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What to Do With Your Multi-Purpose Room

What to Do With Your Multi-Purpose Room

A multipurpose room is an exciting opportunity to make the most out of your home interior. Here are some ideas for how to repurpose an empty room and how to make sure it looks its best for years to come.

Multipurpose Room Ideas

Choosing a Purpose for the Space

What do you need most in your home? What space could you create that will make your home more practical, reduce stress, and create the most welcoming environment possible? The answer is different for everyone, but here are some of our clients’ favorite uses for extra rooms:

  • Spare Bedroom: Whether planning to grow your family or wanting to accommodate more out-of-town friends, extra bedrooms are always a good idea. They also enhance the value of your property should you decide to put it on the market in the future.

  • Playroom: Give the kids a safe, familiar place to play while you work, get chores done, or enjoy some R&R.

  • Movie Room: Home theaters are a unique way to entertain friends, family, and guests and give hours of enjoyment while watching your favorite shows and movies.

  • Home Office: With more people than ever working from home, a dedicated office space is an excellent way to keep you focused and productive while maintaining work-life balance.

  • Home Gym: Staying healthy at home is a great goal, and it’s that much easier to achieve with all the equipment you need right down the hall.

  • Hobby or Craft Room: Crafting and hobbies offer the perfect way to destress while creating something beautiful. Using your multipurpose space as a craft room keeps everything organized and gives the whole family a fun-filled new room to enjoy.

Once you know how you’ll use your room, it’s time to get the room ready with interior painting services that keep it clean, strong, and welcoming no matter what.

Clean and Declutter

Chances are, you’ve been using your multipurpose room as a “miscellaneous” room, so the first step to repurposing it is to clear it out. Remove all clutter, as well as furnishings, fixtures, and decor you don’t plan to use in the new room.

Then, it’s time to clean the room. Vacuuming, sweeping, and running an air purifier will help remove dust and debris from the walls, floors, and air. If you’re planning to paint, damaged paint should be removed and the walls wiped clean and allowed to dry completely before any new primers and paint are applied.

Update Lighting

The lighting in your home interior plays a major role in how your paint finishes look. Updating the lighting before repainting will ensure you love the look of the colors, textures, and finishes in your multipurpose room from the beginning. Natural light, dim or bright artificial light, and overhead vs. back-lighting are going to give your interior painting a different look and feel.

Add Storage

Chances are, your “new to you” space will need storage for toys, movies, books, weights, or whatever you plan to use in the repurposed room. Bringing in cabinets is a great way to save space and keep the room looking clean and inviting. And you don’t have to go brand new if that’s not in your budget. You can plan on cabinet painting services for older pieces to modernize them and bring them into the aesthetic of the rest of the room.

Pick Your Colors

The paint color selection of your multipurpose room depends on a few things:

  • Your Existing Interior Paint Palette: Unless you’re doing a whole-house interior repaint, it’s best to stick with your existing interior paint color palette. This helps your rooms flow together and makes your entire home interior feel more spacious. If you are starting over, it’s best to use a color wheel to find complementary and contrasting colors that work together to create a pleasing visual effect.

  • Potential Accent Walls: Including an accent wall is a creative choice for a room where the focal point is centered on one wall. You can use one of the colors in your color family on this wall, and you can include wall texturing to make it more visually interesting.

  • Size of the Room: Light neutrals, light earth tones, or pale blues and greens are popular color groups to make a room feel more open and spacious. These colors also all work well with a wide range of natural and artificial lighting combinations.

Paint, Paint, Paint

Once you’ve got your colors picked out, your surfaces prepped, and your primer dried, it’s time to paint! Painting a multipurpose room to match its new function will likely include:

  • Wall and Ceiling Painting: Painting walls and ceilings will be an important first step in bringing your new room to life. With appropriate surface preparation and application, interior paint finishes can last for years without needing to be reapplied.

  • Trim Painting: Trim painting gives a pop of color and dimension and can really make a room makeover feel more complete.

  • Door and Window Painting: Chances are, you’ll find wear and tear on doors and windows. Putting on a fresh coat of window or door paint will make the whole room look cleaner and more up to date.

  • Cabinet Painting: If you’re adding storage, cabinet painting is a cost-effective way to include that storage in your room update without costly rebuilds or reconstruction. Cabinets also offer a fun canvas on which to experiment with color and gloss without painting an entire room a bold color.

Don’t Go It Alone

You’ve got enough on your plate with planning and budgeting a room makeover. To be sure it gets done right the first time, hire local house painters you can trust. Trico Painting are the exterior and interior painting contractors Roseville, CA calls for their room makeovers, including wall, ceiling, door, window, trim, and cabinet painting.

We can also apply specialty textures and finishes to make the space totally unique. Whatever you can dream up for your spare room, we’re ready to make it happen. Contact Trico Painting for your interior painting services estimate today.