You’ve just decided to build your new dream home in the Knightdale Station new home community. You have ideas and design plans, for your kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, and all points throughout. However, you may still be unsure of what to make that fantastic extra space with the unfinished room you have. Luckily for you, the experts at recently released a helpful list of Bonus Room Ideas that may help you choose what you’d like to do with that space. 

A walk-in closet space is a popular “bonus room idea” that can always be helpful for extra space.

Bonus Room Ideas: Games, Food, or a Movie Anyone???

The possibilities may not be endless, but with a decent sized bonus room, they may be pretty close. Naders, the popular California-based furniture experts, name 12 Bonus Room Ideas for you to ponder as you decide what to do with your space.

Get Ready with Plenty of Space and Storage

Starting on the top Bonus Room Ideas listing is a walk-in closet. At, they explain the reasoning and perks on turning this space into such and area. “If you are the kind of person that always seems to have more clothes and shoes than closet space.” It goes on to finish saying, “you might love the idea of turning your spare room into a giant walk-in closet.”

Moving on to suggest what to include as part of these, the article continues. “Add a few clothes racks, a vanity table with a mirror, and lots of shelves and drawers. You will soon turn your wasted space into the perfect place to get ready for school, work, or a night out.”

A game room or “man cave” is certainly an option that many choose to use their bonus room space for.

Sit Back and Relax in a Home Theater

The next idea that is detailed for Bonus Room Ideas is a Home Theater. Do not get drawn in and worried thinking this idea is only doable by spending outrageous amounts of money… because that is certainly not the case. While you may splurge if you like, this can also be an inexpensive method if you’d rather.

Just as long as your family likes to relax, whether for movies, sports, or a favorite TV program, the Bonus Room Ideas to make this a Home Theatre is a great one. Again, Nader’s offers up how to approach the Home Theater room and different ways you may set it up. “If you want to go big or go home, you can add in a row of recliners with built-in cup holders and a large, flat-screen TV. Other, more cost-conscious families might opt for an older TV and a well-loved sofa, recliner, or a few beanbag chairs. Pair your seating area with blankets, pillows, and popcorn and you will have the perfect place to relax and unwind.”

Cards? Billiards? Bonus Room Ideas for a Game Room

Sticking with the entertainment theme, our next listing of Bonus Room Ideas is a Game Room. This like the previous idea could be done in either simple of grand fashion. The Nader’s team touch on a few ways to approach the game room idea.

“Combine a pool table or a poker table with a cozy lounge area,” it begins. “You will be well on your way to hosting a relaxed group of friends or neighbors. You could upgrade the game room by including a built-in bar, complete with a mini-fridge full of cold drinks and maybe even a wine rack.”

A kitchenette or area for drinks and snacks has been an increasingly popular way to utilize a bonus room in recent times.

Snacks and Refreshments: Bring a Bit of the Kitchen to Your Bonus Room Ideas

The top Bonus Room Ideas for 2020 continue, and our next entry is a kitchenette. “Keeping a few snacks and cold drinks in a kitchenette can be extremely convenient for busy families.” Nader’s continues explain, “especially those with larger houses.”

“This works particularly well for spare rooms that are located in the basement or on the home’s upper floors.” It concludes, “Grab a snack between activities or a cold drink to keep you going during a long day.”

Creativity, Health and the Kids: More Bonus Room Ideas Discussion is Ahead.

In our next post in this series, we will look at several more creative and practical Bonus Room Ideas. This will take us to places that the whole family can enjoy, whether they want to use their creativity, muscles, or just have fun.

To see more of Bonus Room Ideas at Nader’s, visit Likewise, for more information on the builders or new homes at Knightdale Station, go to

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In this article, we will continue with all the great offerings the Town of Knightdale has for the youngsters in town to enjoy. That being said, we would be remiss to not discuss the Knightdale Youth Athletics programs.

Teamwork is taught and lifelong memories and friends are made!

In our previous post, both Tennis and Volleyball were discussed as new offerings from the town. However, the Knightdale Youth Athletics do include baseball, softball, basketball, and soccer. These programs are all thriving and not only offer fun and active ways for the kids to get involved but are also some of the more successful in the area.

Whether Spring or Fall, the Knightdale Youth Athletics action is Hot on the Diamond.

With two full “seasons” of action each year, the youth baseball and softball programs in Knightdale keep the kids “on the bases” almost all year round. With a Spring session for the boys and girls starting practices in mid-March and running through early-June, you know the season has changed to Summer once the kids “take the field” in Knightdale.

The Knightdale girls’ softball program has produced a number great teams that have had great success in year end tournament play.

Both the baseball and softball programs have a dedicated group of coaches and administration that stress safety, sportsmanship, and fair play. Consequently, that dedication has seen Knightdale ball teams of all ages compete both regionally and state-wide for championships on almost an annual basis.

In addition to “heating” up the Spring and Summer, the ball fields remain full of Knightdale Youth Athletics well into the next season as well. This is because of the town’s Fall Baseball and Softball schedules. Play starts up for this autumn tradition among Knightdale Youth Athletics in mid-August and games run until the middle of October.

For those interested in this years’ upcoming Spring baseball or softball seasons, registration is open until February 15.

“Kick Into the Fun” of the East Wake Soccer Association

Youth basketball runs nearly year-round in Knightdale for both boys and girls.

Another of popular choice in Knightdale Youth Athletics offers both a Spring and Fall season for girls and boys. The local soccer programs offer fun for all ages. Like those above, however, they too are highly successful.

Much of the Spring and Fall soccer seasons are played right at Knightdale Station Park. The soccer programs are offered by the East Wake Soccer Association (EWSA). EWSA offers the sport for Knightdale, Wendell, and Zebulon residents ages 4-18. The EWSA lists their own mission statement on the official Town of Knightdale website and it is as follows.

“Children playing soccer in a positive atmosphere of sportsmanship and learning will always be our mission. 100% volunteer-driven since 1981, we remain devoted to the youth of our communities here in eastern Wake County. “

Boys and girls of all ages can play in either the Spring and Fall soccer leagues offered in Knightdale.

If Two Seasons Isn’t Enough, “Go to the Hoop” for Three with the Knightdale Youth Athletics Basketball Programs

The Knightdale Youth Athletics programs usually have a Summer and Fall season. But, the boys and girls basketball programs in Knightdale also have a Winter season. The longest of the three seasons is the Winter program. This runs from November – February.

Both the Fall and Summer Knightdale Youth Athletics basketball programs go for about two months. The Fall program runs from mid-September until mid-November, while Summer starts in May and ends in July.

Each of the Knightdale Youth Athletics basketball programs usually sees one or two practices and games per week. Occasionally, they also have a Saturday afternoon game on occasion.

The Knightdale Youth Athletic programs are a great way for the kids to stay active and have fun. For more information on the baseball, softball, and basketball programs, visit For more on the soccer programs, visit



Simply because it is not your own bedroom to lay in, this does not mean anyone else cares to be uncomfortable either. That’s right, our next series of articles “around the house,” will take us through Extra Bedroom Ideas. 

The addition of some unique artwork as pictured can make a statement in turning a spare room into a comfortable living space for guests.

To be more specific, in this the first post of this series, we will detail different Extra Bedroom Ideas to maximize space and create a cozy extra room. In the upcoming posts to follow, we will be more specific in ways to not only turn an extra bedroom in a comfortable spot for guests. In these, we will actually look at multiple options and usages for a “bonus room.”

Giving Guests Comfort with Extra Bedroom Ideas

Whether family or friend that is visiting, it is always nice to feel “at home,” even when one is not. Your Extra Bedroom Ideas should keep this in mind. Things we will discuss in this article and series will hopefully give you new insight and inspiration for your extra space!

Make a Statement in Your Extra Bedroom 

Just because you don’t lay your head to rest there every night doesn’t mean the guest bedroom shouldn’t be up to par design-wise. You can make a statement that is not only inviting and comfortable but stylish too.

Yes, you want a guest to feel at home, but this can be done in your particular comfort zone. Maybe some unique art on the walls of lighting can give this space the feel you are seeking. A headboard or accessory to the bed such as something to sit on could also be “statements” made among Extra Bedroom Ideas.

Transforming your attic into an extra bedroom can give that “home away from home” feel you desire if done tastefully.

Extra Bedroom Ideas: Transforming your Attic 

Maybe you don’t have the conventional “spare bedroom.” The “bonus room” is a feature offered in many newer floor plans. However, if you don’t have a “bonus” room, your creativity can still allow for Extra Bedroom Ideas.

But how, one may ask is this possible if If all the rooms in your home are occupied? What if you don’t have said “room” per se, but for whatever reason, you need to set up a bedroom? This is when we suggest looking at your attic space.

There can certainly be challenges to transforming attic space. However, as we will see in this series when done properly this can turn out incredible.

Making a Guest “Feel at Home” in Your Home

The inclusion of extra seating/an area to enjoy a little private time outside of the living room in an extra bedroom is a very welcoming touch.

Yes, when a guest visits, we obviously know they are not at home. However, with a little extra thought they can at least be made to feel at home.

The effort to have some type of comfortable seating beside the bed, can really help in this. Of our Extra Bedroom Ideas, this is one that allows them to sort of “be at home” in your home. Just a place to unwind where they can feel able to enjoy a few moments of privacy can be a very nice touch. Likewise, a dresser and personal storage with in the room can also provide them with the same “home away from home” type feeling.

No Need to Break the Bank: Utilizing Your Resources Can be Surprisingly Effective 

If the space has limits, simply use what you have and be creative.

A chair can look nice as a side table if utilized correctly for example. Color choice in the room can also come into play here. A happy or welcoming color scheme can certainly go along way in helping to complete an extra bedroom.

This concludes our first article focusing on Extra Bedroom Ideas. In our next post in this series, we will begin looking at more specific ideas. These are ideas the whole family can enjoy, and show uses “beyond a guest room.”

The builders at Knightdale Station can work with you through the building process, including ideas for your “bonus” room. To take a look at some of the floor plans available with a bonus room, visit