Extra Room: Construction-Free Suggestions for Additional Spaces

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Most houses have a spare room that can be used to accommodate visitors, serve as storage, or even function as a room for trophies. If you’re considering the addition of one in your own home, then you might be thinking of extending and renovating. This would require the services of a construction firm and the shelling out of funds for materials and labour.

But what if you don’t want all that hassle and you don’t have the time? Fortunately, there are easy and effective ways for you to add a spare room without the hassle of a complete makeover.


Large display cabinets could actually function both as dividers and décor in your room, considering the variety of designs that you can choose from. Have the cabinets delineate the borders of the room you’re making, giving the sense of allocation and a clear indication of the division of space. You can also make use of creative sculptures put inside the cabinets for added customisation as well as giving the room an artsy feel. Large ornate wardrobes and shelves can also be utilised in the same manner.

Sliding Doors

Modern sliding barn door

Nothing says room divider like sliding doors. They are relatively easy to install and what’s better is that they’re light and have different models to choose from. Materials range from wood to glass and you can choose from Western-style cavity slider doors to the oriental style Japanese sliding doors.

It’s a great way to maximise the space while making sure that your privacy is secured and, depending on the material used, possibly letting light in naturally. Sliding doors have been around for centuries and it remains one of the more basic solutions for additional rooms.

Screens and Dividers

These are usually foldable and decorated stands that can be utilised to divide a larger room. What’s great about these items is that they also come in all forms and sizes, and you could fit it in any space that requires it. Furthermore, they are also easy to install, to the point that you can do it yourself. These are perfect if you only want to make temporary rooms and offer limited privacy, though.


These household items are fairly easy to find and can do the job of dividing a room perfectly. Curtains are great for utilising as dividers because they can easily be packed and carried by one person and they need minimal screws or nails to install them in your home. Depending on your taste and needs, you can go for the more transparent look to the heavier and darker-coloured material to ensure privacy and offset natural light. They can also be easily cleaned and laundered.

Adding a room does not always mean that you have to remodel your home completely. If you take these suggestions into account, you’ll be able to maximise your time and save your budget while achieving your purpose. All you need is a bit of imagination, ingenuity, and innovation. This is your home, so it should come naturally that you continue to improve it without investing beyond your capacity.


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