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What Should You Do With A Bonus Room In A House?

What Should You Do With A Bonus Room In A House?

What Should You Do With A Bonus Room In A House?

A bonus room is one of those extra spaces found in the house that does not fit within the definitions of the other rooms found in the house.  Bedrooms and other rooms have their names and particular uses whereas the bonus room does not.  The bonus room still can be useful for the homeowner and this article explores what homeowners might want to utilize their bonus rooms for.

What Exactly Is A Bonus Room?

As mentioned above a bonus room is usually not one of the other typical rooms like bedroom, family room, living room, or den.  Sometimes the bonus room is found in the upper levels of the home like an attic space that has been finished.  The room may not be large but is still big enough to utilize in some way.  When in an attic there may be slanted ceilings or lower than normal ceilings.  Basically, it is not a typical room and rather than let that room be wasted space someone (builder or the homeowner) decided to covert that room to usable space.

Can A Bonus Room Be Used As A Bedroom?

Depending on the size of the bonus room, some can be used as a bedroom.  Whether it can be described as a bedroom in marketing remarks when selling a home is a different story.  In most locations a bedroom has to have a closet and two ways in/out of the bedroom (a window can be one of those ways) in order to be legally called a bedroom.  So, a bonus room on the third-floor attic space may not be technically called a bedroom that does not mean people won’t use it...

May 2021 Greater Cincinnati Luxury Real Estate Market Report

May 2021 Greater Cincinnati Luxury Real Estate Market Report

Luxury home inventory increased slightly from April 2021.  Days on market decreased slightly and the amount of homes that sold overall increased as compared to last month.  The summer time is traditionally a slower time period for sales.  This time last year the real estate buying cycle was pushed due to the COVID pandemic and summer remained pretty active time for real estate.  As the economy is opening up and people are wanting to get out we might see a drop in home buying/selling activity as people opt to spend more time travelling and catching up on things they could not do during the pandemic.

May 2021 Cincinnati Luxury Real Estate Market Statistics
If you need help buying or selling a luxury home in the Greater Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky area feel free to contact me so that you can gain some insight in to the local luxury real estate market.

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