At NewStyle Communities, we know how important extra space can be. In a home designed for comfort and flexibility, there’s nothing better than having a multi-purpose bonus room to use as you please. That’s why we love being able to offer optional second-floor bonus spaces in our Palazzo, Portico, Promenade, Piazza, and Verona plans!
Looking forward to your annual family get-together? Your bonus room is the perfect spot for a bar/lounge Need a quiet place to work or read? Your space can be an office or library. Depending on your mood or what you need, your bonus space is whatever you want it to be!
Take a look at a few design ideas to use this unique space in your NewStyle Communities home.
How to Design a Bonus Space
Designing a comfortable and useful bonus room means keeping both form and function in mind.
Choose furniture wisely. Think It can be very easy to overwhelm an upper-level bonus space with large furniture, so consider scale. Choose smaller pieces that don’t take up a lot of floor space, and only include essential pieces you know will get used.
Hide the bed. If your bonus space is being used as a bedroom or guest room, hiding the bed will give you extra floor space during the day. Sofa beds, hideaway (platform) beds or Murphy beds are practical, modern solutions.
Don’t forget the lights. Natural light from windows or skylights is a must for daytime illumination. At night, wall-mounted light fixtures, such as sconces, are perfect for a bonus room since they don’t take up space on tables or floors.
Mirrors are always a good idea. Due to their smaller size, bonus spaces may feel dim. Adding a large mirror on one wall can make the space feel larger. Another option is to place smaller accent mirrors around the space.
How To Use Your Second-Floor Bonus Space
Not quite sure how to use your bonus space? Here are some ideas to consider:
Home Office/Library. If you work from home, your bonus space is a great spot for an office. Imagine your desk, laptop, and maybe a few other pieces, such as a colorful area rug and a plant or two. Add a comfy chair and some bookcases. Voila… you’ve also created a library!
Lounge Space. Whether you’re known for big-time parties or low-key weekend hangouts, entertaining is so much fun when you have your own “party” room. Picture a comfy couch and chairs, a high-top table – and your DJ set-up. Add a wet bar to your bonus space and you have your very own lounge.
Hobby/Craft Room. Do you love to draw and paint? How about playing music? If you’ve fallen out of touch with a hobby because of a lack of space, we have good news: you can pick it back up. With a spacious, open bonus room, you can sit back, relax, and reconnect with the hobbies that make you feel your best.
Playroom/Game Room. No doubt about it, a bonus room can be a fun space for the grandkids. Whether they’re doing homework, playing video games or having impromptu dance parties, this space can be their oasis. It’s also a great place to stash their games and toys while keeping the mess out of your main living area.
At NewStyle Communities, we make sure our new home floorplans provide options to personalize your home to fit your lifestyle. Make the most of your NewStyle home, and use your extra space as you want. You deserve it all. For more information about our homes and communities, please contact us.