Simple to Stunning: Bonus Room
Not too long ago we highlighted a pajama lounge in our simple to stunning section of the blog and as cozy as it sounds, dedicating a whole room in a family home for feeling cozy outside your bedroom or other living area can feel unpractical for many. John and Sherry on the Young House Love blog show off their use of their bonus room. Their bonus room, “crammed in a decent amount of fun, function, and a big ol’ spot to sit down and never get back up again. The couch in here is truly a vortex that’s impossible to resist.”
If you are looking for a functional use of extra space in your home, this couple’s room is a great example of using the space in a way that benefits the whole family. They started with an area that was extra storage above the garage and transformed it into a more useful space. They wanted a shared playing area for the kids that was contained (the door could be closed) but were hesitant to call it a playroom because they wanted it to serve grown-ups too. The couple says the bonus room is, “great for movie nights, it sleeps our overflow guests, and even works out as a quiet space to sneak off and read.”
They split the room into five functional zones; an arts & crafts desk, teepee, sofa/TV, dress up corner, and wall-to-wall storage and floating shelves. This space ends up being full of whimsy and comfort leaving me desperate for a bonus room in my home! Check out a few photos below of this space’s transformation but for more photos please check out the Young House Love blog.
If you are considering a renovation in your home, consider adding a bonus room, also consider applying for our FHA 203K rehab loan. To do this, apply online by going to our website and pressing the "Apply Now" button.