Ways to utilize your bonus room that add flexibility to your home.
More than just extra storage, a bonus room can become the ideal space for crafts, hobbies, or entertaining. Cheerful colors and dormer windows help create an open feel for a play room or rec room. Or, use darker colors and rich details to create an intimate entertaining space. Check out these bonus room photos from a selection of Don Gardner home plans:
Dormer window seats and light, neutral colors make this an inviting game room. The perfect spot for Foosball, board games, or an arcade machine, without taking up space on the main level.
This bonus room is large enough for a billiards table. Darker colors are softened by white wainscoting with a built-in entertainment center that anchors the space.
An alternative to the bright and sunny bonus room, this media room can be completely darkened to enjoy movies on the big screen. Set up with surround sound, dimmer lights, and cozy couches, with a wet bar for snacks and drinks so there’s no need to run downstairs during the show.
A more traditional option is to set up a bedroom or guest room. This bonus room is pre-designed with a full bathroom and plenty of space for one or more beds. Dormers provide the perfect spot for a desk to make guests feel at home.
Because it’s separated from the rest of the home, the bonus room is a great place to get creative with your design and color choices. This playroom is a kid’s dream with vibrant colors, bunk beds, and plenty of room to play!
Move band practice from the garage up to the bonus room where it’s climate controlled. Older children can practice their instruments with less worry about the noise level bothering others in the home.