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Bonus Room Design Ideas for Your Lifestyle


Before you start a bonus room project, consider what you need and want most. Are you a Packers fanatic? An aspiring artist? Does your mother-in-law need a space of her own? These bonus room design ideas might help you choose the perfect project to meet your needs, and make room for your hobbies and interests.

Billiards Bar

One of our bonus room design ideas is to create a luxurious guest suite.
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A classic billiards bar with modern updates is a smart choice for those looking for a stylish take on the man cave, or those who want to give teens a fun, safe place to hang out. We love exposed brick walls, rustic wood on the bar and pool table, and modern lighting.

Space to Create

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If you sew, scrapbook, paint, or love to create, you know how much it helps to have dedicated space to spread out and stay organized. Storage solutions help keep your supplies in order so you can spend more time creating and less time searching through boxes and plastic totes. Install built-in cabinetry to store your crafting supplies and furnish the space with a large work table with plenty of room to work. Add whimsical overhead and ample under cabinet lighting for a usable, cheery space to stay creative.

Sports Retreat

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If you live for game day, this bonus room design idea can help you transform your space into a sports den where you can kick back with friends to watch the game. Coffered ceilings add depth and allow the room to come alive with recessed lighting. Use tiered seating and warm hues like orange and chocolate to create an inviting game-watching paradise. 

Guest Suite

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Is your mother-in-law moving in? Do you have frequent overnight guests? Turn your bonus room into a suite fit for royalty with separated sleeping and living spaces. Include matching nightstands on either side of the bed and sofas for sitting or lounging. Decorate in soft, muted tones and incorporate a variety of textures like linen and satin that will make your guests feel as though they’re staying at a comfortable, high-end resort. 

With a little imagination, there are endless bonus room design ideas for making your extra space fit your lifestyle. For help designing and remodeling the bonus room in your home, feel free to give us a call at 608.709.7517 or stop by our showroom for more inspiration for making your home truly custom to your needs.