Dream Home Building Blocks: The Bonus Room
There’s a key word in this post’s title that we want you to focus on and that’s ‘bonus’. Positivity can be a rare find right now, but it’s more important than ever. On a separate tangent, we hope that you really are trying to find the positivity in each day and know that businesses like Valley Windows are committed to ensuring that you have the services that you need in a safe manner, but also prioritizing the customer service that we’ve taken decades to hone. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, but just know that we’re right there with you.
At the very least, we can share the information that we’re passionate about with you. You may have noticed previous posts in this series; basically, we’re looking at each of the key rooms in your home and dissecting what makes them successful. And that brings us back to the word bonus and the room that we’re focusing on today – your bonus room.
Many don’t have one, which is in part why it’s referred to as a bonus room – it’s not an assumed part of any home’s architecture. It’s extra space and you can use it however you see fit. Here are some of our ideas:
- Fitness Space – if you’re an exercise aficionado and you don’t like making the trek to the gym or feel like being outside for too long, you can shorten your commute significantly by building out an area for you to get your heart rate up, at home. It doesn’t need to be anything expansive, think through the equipment you’d need for a variety of workouts, so that you don’t get bored. Luckily, the market has so many options now, that you don’t need to break the bank. Our recommendations here are to ensure that there’s proper airflow, good lighting and space for you to move around.
- Movie den – There’s something really magical about cinemas and places to experience films. You create really fond memories there, but the price tag can be high – especially when you factor in the guilty pleasure food and drink options. A bonus room can help you enjoy the exact same thing just metres from you. Movie dens are a great idea if your bonus room is at a lower level with less light. Again, you don’t have to spend a tonne of money here – you can get creative looking at older projectors and hanging sheets or even using blank walls to watch your favourite films with loved ones.
- Office – Working from home is more popular than ever. What’s interesting is that those embracing it have quickly migrated to kitchen tables or couches, rather than carving out a space designated to get their best work done. Well, that changes now. An inexpensive desk, a comfortable and ergonomic chair and a few inspirational mementoes will actually have you doing even better work, so says science.
Need more ideas or advice about how to give you a better view? Reach out to the Valley Windows team.