alliance Home Design thinks outside the box, and outside the room, every time, and one way we suggest starting your home plan? Forget what rooms are “supposed” to be for.
A Bedroom-Sized Bathroom
A lot of homes nowadays have a guest bedroom or two, but you know what they say: house guests and fish both start to stink after three days. Rather than keeping your spare rooms available for potential passersby, why not convert your extra space into something that you will definitely use every day? That’s right. A bathroom. It seems crazy, and requires a little bit of extra plumbing and electrical work, but that spare bedroom can become a bathroom with more space than you can imagine. No need to cram the toilet next to the bathtub next to the sink. By turning your spare room into a bathroom, you open up the possibility of a jacuzzi-style bathtub, a large, chic farm sink, or even an armchair (Yes! We’ve seen it!). People will applaud your creative use of space and leave with the question, “So what did they do with the room that was supposed to be the bathroom?”, which we also have the answer to…
A Bathroom-Sized Closet
Now “bathroom-sized” doesn’t exactly sound grand, but a closet the size of even a small, simple bathroom is huge in terms of closet space. Many closets that are advertised as “walk-in” make that claim very ambitiously, and unless the space between your steps is about 6 inches, you’re not really going to be able to walk anywhere. Same as with the converted bathroom, this room switch will require a little bit of plumbing work, but it is well worth the space. A walk-in closet the size of a bathroom affords you the ability to not only having a better home for your clothes and accessories, but storage for the rest of your home as well.
At Alliance Home Design, we want to create the home that’s right for you, not the home that’s right for just anyone. A bedroom-sized kitchen? A kitchen-sized living room? Anything is possible with a creative mind and Alliance Home Design by your side.