Bonus Rooms: Brilliant Ideas


Meadow Ridge Plan 4XThe generous dimensions in a bonus room allow you to fashion a room that is just right for your family’s activities. A bonus room gives you the freedom to create a home office, craft or hobby area or even an inspired yoga retreat. With a little imagination, the sky’s the limit for how you can use a bonus room in your new Pardee home!

Focus on fitness
Create an inspiring space to practice Pilates or pump iron. Set the tone by incorporating an energizing hue, such as sunny yellow. Place a treadmill or elliptical in front of an elevated flat screen or focus on smaller equipment like free weights and exercise balls. When you include shelving, you’ll have an organized space for resistance bands, yoga mats and other gear.

Media mood
Imagine being able to escape to your very own home theater to watch the big game or your favorite movies. Think comfortable seating – cushy loungers or sectional sofas arranged in front of a large screen TV or projection screen. Add blackout curtains and mood lighting for the full movie theater effect. You might want to check out this DIY Network video on equipment, via Best Buy.

Kids’ play.
Create ample storage for a playful kids’ area with shelving or built ins to hold board games, puzzles and building sets. Add baskets to corral smaller items like Legos or marbles. A dress-up trunk and mirror encourages creativity and a repurposed kitchen table offers the kids a building and play area. Consider painting one wall with chalkboard paint. More from DIY Network on colorful accents.

Teen retreat.
With an easy and informal atmosphere, teens will love having their own space and inviting friends over. Think durable fabrics and finishes, but include a desk area or built in for a computer/homework space. Add a television and cozy seating for movies and video games or kick it up with a ping pong or air hockey table. Include a mini fridge for drinks and snacks. TLC has even more ideas.

Raise the bar.
With a big television, bar area or game tables, a man cave is sure to be a favorite for the man on your list to relax and entertain. Think masculine – dark wood, leather furniture and rugged furnishings.

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