Activity rooms are great bonus rooms that are fun to have and don't cost a lot of money. But don't forget to set aside some budget for decorative finishes - without this, the full functionality of the space that you envisioned could fall flat.
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  • The key to a successful craft room is organization. Take into account storage, seating and work surfaces when planning the space.
  • When planning a home gym map it out ahead of time to ensure you have enough clearance around each of the machines.
  • A chalkboard wall allows kids to draw all over the walls and express their creativity without any consequences!
  • There's no need to spend money on expensive seating in activity rooms. Easy to move poufs are a great solution for kids' spaces.
  • When including a media centre be sure to include extra storage for game consoles and remotes.
  • Activity rooms are ideal for fun crafts and DIY projects. Let loose and try things you might not want to do in the grownup parts of the house.

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"I don’t recommend doing a strong, 'in your face' design feature like a geometric mural in a big ticket room like a kitchen or bath, but in a bonus room like a gym you’re not running the risk of hurting your investment.

Activity rooms, home gyms, and play areas are great for having fun and expressing some design creativity.”
Scott McGillivray

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