What to do with room?

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

What you do with this space depends entirely on your lifestyle and where you would find the most value with the extra floorspace. If you need a home office, make it an office. It sounds like it would make an amazing dining room if you have a large family or like to entertain. Perhaps a playroom if you have/will have children? My husband would make it a pool table room in 5 seconds.


It could really be anything, just make sure it adds the most value to your life and isn’t just another room to fill with furniture and never use.

Post # 3
1411 posts
Bumble bee

Craft room? Reading room? Dining room? Bar/sitting room? Game room? Home office?

So many options depending on what you want to use it for. If it were me I’d probably turn it into an office/craft room with a nice cozy reading nook. But it depends on what you want to do in your home.

Post # 4
2657 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Completely agree with PPs that the best use of the space is going to depend entirely on your family and lifestyle. I think both of the options you’ve posed could work well – but which do you think you would get the most use out of?

Personally, a home office with a sitting area/reading nook would be one option I would consider (I’ve always wanted a home library lol). A formal dining and/or sitting room would also work well for my family (providing there isn’t already a nice dining area lol). Hubby would push for the space to be a games room with a bar, which would also be a good fit for us.

Post # 5
432 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

This almost sounds/looks like the house I grew up in! We had the exact same thing. We used it as an office/seating area. There was a desk with a computer against one wall, and just a nice bench on the other. In the corner there was comfy chair with a beautiful lamp and was used as a reading area.

Post # 6
2527 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I personally would do a playroom if I had that extra space. But if I didn’t have a kid, I would do an office. 

I agree with PP thought that honestly we can’t answer it for you, if you’d use a bar more than an office than go with that. If you’d find use with having a seperate office space, I would go with that. 

Post # 7
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I would do a library/ more formal seating area

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