our spare room and what we did with it
my husband and I are all that live here and we have a 3 bedroom home, one room we keep as a guest room, but we have a library wall in there, entertainment center with lots of dvds, vcr tapes for company and an armoire with sewing and craft things in it that pulls out for working on sewing and craft things (with view of t v also)and the walk in closet stores craft and sewing projects as well as a cleaning product wall with brooms and vacuums.etc.
but the other spare bedroom we turned into a gym/storage room.
we have a lot of gym equipement in that room, a total gym, a weider 3 station weightlifting gym machine, a free weight bench and a bookcase with weightlifting books and weights, and a recumbant bike and stepper.
when we work out in there we like to use the t v..which has satellite hook up..and needed a surface to put it on..so we had one 7' long wall that we didn't need for anything in the room..so we put 7' of base (kitchen type cabinets) along the wall..7' of countertop and 7' of wall kitchen type cabinets..so it is a storage wall..we left enough room between the center cabinet and the countertop for a large t v so we can see it from all of the weightlifting, bike equipement..etc..
those cabinets sure came in handy for extra storage. We keep extra cans of paint in there to keep them from freezing in the garage, we have extra pantry items, extra cleaning supplies, paper supplies, etc..there are a lot of drawers where we keep cleaning rags, garbage bags, extra light bulbs, etc..
it was a minimal expense to put in the cabinets..but it sure does store a lot of stuff that is stuff we will use,not just clutter