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Convert Living Room To Bedroom

Convert Living Room To Bedroom

So you want to squeeze even more money out of your property? Why not convert some living space into a bedroom! It’s so easy. With the average room renting for just short of £500 in the UK, you could be walking around with an extra half a grand in your pocket every month. Here’s how to do it.  The boring legal bit Steady now, profiteer! Before you turn that lovely communal area into your own personal piggy bank, you should know that making your property fit to house more people could change the occupancy license you need. If you have a house in multiple occupancy already, then it could be the case that converting a room into a bedroom and taking on another tenant could push you into the threshold of needing a Large House in Multiple Occupation license. This could be the case if the new room tips you over 5 people, living over three floors and sharing communal utilities. Choose wisely There are some obvious conditions on which rooms will convert well into bedrooms. It won’t work with an open plan living/kitchen space, obviously. Nor will it work if the living room is a passage to somewhere else like the front door or bathroom. It will only work best if the living room is like an old fashioned parlour: a room with only one door just off from a corridor or other communal living space. Even better is if like a parlous, it doesn’t share a wall with any other living space or bedrooms. Lofts make good conversions for this reason. Divide and conquer If you don’t have the luxury of a parlour-like living space to convert, you still have options. Try and divide off an area of room so that the bedroom part retains some privacy, while the room can still be traversed. Big book cases, curtains or even old-school shuttered room dividers can do a great job for you here. Beware though – the lower rent that such a split-use room will command may mean that the conversion is not worth pursuing. Set up rules If the new bedroom isn’t able to be sealed off from public use, then you need some strict rules of access to make it fair for the occupant. Setting up certain times that it can be gone into (or through) will help protect the tenant from constant traffic and invasion of their room.
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Convert Living Room To Bedroom

Use a pressurized wall What is exactly is a flex or pressurized wall? A pressurized wall is simply a temporary wall that can be installed to “create” an extra room – usually a bedroom. Pressurized walls are either built on site with 2x4s or built elsewhere and brought in. You can use a pressurized wall to convert a common area – like a living room or dining room — into an additional bedroom. Or, convert a two-bedroom into a three-bedroom, or a three into a four and so on. For example, if you and your roommate are shopping for apartments, search for a large one-bedroom instead of two. Then, look at the floor plans. Do you see a living room or dining room in the layout? With some creativity and innovation, you can install a pressurized wall in the dining room or living room to create an additional bedroom. True, you will forego having a living room or dining room, but this is a common way to share space and save money.
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Convert Living Room To Bedroom

What is exactly is a flex or pressurized wall? A pressurized wall is simply a temporary wall that can be installed to “create” an extra room – usually a bedroom. Pressurized walls are either built on site with 2x4s or built elsewhere and brought in. You can use a pressurized wall to convert a common area – like a living room or dining room — into an additional bedroom. Or, convert a two-bedroom into a three-bedroom, or a three into a four and so on. For example, if you and your roommate are shopping for apartments, search for a large one-bedroom instead of two. Then, look at the floor plans. Do you see a living room or dining room in the layout? With some creativity and innovation, you can install a pressurized wall in the dining room or living room to create an additional bedroom. True, you will forego having a living room or dining room, but this is a common way to share space and save money.
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Convert Living Room To Bedroom

You can use a pressurized wall to convert a common area – like a living room or dining room — into an additional bedroom. Or, convert a two-bedroom into a three-bedroom, or a three into a four and so on. For example, if you and your roommate are shopping for apartments, search for a large one-bedroom instead of two. Then, look at the floor plans. Do you see a living room or dining room in the layout? With some creativity and innovation, you can install a pressurized wall in the dining room or living room to create an additional bedroom. True, you will forego having a living room or dining room, but this is a common way to share space and save money.
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Convert Living Room To Bedroom

When you have a small home, the living room is often used also as a bedroom. This means you have to find a way to use that room as a living area during the day and as a bedroom at night. However, this is not the only reason why someone would want to turn their living room into a bedroom. There’s also the possibility that the layout of the apartment is not exactly how you want it. In this case, maybe the living room would be more apropriate to serve as a bedroom and what was formerly a bedroom can be turned into an office or maybe a games room.Whatever the reason is, let’s see how you can successfully transform this room.
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Convert Living Room To Bedroom

‘The worst part of living in the living room was when people would come round who I didn’t know, because they were your friends, and I’d have to explain that I live in the living room,’ he says. ‘It’s fine during house parties though – I’d just go and sleep in your bed if I was tired.’ Have a rule where you’re allowed to crash in another person’s room if your room is full of guests, because that’s only fair. Secondly, have a rule where if the door is shut, it means you don’t want to be disturbed. I’d come in late and if the door was shut I’d never go into the living room, because it’s really important to have some privacy if you’re living in what is essentially a communal area. There was also a window going from the kitchen to the living room, which we made sure was covered up at all times.
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Convert Living Room To Bedroom

Once you start searching online for NYC apartments for rent, you will occasionally see listings that announce, “Opportunity for flex 2 bed,” or 2 bedroom / flex 3 bedroom apartment.” This means that the “flex 2 bed” is really a one-bedroom that can be converted into a two-bedroom and the “flex 3 bedroom” is really a two-bedroom that can be converted into a three-bedroom. Just use the “Advanced Search” field on StreetEasy and enter “flex apartments” in the description field.
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Convert Living Room To Bedroom

If it’s a good living room, it’ll probably make a bad bedroom. So pick a bad living room. ‘You need to check that it has separate access and isn’t a thoroughfare. Dining room tables that fold up are a plus, a sofa bed is ideal and check there’s somewhere to store your clothes – I used a chest of drawers that made the living room look quite decorative. I think I put a watch and a lamp on it,’ Tom remembers. Oh, and make sure there’s adequate ventilation because ‘the living room is often where people eat so you end up with a room that smells like curry’. On top of this, it’s important to ensure that there aren’t interior windows facing in from other areas of the house. In our first flat, there was one looking in from the kitchen which we boarded up because privacy is important. There was also a big hole in the wall looking in from the kitchen which we didn’t board up because it was really useful for, like, passing food through canteen-style, but in retrospect we bloody should have done.
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If the transformation needs to be complete, meaning that you want to permanently turn the living room into a bedroom, than the process is very simple. Just start decorating it as you wish in order to obtain a bedroom decor of your choice. If, one the other hand, this room will have to have a double function, than things are a little more complicated. In order to be able to preserve the living room-like look during the day but to also be able to use the room as a comfortable and cozy bedroom during the night, some of the furniture pieces will have to fulfill a double function.

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