July 28th, 2021

As summer ends, many parents will see their child leave for college. Parents will find themselves alone in a place once filled with running, yelling, loud music, and fights over the bathroom. There’s definitely a sense of loss as the transition is made, but it doesn’t mean it should be all bad.

Reclaiming the spaces once occupied by kids is one of the top things couples think about as this time gets closer. It’s time to take down the music posters, the random pieces of “art” that they tacked to the wall, and find a place for the stuff they couldn’t take with them. Once that is done, you’ve got a blank canvas to work with.

Here are 4 upgrades empty nesters make with the spare bedrooms they reclaim after their kids go to college.

Guest Room While not necessarily exciting, you may want to keep the bedroom a bedroom, minus all the angst-driven teen decorations. You’ll want to create a peaceful space where guests can come and stay and feel at home. With the other furniture in storage, you can restore life to the room with a new bed, new bedside tables, curtains, maybe even a fresh coat of paint. 

Crafts DIY Room Into quilting? Building? Maybe you’ve always wanted to, but didn’t have the space? Now you can. Having an entire room to explore a hobby can be exciting and really get those creative juices going. A new desk or table, hobby materials, new tools, and wall organizers can inspire and motivate your creativity. You can make this a reality once you’ve stored all the stuff previously in this room.

Exercise Room Forget traveling to the gym. Wake up and walk one room over to your new home gym. Think treadmill, stationary bike, weights, maybe an elliptical, you name it. No membership fees, no fighting with other gym members, no fear of awkward stares, just you, your home, and your gym. Now you can get in shape on your terms.

Man Cave Now is the perfect time to turn a room into the one solitary place a man can be a man. Dark paint, heavy wood, big screen TV, surround sound, high tech equipment, you name it. Whatever your vision is, now it can be a reality. Turn that extra space into a place you can call your own, and maybe have friends over. Excited? The opportunity is there, you just need to make a decision. We understand what it takes to prepare a new space and that’s why we encourage you to find a Key Storage near you and take advantage of our climate-controlled units with state-of-the-art security to keep what matters to you safe.

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