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January 26, 2019 4:21 pm

An increasing number of homes in Glen Allen VA, particularly those built by Lifestyle Home Builders, include rooms that can be used as bonus rooms or flex rooms. No matter what you call it, it’s extra space that allows your home to grow with you and serve a variety of needs. Whether it’s a loft area, a finished basement, or an extra room, the potential for the space is extensive. Owners can combine functions or dedicate the room to one purpose, resulting in numerous ways to make the most of this space.

Guest rooms are convenient when you need them, but can seem like a waste of space the rest of the time. A great way to use your bonus space as a guest room, while also letting it serve as a home office, game room, craft room, etc., is to use multi-functional furniture. Consider a Murphy bed that folds up against the wall, leaving plenty of floor space for kids to play. Alternatively, a sofa bed, provides a place to sit comfortably if you’d like a private reading nook or want to give the kids a separate room for their game systems. Use an ottoman with storage to hold guest room towels and sheets for convenience or use it as a place to store toys when guest do arrive.

Many homeowners appreciate the chance to finally dedicate a space to their hobbies. Be it painting, scrapbooking, quilting, model building, or any other creative pursuit, a flex room offers the space to spread out and not have to put everything away when it’s time for dinner if you’re used to using the dining table for your craft space. Use peg boards, shelving, tables and more to give you the easy access and storage you need to create.

Maybe your dream is to finally have a reading room and library where you can display all of your books and have somewhere to enjoy them in peace and comfort. Use your bonus room to install wall-to-wall bookshelves so that your collection has room to grow. Be sure to include cozy chairs for reading, a table for a favorite drink and maybe a few cookies, and don’t forget some warm blankets for those days when you want to curl up and enjoy a good book.

Although plenty of people join gyms, they’re not always good at sticking with the routine. If you’re serious about wanting to workout regularly, consider turning your flex room into a home gym. Include your equipment of choice and don’t forget a few full-length mirrors to check your form. Add in a TV if that will provide extra motivation and leave space for doing everything from full aerobic workouts to calming yoga and meditation. With your own gym at home, there’s no excuse not to fit in a quick workout, even when time is short.

If you like to entertain, turn your space into an entertainment room, with a bar, stools, comfy sofas and chairs and a few side tables. You’ve got the perfect place for cocktail parties or any sort of friendly get together. Include a tv if you want to gather friends for the big game, or include a sound system for your own dance club. Best of all, you can decorate it to create any vibe you want, from sports bar to Parisian chic.

The appeal of a bonus room, or at least the potential of a bonus room if you have a finishable basement, is the way it allows your home to grow with you. That space can be used as a guest room and home office, but if the family suddenly grows or a family member moves in, you have the space to adjust. Best of all, it usually gives homeowners a chance to be more creative with the space, indulging in personal hobbies and pastimes that give you even more enjoyment from your homes in Glen Allen VA. Contact Lifestyle Home Builders today to learn about their flexible floor plans and how you can create a home that truly fits your lifestyle.

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