January 28, 2020 at 5:47pm | Ann Nguyen




Not sure what to do with that extra room? Better put your designer hat on before it gets relegated to storage space. Depending on your lifestyle, a bonus room presents plenty of opportunities to improve your home so that it better meets your needs. Here are just a few ideas for putting it to good use.


Game Room


Game rooms are an ideal way to get the whole family to sit down and spend time together. Load the space up with comfortable seating and all your favorite board games, or turn it into the perfect spot to host your friends, with a card table and billiards table.


Library


Want to get your family in front of more books and fewer screens? Convert your bonus room into a library and add a sophisticated appeal to your home at the same time. With beautiful built-in shelving, cozy seating and ample reading light, you can create the perfect spot to disappear into a good book and put your literary collection on display.


Children’s Playroom


Sometimes the kids need a little more space to hang out with friends and be active. For the little ones, all it really takes is fun furniture and whimsical décor for them to run wild with their imagination, while a recreation room for teenagers could include a ping pong or foosball table. Additionally, if your kids play an instrument, the playroom makes a great spot for them to practice without disturbing the rest of the family.


Home Theater


How about that home theater you’ve been dreaming of for years? Not only are they great for family movie nights and entertaining friends, but home theaters are also one of the most sought-after amenities among luxury homebuyers.


Meditation Room


If you feel like you need to find your Zen, a private space for meditation could be in order. A calming color palette, soothing artwork and a spot for burning candles and incense can quickly transform your bonus room into a meditation studio that will encourage reflection and relaxation. This type of space can also provide a great place for yoga.

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