Bonus rooms don’t have to be the drop zone for old furniture. They can be functional and fashionable spaces, even despite the challenges of trying to do too many things in the room or odd angles and dimensions.
“It really depends on how people want to use them. They’re extra space. People modify them or finish them based on their current needs,” said Rick Goldstein, architect and company principal with MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers].
Bonus rooms also can evolve over time, from a kids’ playroom to teen suites to an art studio or music room for empty nesters.