Living with someone and sharing household expenses can be a great way to reduce your monthly living costs. Statistics show that nearly one-third of all U.S. households are occupied by doubled-up adults. Unfortunately, living with a roommate often comes at the expense of some privacy. If you are craving some space for yourself, it might be beneficial to invest in a storage unit.
Here are two creative ways that you can use a storage unit to enjoy some privacy when you are living with roommates.
1. Create a private library.
Many people who have roommates are also attending college. If you are struggling to find a quiet space within your home where you can read and study, then creating your own private library inside of a storage unit could be beneficial.
The storage unit will always be available to you, unlike the buildings on campus that close during the night. Throwing up a few bookshelves to keep your textbooks off the floor, adding a comfortable old couch to lounge on, and including a desk inside your storage unit can easily convert the space into your own private library.
Just be sure that you are investing in a storage unit with electrical outlets to accommodate some lamps and power your laptop computer, and you will be able to thoroughly enjoy your private study area.
2. Create your own private entertainment spot.
Living with roommates often means that space is limited. If you want to have some people over for a night of fun, your roommate might not be willing to give up his or her space in order to accommodate your friends.
By investing in a storage unit, you can easily create a private entertainment spot where you can spend time with your friends. Since there are no neighbors in a storage unit, you won't have to worry about keeping noise levels to a minimum, and you will have space to set up a Foosball or ping pong table for your friends to play with.
A storage unit with electrical outlets enables you to add a stereo for music and a refrigerator for refreshments, allowing you to create a hangout spot that will be more affordable than visiting a bar or nightclub each night if your roommate doesn't approve of parties.
Using a storage unit to create a quiet study area or a private entertainment space for you and your friends can be a great way to enhance your quality of living when sharing your home with a roommate.