The “bonus room” has become a staple of modern homes. Whether it’s the extra space over the garage, a finished basement, or even a den off the main level of your home, this room can be used for many different purposes. The key is to find a use for the room that is in line with your lifestyle. Custom home builders in Greensboro can design your bonus room with your intended purpose in mind to ensure you’ll get the most out of it.
Home Office/Homework Room
If you or your spouse work from home, a home office is a necessity. A bonus room can make an ideal home office, as long as you consider the location. If you need the office to be quiet and private, make sure it can be closed off from the rest of the house when necessary and don’t put it right next to the kitchen or living room. The office can also double as a homework room for the kids.
Home Gym /Yoga Studio
Dedication to fitness and a healthy lifestyle is much easier if you have a designated space for exercise. High ceilings give you plenty of room to move and natural light helps you feel more energized. Incorporate different types of equipment for the varied workout styles you and other members of your family prefer. Create a Zen space for yoga, Pilates, or martial arts. Include machines and weights for the lifters and treadmills for cardio. Don’t forget technology, such as a TV and audio equipment. Climate control is also important, so HVAC and ceiling fans are a wise addition.
Music Room/Art Studio
Does your family participate in the arts? Having a dedicated music room or art studio can give some members of the family a place to use their talents. Consider soundproofing if the intended use is a music room. You could even include a recording studio.
An art studio may need a sink for cleaning up and plenty of storage for supplies. Flooring should be durable, moisture-resistant, and easy to clean.
Are games a big part of your family dynamic? A game room may be the best use of your bonus room. From pool and foosball tables to a big screen TV and video game systems, your game room can be a place for family fun or for the kids to hang out with their friends. Include a small kitchenette with a refrigerator for drinks and snacks, a microwave, and a sink for clean-up.
You never know when you might have guests, and a spare bedroom can come in handy for those times. If you want to be able to use the space on the regular when you don’t have guests, you could incorporate a fold-out couch or a murphy bed so that the space can be made into a bedroom at a moment’s notice.
Get the Most from your “Bonus Room” with R & K Custom Home Builders in Greensboro
When building a custom home, your “bonus room” can be designed around the intended purpose for the room, with built-in features and specially selected materials. R & K Custom Homes has decades of experience designing homes around the homeowner’s interests so that the home is truly customized.