Transition a Spare Room Into a Unique Space with Self Storage

Do you have a spare room that you’ve been using as a catchall for toys, clothes, and junk that you should probably discard or donate? Have you ever looked at this room and wished for a unique space – not the typical guest room or home office – but maybe something like a yoga studio or a home library with floor-to-ceiling bookcases. If you’re something of a fashionista maybe a full-room closet/dressing room is more to your liking.

Before you let your spare room dream go too far, you have to find a new home for the stuff that’s currently in this space. The perfect solution is a self storage unit. Universal Storage has the right space for your needs. Whether you need a small space for a few random articles or a huge unit that will hold an entire room of furniture, clothing, and everything else cluttering the area, we have what you need. 

In any case, before you get started, locate the right self storage facility, so that you have a convenient, secure place to store your belongings. 

If you haven’t decided how to transition your spare room into a unique space with self storage, here are a few ideas to spark your imagination.

Transition Your Spare Room into the Space You’ve Always Wanted

Recording Studio or Music Room

Do you play an instrument, write music or want to start a podcast? You can learn, practice, and record from the comfort of your own home with a designated music room/recording studio. Design your room to create plenty of storage for your instruments, books, and decor. To keep your room organized, use durable furniture and proper shelving to support your equipment. Don’t forget about soundproofing. Acoustic foam will eliminate echo and manage reverberation. You can start small and add higher-quality equipment over time.

A Full-Room Closet

If you’re a fashionista who loves clothes, accessories, and lots of space to keep these items organized, a full-room closet is for you. Repurpose your spare room into a full walk-in closet. You can incorporate multiple racks for hanging, a full shelf for shoes, and maybe a cabinet on wheels for accessories. Hang a fabulous crystal chandelier and add a couple of trendy chairs so that you can sit down while donning your strappy sandals. This is a great place for mom to bond with her teenage daughters.


Homeschooling has been a legal alternative to public schooling for decades and has become extremely popular in the past several years. Rather than use your dining room table and have to stack books and supplies in the corner, designate your unused spare room as your homeschool. When school is out, section off an area as a playroom for the younger kids. You can keep the toys organized and create a big play space with a comfy area rug. Use plenty of shelving and storage for school supplies as well as toys and rainy day craft collections.

Indoor Garden

This is one of the most unusual uses for your spare room, but it can be done. The best part is that you can have fresh fruit, veggies, and herbs year-round. As an added benefit, you won’t have to worry about covering your outdoor plants during a bout of freezing temperatures. A great resource for this project is 6 Expert Tips on How to Create A DIY Indoor Garden. Don’t forget those gardening gloves.

A Home Library

If you’re a bookworm, you will absolutely fall in love with this idea. Create a fabulous home library with floor-to-ceiling bookcases. You can make them yourself or go with custom-made wooden shelves for a more upscale look. Don’t forget a moveable library ladder. Add the finishing touch of charm to this room with comfy chairs and a couch so that you can curl up with your favorite book in a cozy setting. Be sure that you have good lighting and don’t forget those squishy pillows and a cup of tea.


These ideas are only the beginning of where your imagination can take you. Clean out that room, store the junk in self storage, and start your project with a blank canvas. Speaking of canvas, an artist’s studio is another great idea. Start shopping for a self storage unit today and have fun with your project!

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