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den-bedroom conversionA den-bedroom conversion isn’t as simple and straightforward as one would imagine. In fact, although not difficult or overly technical, it does present its own set of challenges. This is due to the fact it won’t officially be considered a bedroom. That requires a closet (which can be accomplished with the addition of a wardrobe.) But, it also means arranging it in a way that meets the needs of functionality and style. The good news is, you only need to have some level of contracting skills but you don’t need extensive experience.

What to Know about a Den-Bedroom Conversion

If you need an extra bedroom to accommodate guests, family, or because you want to sell your home and list it with another bedroom, you can gain one without having to go through the time, effort, and serious cost of building a room addition.

Decorate your den to serve multiple purposes, such as turning it into an extra bedroom if you’re short on sleeping space or a temporary retreat if you have guests coming. Decorate the space with the primary function of the room serving as your guide. For example, privacy will be more important for a semi-permanent bedroom. —

Sure, a den bedroom conversion will provide your home with another dedicated private sleeping space. However, you should know that in the world of residential real estate, this is a no-no. That’s because it’s a statistical fact that rooms converted to serve a different purpose are frowned upon by homebuyers. So, if you plan to sell your house in the future, although you might have another bedroom, be aware you’ve taken away a perfectly good multipurpose space.

Simple Den-Bedroom Conversion Guide for Odenton Property Owners


  • Empty out the space. You’ll necessarily need to empty out the room of all contents, no matter how small. Take out all furniture, decor, and anything else that’s in the room to have a blank space to work with. It will also help to keep your furniture and decor free of dust and debris as you work to transform your den into a bedroom.
  • Frame a closet. If you have dead space in a wall separating another room in your home, you can use this as a place to build-in a closet. This will save usable square footage and provide more free space in the room once it’s converted. If you don’t have any dead space, frame the closet against a wall, out from a corner. Remember, it doesn’t have to be large, just enough to provide a little storage and shelving.
  • Install shelves and doors. Next, you’ll need to install shelves and a clothes rack to complete the transformation. Use the space wisely so you can store things like clothing, shoes, and more. To finish, you have to hang a door on the closet and on the entry/exit to the former den space.

When you’re ready to start the process and need remodeling debris cleanup and removal, just phone 800-433-1094 or visit Haul Junk Away.

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