Remodeling the Empty Nest: 10 Ways to Transform Your Space

By Ellen Sturm Niz

Always dreamed of a walk-in closet, extra bathroom, or dedicated crafting space? Get inspired with these ideas of what your child's old bedroom could be now that the house is all yours.

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Remodeling the Empty Nest: 10 Ways to Transform Your Space
Revel in the luxury of a closet that is not just walk-in but walk-around-in. Colleen of the blog Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill decided to turn an extra bedroom into a luxurious closet.

Colleen outfitted her brother's old bedroom with expansive racks for clothes, shelving for shoes, handbags, and hats, and a well-organized vanity table with daily beauty essentials. Plus, a chaise lounge with comfy pillows is the perfect spot to relax while considering wardrobe options.

Get the details at Jimmy Choos on the Treadmill.

Just because the kids have flown the coop doesn’t mean you don’t still need a cozy gathering space. Denise of the blog The Painted Home transformed a bonus bedroom into a welcoming space where friends and family could get comfy on movie night or when binge-watching the next season of House of Cards

Denise kept the look of the room shabby chic—and was even able to leave a framed wreath and small shelf displaying a topiary exactly where it was.

Get the details at The Painted Home.

A small extra bedroom can become a large master bathroom with a little imagination—and new plumbing.

Kim of Newly Woodwards based this bathroom design on a shower curtain she loved. Sticking to off-the-rack fixtures from a big-box home store kept the project low-budget while custom built-in cubbies for baskets full of bathroom essentials provide organized storage. Get the details at Newly Woodwards.

View the rest of this slideshow on Country Living >>


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