Let’s pretend for a minute. Say you’ve got an extra room in your house and you can do anything with it. Pretend you do not require the space for that extra child or that collection of merry-go-round horses. It is just extra and you can do anything with it.
It could be your salsa dancing room or your indoor basketball court. Maybe it’s a meditation room, a home gym or a household room.
In fact we could all use an extra room. Once we are all set and the kitchen, baths and common rooms have been taken care of, there appears to always be a demand for just a little extra space. A fantasy room.
I’m trying to chose between a comfy, comfortable library and also a playroom for the kids. Not that there’s any hurry for my decision.
A game area? A billiard dining table, board games, possibly even a built-in bar. It is like a playroom for adults.
SchappacherWhite Architecture D.P.C.
There’s no reason a game room can’t be stylish, no matter what your style is. This shed (OK, deluxe shed) is a bright, open-air take on the dark, leather-and-beer-signs version of the living room.
Jennifer Bevan Interiors
A screening room? Otherwise called a media room. This one goes out using supercomfy chairs and cocktail tables. I’ve been wanting to see all of the Harry Potter movies in a row. This room are the place to get it done.
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John Willis Homes
A screening room does not have to have particular architecture. A big screen and a lot of comfortable seating are actually all you need (oh, and blackout shades).
Krieger + Associates Architects, Inc..
A home library? Is your book set in teetering piles against the wall? Is your idea of a fantastic time a few hours of quiet solitude with a fantastic novel? Floor-to-ceiliing built-ins, a sliding ladder and a fantastic reading seat would do well.
Smith & Vansant Architects PC
You do not need built-ins (rows of matching Billy bookcases out of Ikea can do the trick), but they do look good, do not they? And books are their own form of decoration, adding colour, texture and personality to an area (and to a person, for that matter).
An audio room? Just picture the epic jam sessions with your buddies to be had here. You may never be the Rolling Stones, but if you’ve got your own private music room you’ll be able to pretend you’re.
Bruce Palmer Interior Design
Soundproofing does not have to be egg cartons stapled into the garage door. Support you mini Mozart with soundproofed, vinyl-covered walls. It can double as a padded room for all the thrashing.
A craft room? Indulge your inner Martha. Imagine what sort of amazing and beautiful things you could make if you had the surface region and the storage room to accompany your imagination.
It does not have to be fancy. A fantastic craft room just must be organized and provide a tiny surface space. A painted pegboard and a number of containers are a fantastic start.
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Kate Jackson Design
A playroom? It is fun for the kids and fun for the grown-ups (the kids have somewhere to go to raise a ruckus). It does not have to have to be an architect-designed tree house. Indoor swings, beanbags and some shelving for toys. There you have it.
Obviously it’s possible to go full-on forest (or whatever) fantasy and turn your playroom into a themed romp through the land of make believe.
Wendi Young Design
A perfect guest room. A designated guest room is always ready, nicely decorated and cozy. Nobody must sleep on a blow-up under your desk. How relaxing to not have to go digging for the extra sheets each time Aunt Agnes visits.
David Howell Design
A guest room can reflect your personality and design quirks as much as any other room. Use it to create an aesthetic dream room where clutter isn’t welcome.
Judith Balis Interiors
A home office. Whether you’re a writer, a bookkeeper or a homemaker, you deserve your personal space.
This backyard prefab cottage is the best home office — off but close. Tiny but just big enough.