If you’ve given any thought to the layout of your dream home, you’ve probably thought about the rooms that have a specific purpose: kitchenbathrooms, living room, and bedrooms. While these are obviously going to be part of your home, you might want to consider another room: a bonus room. This room doesn’t need a specific purpose. It can be used for whatever purpose you need at the time.

In this article, we’ll explain five reasons why you should consider including a bonus room in your home with a remodel project.

5 Reasons for a Bonus Room

Game Room

If you’re getting tired of the kids taking the main TV in the home to play their games or you don’t have the space for the air hockey or pool table that you’ve always dreamed of having. You can have your contractor create a space that will accommodate whatever gaming equipment you might need or want.

Home Theater

If you love watching movies on the big screen but would prefer to stay home, adding a bonus room to use as a home theater is a perfect solution. When set up properly, you can enjoy a theater-like experience in your own home. Add comfy seating, a great sound system, and a large flat-screen television and you’ll have the ideal space for entertaining.

Creative Space

If you want a space where you can engage in your favorite hobbies without having to set up and take down your equipment every time, a bonus room may be the best idea. You can set up your own dance studio or painting studio. Then again, maybe a recording studio is your dream. No matter what, you can use your bonus room to exercise your creativity.

Occupy the Kids

While it’s true that a game room is a great way to occupy the kids, if they’re not interested in playing games or you just want their toys out of the way, a bonus room makes a great playroom. You can decorate it in a way that your kids will want to play in it and you can install storage solutions to keep everything nice and neat. This keeps their bedroom and the other major areas of your home clutter-free.

Home Gym

If you like the idea of getting and staying in shape but you don’t have the time or energy to go to the gym, a bonus room is a great place to create a home gym. Simply add a few pieces of equipment and a small set of weights. You can add pieces later on, as you can afford them.


When planning your dream home, it’s a given to consider the rooms with a defined purpose. However, you may also want to consider a bonus room that can be used for whatever you need when you need it. This flexible space can be used for a variety of reasons, as outlined here. Contact the professionals at Handyman and Mrs. Helper Kitchen & Bath today for help adding your bonus room to your home.