There are people out there who absolutely love an open concept, and like to have just the amount of square footage you need. But then there are times, that you need just a little more space; a bonus room.
The Formal Dining Room
Many people discovered within the past 12-18 months that the dining room could be more than just a dining room. Personally, I love a dining room. I love when I am entertaining being able to have my friends all sit down at the same table. I love when I have a lot of work to do to have the ability to stretch out. I love being able to have the space to customize it for whatever I need.
Before you start revamping the "bonus room", consider the following:
What do the members of your home need? Space for to work on paperwork? Space designated for toys and playtime? Space for storage?
Do one of the members of your home have a hobby? Are they committed to that hobby? Does the hobby require extra space?
There is a difference between moving furniture, and completely redesigning the room. Talk about budget, what all needs to be altered or added in order to make the space work.
Alternative Ideas for the Bonus Room From A to Z
(minus U and X.... unless you play the ukulele or xylophone as a hobby)
Bar and Cocktail Space
Indoor Plant Room
Jigsaw Puzzle Room
Radio Control Hobby Room
Train Station Room
Table Tennis/ Pool Table
Video Game Room
Zumba or Dance Studio