Celebrate Your Years—whether you are an older couple doing the reno, or a young family, celebrate the years you have been together with family pictures and collectibles in the space. Adding big floor to ceiling shelving—maybe with a spot for a large screen tv? —is a good way to be able to do this. Include special memories and moments in this space, maybe even include some trophies!
Wiring for the Future—maybe you don’t really need or want surround sound, but, if you are adding new drywall anyway, getting this hardwired in ahead of time can be a great deal for your home’s future owners. It’s also the time to add the wiring for recessed lighting as well. It’s a lot cheaper to add this all in when you are just starting the renovation.
All in the Family—Using furniture to “zone” the bonus space can help divide it into sections for different purposes: seating area around the TV for a “Cineplex” feel, a table and chairs to the side for a family game spot and an open play area for the kids and grandkids.
However you decide to renovate that bonus room, remember it’s a great way to get the whole family involved. Taking the time to remember where you have come from—and looking toward not only your future, but your home’s future—are good ideas to get you started on your next renovation adventure around your home!