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As you meticulously plan every inch of your home, there may come a time when you have a bonus space that’s not being used. While this can be a blessing for many homeowners, having this extra space to create something extraordinary in, others may not know what to do with it. Should it just be another bedroom for guests or can it be used for more? The best thing about your home is that it’s yours, which means that this extra room has the potential to be everything you ever wanted it to be, and the possibilities are endless. Take some tips from the home building pros here on the top ways to use a spare room in your home.

Guest Room

We’ll start off with the most obvious…an extra room to accommodate guests. As you can probably imagine, living in Southwest Florida means entertaining more, and having a dedicated space to place guests is important. Think of this room as your guests’ very own private oasis and give them the space they need to be able to feel at home in your home. Being able to provide your guests with their own room is essential, instead of fitting them into common spaces, which can make them feel like they’re in the way.

Home Gym

Have you always wanted a space in your home to exercise with no interruptions? Sure, setting up your Peloton right in the living room sounds like a good idea, until you’re bothered during your workout or you’re bothering someone else while they try to relax. Having a space for your workout equipment helps give you the space and the time necessary to devote to your healthy lifestyle. Plus, it gives you no excuses to skip your workout, since all you have to do is grab some water and walk over to the next room.

Office Space

For those who work from home, you know how important it is to have a place to be productive in, especially if you’re not home alone in the house. Limit background noise from the kitchen and living areas by creating your own space to accomplish all your tasks. This way, not only will you be more productive, others in your home won’t feel like they have to walk on eggshells during the work day. Make this space bright and motivating with some plant life and lots of light to really get a lot of work done.

Other Bonus Room Ideas

You may have other plans for this extra space in your home, which is why having it is so exciting. If you’re not quite sure what you want to make out of this room, take a look of some other ideas like:

  • Reading room

  • Playroom for the kids/grandkids

  • Media room

  • Game room

  • Sewing/music/hobby room

Like we said before, the possibilities are endless, so be creative! See what your home is missing and consider using this room for that. Whether you’re looking to get in shape with a home gym or limit the noise while you work, give the grandkids a place to play or finally get started on that sewing project you always wanted to complete, your extra space can be of assistance. So, when it’s time to plan your bonus room, keep these ideas in mind and remember to maximize it to best suit your lifestyle.

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