Bonus rooms are amazing for families because they come with so much creative potential. A bonus room can grow to fit your family’s needs as things change and time progresses. It can lend itself to countless uses with an ever-changing floor plan that ultimately benefits your family. Whether you have a small or large family, bonus rooms can be full of fun and entertainment. Here are some fun and popular ideas countless families have used in the creation of their bonus rooms:
Movie theater room
Everyone loves a good movie. And what better place to enjoy it than a theater room in the comfort of your own home. Friday nights or weekends will never be the same. You and your family can spend quality time together enjoying movies or TV shows as one unit. Movie time is a great way to get your kids to sit down with you and just spend time in each other’s company. You can decorate with soft lighting, black-out curtains for that true movie theater feel, comfy couches or individual chairs, and even a popcorn machine just in case you get hungry. Friday nights or weekends can be spent enjoying movies or TV shows as a family and provide a great place for kids and families to hang out. Finish things off with a big-screen television, DVD/Blu-ray player, surround sound, or even a projector and you have all the ingredients for movie magic.
Game/kids play room
For some more engaged family fun, a game room can be a great place to gather and play as a family. Game tables such as pool or foosball are great for these kinds of large family spaces. Play rooms can offer tons of storage space for toys and board games, even puzzles. It’s also a great way to keep all the toys and mess in one area instead of strewn about the house.
Kids play rooms are a great place to boost imagination and creativity. Utilize bright colors and furniture to make the room extra playful. If you have older and younger kids using the space, try to split it up so one child can use one side while the other gets their own space. Having a little table for crafts or puzzles is a great way to center kids and keep them focused on coloring or painting without making too much of a mess.
If your kids are a bit older, having a bonus room as a hangout space makes having sleepovers or parties that much easier. A hangout space can serve many functions, which is great for older kids. Decorate one area with a sofa, TV, and a couple chairs or pillows to create a fun hangout space. In another area you could create a reading nook with bookshelves that can also double as storage for board games.
In addition, one section could be fitted with a desk for homework space. While it may not be your kids favorite part of the room, having a place where they can quietly focus on their homework could certainly be beneficial. It will also give them some privacy as they get older and crave more space of their own.
Not every bonus room is the same—some are large and some are the size of a big bedroom. No matter the size of your space, you can turn it into a family-centered place in your home. Think about what your family needs in an extra space. Or perhaps, put it to a vote among your family and find out what they would prefer. If you need help planning out your family-friendly bonus room, contact one of our professionals today.