Building A Better Bonus Room In 3 Steps

There are lots of hot home design trends for 2021, but multipurpose spaces take the cake. If you’re lucky enough to have a bonus room, whether it’s a finished basement, open loft, cozy den, or FROG (finished room over garage), you may be wondering what you can do to make the most of the space you have. Here, we’ll cover how you can build a better bonus room in just a few simple steps, so you can finally cross off that item off your home renovation checklist and enjoy!

Step 1: Shop For Quality Cabinets

The basements and bonus rooms from our favorite TV shows all have one thing in common: quality cabinets for storage and keeping your space tidy. Since the goal is to create multipurpose spaces, this could mean installing bar cabinets, adding a luxurious laundry room, or including a much-needed workspace with home office cabinetry. You could even incorporate a matching Murphy bed for extra sleeping accommodations! With that said, no bonus room is complete without an entertainment center to frame your large-screen TV, and house games and electronics. TV room cabinetry is key to building a better bonus room, and that is why quality cabinets are the first step.

Step 2: Make Sure Your Space Suits Your Needs

Some homes need a family-friendly hub, where kids can play and teens can hang with Mom or Dad. Other homes need a grown-ups only space to entertain guests or a relaxing rec room for unwinding after a busy work week. Take a look at your home renovation checklist and decide what would be the best use of your bonus room before finalizing your plan. When designing a multipurpose space within the home, it’s smart to nail down what those purposes are before spending time and money on a home improvement project and wasting that valuable square footage.

1-29-21 RTA2-Nutmeg TwistStep 3: Create A Cohesive Look

While multipurpose spaces are functional and can satisfy a variety of potential needs, they also should have a cohesive look and overall vibe. As part of the home, your flooring choices, colors, finishes, fabrics and decor should fit the design style used throughout the rest of your interior, or this room will stick out like a sore thumb. Take the bonus room featured in the 2021 HGTV Dream Home, for example. Located on the bottom floor, this spectacular space offers casual comfort with cozy seating, quality cabinets for storage, and a coastal theme that makes it seem right at home within this incredible waterfront escape.


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At TheRTAStore, we help make your dream home a reality with RTA (ready to assemble) and pre-assembled cabinets and accessories. Whether it’s your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, home office, home bar, TV room, or closet, we offer the same (if not better) quality you would find at any retail store, but for a fraction of the price. Stop by our website or give us a call, and let us make your dreams come true with the help of our free room design service.