Deciding what to add to your current space is an exciting journey—but it can also be stressful if you don’t know what type of “bonus room” is the best for your family’s needs. Do you want more room to entertain, relax, work, play with the kids, or some combination of many things? No matter what your needs are for your new space, here are some of our top ideas for how to use extra space or a new addition that both you and your spouse will love:
A sunroom is a great addition if you’re thinking about adding on to your home. Although it will be an investment to build, you’ll save on a lot of expenses that you’d need to consider in any other home addition, such as plumbing, insulation, and even wall décor. Sunrooms are also great for storing things that you use outside and might not want to keep in the rest of your home, such as sports equipment, gardening tools, pet products, camping equipment, and more. Plus, a sunroom is a unique feature that allows you to enjoy the sunshine and the great outdoors from the comfort of your own home, whether you’re relaxing, reading, playing, enjoying a meal, or anything else!
Whether you’re adding on to your house or trying to decide what to do with the space you currently have, a home theater is a great addition that never goes out of style. Home theaters aren’t for everyone, but if you’re a movie buff or you just want a comfortable place to entertain, it’s definitely an idea worth considering. It’s perfect for a date night for just the two of you, for hosting friends, and for a fun night for the whole family.
This is a great multi-use space that you can easily repurpose to serve your needs later on. If you work from home, having a designated room as your home office is a great way to physically and mentally separate work from personal or family time. Or if you want a place for kids to do homework with minimal distractions or just need a quiet space to be productive from time to time, a home office is a perfect room to get things done. A home office can also double as a home library and can be a great way to store books, documents, a movie collection, and more effectively and efficiently.
A game room is a great way to mix things up and create a space just for having fun! Whether you’re more into board games or billiards, game rooms are great for entertaining and for having a fun night in with your spouse and/or the whole family. Designating a game room is a great way to store things like games, toys, sports equipment, and more without having it take over your whole home. Plus, if you have kids, it’s a good strategy to separate playtime from chores, work, or mealtimes, and having a designated space for playing can help keep the rest of the house a little less cluttered.
There are a lot of ideas out there for exactly what to do with your extra room or your new addition. Before you decide fully on one concept, make sure to decide with your spouse what you want to get out of your new space. From there, you can make a decision together about what type of bonus room is perfect for both of you. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your bonus room project, please contact us today!