Not only should your home provide shelter from the outside world, but it should also be a place for people to gather and enjoy themselves. Creating spaces that are functional is important to have in your home, but creating spaces that can serve multiple purposes can make your house feel more cozy and unique.
Having areas in your home that are dedicated to professional situations and work can make the fun spaces that much more beautiful. Cole Val Construction wants to give you some options on how to add some amusement to your space.
1- Game Room
If you have a family with teenagers or are really into gaming, a dedicated place for these activities might be the right space for you. Game rooms can be completely customizable and include arcade games, video game consoles, tabletop games, ping pong and pool tables, and more! Whatever your family finds enjoyable, can be included in your game room.
There are different designs and themes for different game rooms. If you are doing mostly online gaming, the room might need to be placed in the basement, or designed with a dark theme. If you are using the game room for air hockey or other arcade games, a lighter or theme with neon signs could be appropriate.
2- Walk-In Closet
A walk-in closet can not only make you feel like a movie star but is also a functional option that makes organizing easy. Walk-in closets can provide storage that is away from the rest of the home but can have an alluring design.
Bigger closets have an added level of privacy because they are easy to dress in and do not usually have windows. Some extensive walk-in closets include the primary bathroom, so you can fully get ready away from your family or neighbors.
3- Hidden Garage
If you have a car that you are really protective of or you just want to hide some clutter, consider adding a hidden garage to your home. A hidden garage can be an underground type parking garage, slots that move up and down to reveal the vehicle, or even create a space behind your home.
Garages are typically used for the storage of junk items and as a way to keep your cars away from the weather. Creating a hidden garage gives you the opportunity to uniquely display your project cars, or create a showroom of sorts. Garages don’t have to be ugly and unfunctional, work with a custom home builder like Cole Val Construction to build any space you can imagine.
4- Guest Suite
Just because you don’t lay your head down here every night, doesn’t mean you need to skimp on design or quality. Guest rooms can be elevated to the next level with decor, add-ons, and location.
Guest rooms should be made to feel cozy and homey. While staying in a hotel may seem nice for a while, staying in a cozy room will make your guests feel like they are in their own homes. Some ways to make the room feel cozier are to let in natural light, mix textures and fabrics, and incorporate greenery.
Another aspect that can help improve the stay of your guests is including a seating area in the room. Adding a comfy chair or couch gives your guests a place to relax and unwind that isn’t just the bed. The seating can act as a reading nook that doubles as decor.
For avid readers and book collectors, installing a library in your home can be a unique way to display the collection. Bookshelves can be freestanding or built right into the walls, and shelves can be used to display knick-knacks or pieces for travel as well.
Libraries are a unique element that you don’t normally see in homes, which gives your living space an element of excitement.
6- Creative Room
The options are endless for a creative room. A paint or art studio, a nursery or greenhouse, a wood shop, or more. Any room in your home can be used to fuel your creative passions and make a focal point in your home. This may not be a place that you share with your guests, but it can make your home feel like paradise.
Feuling our creative side can improve our quality of life and give us something to look forward to. Making this a part of your home can increase the joy you feel to come home to it. Having a space dedicated to your passion also makes the rest of your home more functional and perform their specific duty in your home.
7- Mud Room
A space that is specific for dirty shoes, clothes, and toys can keep your home tidier. A mud room is an additive to your entryway or just off the garage that can be used to take off muddy boots or contaminated clothes after work. Mudrooms are usually made with tile so it is easier to clean and they can also include a washer and dryer so that clothes don’t have to be carried all the way through the house.
Your mudroom is a great place to keep your pet beds, toys, and food bowls. You can build in whatever storage and other cool gadgets you can think of for a mud room.
A loft can be used as a playroom for kids or a unique guest bedroom. Lofts are unique because they are more out of the way of the rest of the home and give a special shape to the room. For kids, having a loft play space can be magical and feel like a fancy treehouse. Creating a space in your loft to entertain can keep the fun away from the rest of the functional areas of your house.
9- Spa/Meditation Room
If you are looking for a quiet space or somewhere to unwind, create a space with a soothing vibe. Using light colors, tones that elicit happy feelings, and natural light, you can turn your space into a yoga room or meditation area.
A secluded area in your home can give you a place to relax and unwind. Keeping this space separate from clutter and keeping it at the perfect temperature will make it feel carefree.
10- Bar Lounge
If you have extra space in your basement, creating a bar to entertain guests is a way to make the most of it. Not only will this be a great place to entertain and have fun, but it can also be a way to make your home more comfortable to you. Having a bar or soda bar in your home can make home date nights more exciting.
These lounges can include more than just drinks. You can include popcorn machines, a pizza oven, candy jars, an ice cream station, and more! The sky is the limit when it comes to a snack lounge.
Cole Val Construction Custom Homes
Our team wants to help you create a space that you love. When building a custom home, you can design functional and fun areas that make your home feel like your own. We want to help you design a space that works for you and your family. We know that dreaming big for your home is fun, so our team will take your dreams and make sure they become a reality that fits your budget.
Cole Val has experienced builders and continues to design homes across Northern Utah. Working with us gives you a sleek look and peace of mind knowing that your home is sound. Contact us today to get your custom home project started.