Homes are no longer standard cookie cutter plans giving buyers the standard so many bedrooms and so many bathrooms, a kitchen, living room and possibly a den. New homes, especially when custom built homes are more and more frequently featuring bonus or specialty room add-ons.
What’s hot in bonus rooms
#1 The Man Cave – It is no secret that guys love their toys. Women often do not love them all throughout the house. Creating a specified Man Cave is a great way to compromise. Man Caves can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. Big screen TV’s, bars, theater seating, sports or music memorabilia, rich dark colors, great lighting, pool tables or other gaming tables, work areas can be incorporated and even merged with garages for car or motorcycle collectors, grilling areas, computer stations, musical instrument setups, gun safes, you name it. The man cave can be as unique as the man.
#2 The Kid Cave – Have more than one child? A playroom is a great way to give them a place space that won’t wreak havoc on the rest of your home. Kid caves range from basic to elaborate depending on the amount of space and investment. Built in wall cubbies can help to keep things neat and off the floor. Day beds and smaller sized furniture, lots of windows for natural light, TV’s securely fastened to walls, trampolines, ropes, swings, even rock walls have been installed before. Game tables, chalkboard walls, bookcases, nap areas, and additional storage for toys and clothes all can be incorporated.
#3 Theater Room – Who doesn’t love going to the movies? – Now you can have the movie theater experience without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. Stadium seating in oversized stuffed reclining chairs with built-in cup holders, Built in wall candy vending machines or soda machines, old style popcorn poppers, and the beauty of an oversized movie screen complete with classic velvet rope pull curtains – or step it up and add it to the home automation, curtains can retract via remote control.
#4 Art Studio / Creative Space – Do you love to draw, paint, sing, dance or otherwise be creative? Most homes really do not have a space incorporated for such things. Creating a bonus room around what you love to do makes for a unique space. Build an art bar, frame and display your art on the walls, get creative with the lighting, install recording equipment and instruments, add computer stations, mirror a wall and add a dance bar.. the sky is the limit.
The options really are endless. When drawing out the plans for your new customized Harden Home, a bonus/specialty room can add that special something. Give Harden Custom Homes a call at 239-205-5075 or visit www.hardencustomhomes.com to make your dream home a reality.
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