In this the final installment of our three-part series on Bonus Room Choices, we will take a look at four more possibilities to fill that empty space in your new dream home at Knightdale Station. We have detailed eight possible uses for your bonus room in the first two articles of this series and as noted above, will touch on four more Bonus Room Choices in this piece as well.
To view the previous two bonus room posts, follow the links below.
Bonus Room Ideas: Plenty of Options for Your Extra Space– Knightdale Station Blog- Feb. 6, 2020
A Little Imagination and Creativity Goes a Long Way with Bonus Room Options– Knightdale Station Blog- March 12, 2020
Now that you have reviewed and are thinking of all those great possibilities: here are four more!!! To start, we will look to appeal to the “creative one (s)” under your roof.
Bonus Room Choices for the “Rock Star” in Your Home!
In our “bonus room” series, we’ve discussed options for exercise, art, the children, and even a kitchenette. However, the next of our Bonus Room Choices will appeal to the resident musician under your roof. Yes, this suggestion is to turn that space into a “Music Room.”
The possibilities for this are practically endless, depending on what type of musician you are. Fill the room with instruments, music stands, amplifiers, speakers, and stereo equipment and you are on your way. Adding some music-themed decor and some “sound absorbing” items to the room to keep the sound from reverberating throughout the house can complete the room, and now all that awaits is the sweet sounds that will no doubt come from within the room.
Shhhh! Keep it “Quiet” with your own Library/Reading Room
We move from the amplified and “rockin'” sounds of a music room to an area of silence and serenity in the next of our “Bonus Room Choices.” It’s always a good idea to encourage your young ones to read, and especially coupling this with a member of the family who is enthusiastic about their books, turning your extra space into a reading room or library is another great suggestion from the folks at Nader’s.
Making this a comfortable and quiet space can be accomplished quite simply actually. Seating can be whatever is your preferred method. Maybe include some fun, comfortable seats for the kids such as bean bag chairs? Add in bright lighting to go along with your book and magazine collection, and you are on your way to “home librarian” status.
Are you Ready for It? An Actual Bonus “Bedroom!”
I would have to say that when someone first begins the process of building a new home or makes a purchase and there is a bonus room that this would be the most common thought for its usage. A spare bedroom. The reasons for this choice are obvious. Visiting family, friends, your children’s friends for “sleep-overs.” All great reasons to choose this from our Bonus Room Choices and make it an extra bedroom.
A nice, comfortable bed with clean sheets and blankets are a must for the spare bedroom. Likewise, in this clean and tidy space, we have detailed the “make them feel at home” in previous blogs, so maybe a small table and some type of seating as well. The guest or extra bedroom can be a big stress reliever whether you have planned visitors or last-minute surprise guests.
What’s More Important than Your Work? A Home Office Can Keep you on Top of Your Game.
This is our final suggestion in our three-part series on Bonus Room Choices. (In no particular order of importance, the choice is ALL yours!) But when it comes to the importance of “what you do” in everyday life, the thought of turning that extra room into a home office seems to make a lot of sense. Whether it is a place that you can get work done at home or simply a quiet area to pay your bills and such, a home office is a space that most can benefit from having.
The addition of a computer and desk can bring this option from our Bonus Room Choices to the “next level.” Filing cabinets to keep your records, a bookshelf, and a comfortable desk chair and you are on your way to a great home workspace. Don’t forget to stock up on pens and paper and to “clock in and out” when you arrive and leave (Just kidding about clocking in…this is your home, remember!!!)
All Bonus Room Choices Aside…the Choice is All Yours!
While we have used some suggestions from the experts at Nader’s and combined their thoughts with ours, the usage of your bonus room is a choice that is really all up to you. With the 12 different Bonus Room Choices we have offered up, we aim to give you some ideas to expand upon.
However, once you’ve found your ideal home plan (or home) at the Knightdale Station new home community, what you use a bonus room for is one that you can address as quickly as you like or take your time with. For more information on new homes available at Knightdale Station, visit knightdalestation.com.