Bonus Rooms and New Florida Homes

Bonus Rooms in New Florida Homes

You found the floor plan you like for your new Florida home, but it has one more room than you have children to fill. Or, if you are empty-nesters, it has four bedrooms and you don’t think you’ll ever have that many guests.

What you’ve got is a bonus room in your new Florida home. Take pleasure in the fact that you have a room that you can use for many different reasons.

Here are a few ideas on what you can use it for:

Office Space: Whether you work at home or would just like to have a place where you can pay the bills, research plans for a home improvement, shopping trip or vacation, or just read a book, having an office is a simple, inexpensive luxury.
You can either go formal and use wood paneling and floors, or do something more soothing with a deep red. You could go more modern with yellow or orange tones, or something in comforting brown tones.

Recreation: A pool table, a ping-pong table or just a table to play cards on could easily make your bonus room a rec room. Paint it in bright colors and put in brightly colored furnishings to make it fun. Or you could go with a big-screen TV for sports and paint it in the colors of your favorite team.

Fitness Center: You could make yourself a simple fitness center with just a treadmill and some weights, or go extravagant with a weight station. Better yet, consider one of the new motion-sensor game consoles that let you exercise as you play anything from tennis to boxing. For a fitness center it’s best to keep things simple and light. While you don’t want anything too monochromatic, you don’t want a splashy red or green either.

So while you might think that extra space is a room too far in your new Florida home, it’s actually a simple luxury you can enjoy.

For ideas about bonus rooms and other building tips, talk to our representatives at ICI Homes. We’ve been building in Florida for 30 years and know all the angles.

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