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Indianapolis Custom Home Builders: What To Do With Your Bonus Room

Phil Myers - Monday, August 22, 2016

As you think about your bonus room, you might start exploring websites like Pinterest or even Houzz for recommendations. And, you’ll find plenty of helpful tips, but those sites can also be overwhelming. Indianapolis custom home builders are some of the best resources when it comes to room ideas for your future home.


At Phil Myers Custom Homes, we love helping customers turn their dreams into reality. As you think about your bonus room, here are a few ideas you should keep in mind.


Library/Study Room

One of the best ways your entire family can get use out of the bonus room in your custom home is by turning it into a library. Indianapolis custom home builders can line the walls with built-in shelving, so you can store, stack, and organize all of your books. Add in a few library tables or desks and your kids will have the perfect study break. And, you can arrange a few comfy chairs for the perfect spot to sit and read on rainy days.


Entertainment/Movie Room

Think beyond the home theater. Think more along the lines of total entertainment experience. Instead of creating a media room for your kids’ video games, let them hook their consoles up the projector. Instead of theater seats, use an over-sized couch the whole family and then some can sit on. And, take your movie watching experience up with a soda fountain and snack counter complete with your favorite drinks and movie-watching snacks.


Exercise Room

Don’t want to work out in the garage? We don’t blame you. Why shouldn’t you have a place to work out in style and comfort. Your bonus room can easily be turned into an exercise room by adding a few mirrors, treadmill, and a weight bench. You can customize your exercise room with motivating posters, a TV, or even a sound system so you can crank up your favorite exercise music.


Second Family Room

If you’re looking for another spot for your whole family to hang out and spend time in, why not create a second family room? If your first-floor family room is reserved for more formal seating and conversation, then make your bonus room a more fun place. Include a TV, comfortable seating, and even a kitchenette with a sink and mini fridge.


Bar and Lounge

Just because you aren’t building a lower level doesn’t mean you can’t still have the bar and lounge you’ve always dreamed of. It just means you need to build it in your bonus room. Complete the bar with a dart board or even a pool table. Your wine cellar can sit in a glass fronted room just behind the bar and the bar itself can feature taps for your favorite craft beers.

Are you ready to start building your custom home? Before you break ground, check out our free e-book, “Tips for Building a Custom Home.” Inside the e-book, you’ll find helpful information on picking a build site, choosing Indianapolis custom home builders, and starting the whole process.


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