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A Bonus Room that Grows with your Family

Posted on October 21, 2016 by kim

If you’ve recently purchased a home with a bonus room, the question you may be asking yourself is what to do with that extra space? It’s nice to have a room that can grow and adapt to the changing needs of your family throughout the years. The experts at Whole Home have a few ideas for ways to use your bonus room.

Guest Room/In-Law Suite
It’s always nice to have a place for guests to stay when then come in town. Turn your bonus room into a guest room so that friends and family can stay in comfort. You could also turn it into an in-law suite for grandparents who can no longer live on their own. Having this room on the first floor is a plus. It means family and friends who can’t easily maneuver stairs can spend their time on the main level with everyone else. It’s also important to have a full bathroom on the same floor. 

Play Room
Having a room for the kids to keep their toys is a great idea. It means you don’t have toys scattered all through the house on the floor and on the stairs, creating tripping hazards. Keeping the mess confined to one room also makes it easier to host guests, especially surprise visitors.

Office/Homework Room
When the kids are older, turn the bonus room into an office and homework room. Having a space where everyone goes to get work done keeps clutter off the dining room table, and means the kids won’t be distracted from studying with everything in their rooms. Add a desk for everyone to stay organized.

It’s important that your home works for you as your family grows and changes. Call the experts at Whole Home to plan your next home renovation to fit your family’s needs.  

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