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Benefits of a 1 Bedroom Plus Den


There are several reasons why the rent of a one bedroom plus den is the obvious choice for so many. One plus dens has always trumped the simple one bedroom, both in terms of stature and price. The den can act as a multipurpose space to accommodate your lifestyle.

Some dens are at the front of the unit. This is great for an office space, a nursery, a home gym, a closet, a Zen corner, make up station or even a small space for a single bed and a desk.  If the den is located just off the kitchen, many transform the space into a dining room or an extension of the kitchen with extra cabinetry space.

Here are some different ways to spruce up your DEN!

Extra Bedroom Room

Many residents have created a unique space for their children, utilize the option for a guest room or turn it into a nursery. By blocking off the area with shelves, hanging ceiling curtains or drapes, or even room dividers our one plus den can be turned into a two bedroom with ease.

Shelves are great dividers. Not only to they provide a separation of the space they provided an option for storage.

Drapes are a great way to create a unique feel with a customized look.  You can choose from so many different types of curtain or drapes. It really depends on what type of look you want to express.  Curtains and drapes are a bit different, drapes unlike curtains are usually offered in stiffer, thicker fabrics, and are oftentimes sold custom-sized to fit your exact dimensions. Due to their thicker construction and custom-design, drapes are considered more formal and luxurious than curtains.

As you are renting and do not wish to drill holes. Always reach out to management if you decide to make foundation changes in your suite. If you would like to hang curtains without drilling follow these simple directions.

Gather your materials

  • Measure and mark for hook placement
  • Scrape away any ceiling texture
  • Install adhesive-backed hooks
  • Thread curtains onto the rod
  • Hang the rod

As you can see, the process of hanging curtains, even without drilling holes, is not complicated.

1. Gather Your Materials

This is a good beginning step for any job. Having everything ready to grab can help to keep your project moving along smoothly.

Materials needed for this project:

  • Adhesive-backed hooks
  • Curtain rod
  • Measuring tape
  • Putty knife
  • Pencil
  • Step ladder

With Adhesive-backed hooks you will want to be sure that you get hooks rated for a fair amount of weight. No one wants to have their curtains come crashing down when closing them. Especially if you have that active child that jumps off the bed when called to dinner grabbing the curtain for leverage! Keep in mind that not all adhesive utility hooks are created equal, so choose wisely.

Room dividers are another affordable and easy way to divide a room with no assembly required. You can purchase room dividers mostly anywhere and can also create a unique addition to a den room’s separation. Plus you have creative control of how the divider will look. Spruce up your space by adding a unique design or a fun pop of colour!

Work From Home in Comfort

Office space is so beneficial with more and more working from home.  That extra space can be utilized for an office, without having to spend the 2 bedroom money! For many, this is not an issue if they can save money, but most den’s come with a unique and different layout.

Get Your Sweat On

If you like to sweat in private a more intimate workout scenario may be good for you. Turning a den, into a home gym can help make your daily weight training or cardio routine easier, and that might mean sticking with your exercise regimen long enough to get the results you are after. Having easy access to your weights or a comfy place to practice yoga or Pilates can be a time-saver. A den can fit equipment like free weights, exercise balls and even a small portable treadmill. Going to the building gym is great option but having the option for an at home fitness space could help with your fitness goals!


Find Your Zen with a Meditation Room

Imagine having a room in your house that heals your mind, body and soul? A place where you can unwind at the end of the day that allows you to escape the daily stressors of life. A meditation room is the perfect place to find your inner Zen. Add a scented candle, personal decorations and play soothing music and before you know it, you will be a world away!

The space can also be used for a Zen corner with plants, salt lamps, diffusers, and meditation pillows. It all depends on how creative you want to get and what works best for you! In the end, who couldn’t use the extra space, I know I could!

Doll Yourself Up with a Unique Beauty Corner

Is there anything more luxurious than having a space in your home dedicated to getting you in the vortex of feeling and looking good? We think not. Create a makeup room in your DEN! It’s a space wholly devoted to you. Transform your den into a glamorous makeup room.

What’s a makeup room you ask? A makeup room (also called a vanity studio, beauty room, or makeup studio) is a customized area in your home where you can do your makeup and skincare routines and focus on yourself.

Below is a beauty room shopping list to give you an idea of some of the supplies you might need. Use this to create a checklist for your own space. If you’re on a tight budget, see what you can source second-hand.

Furniture

  • Vanity
  • Chair or stool
  • Mirror(s)
  • Storage chest

Decorative items

  • Vase with flowers or feather plumes
  • Trinket dishes
  • Decorative trays 
  • Framed wall art
  • Personal photos
  • Candles
  • Room divider

Makeup tools and accessories

  • Makeup lights and lamps
  • Skincare fridge
  • Makeup organizers
  • Beauty blender
  • Jade roller 
  • Eyelash curler 
  • Makeup brushes

Creating a beauty corner is a great place to have some me-time, hone your skills, and take killer videos and selfies. Feel pretty, beautiful and admired everyone!

Ways you can save money with a den

Need an extra bedroom but don’t have the extra budget? With the obvious choice saving money on monthly rent some 2 bedrooms may not fit into your budget. Secondly, the cost of utilities bills is reduced. The difference between a 1 bedroom plus den and a 2 bedroom in utilities costs can sometimes be as much as $30 a month. With saving a few dollars here and there it could make an enormous difference in your spending / saving life. Check out our one plus den options at www.myrental.ca or contact leasing directly at leasing@myrental.ca

Enjoy your space and treat yourself to what you deserve.

Happy suite living!